The Pastoral Clinic

Author: Angela Garcia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258290
Size: 78.52 MB
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Lyrically evoking the Española Valley and its residents through conversations, encounters, and recollections, The Pastoral Clinic is at once a devastating portrait of addiction, a rich ethnography of place, and an eloquent call for a new ...

The Pastoral Clinic

Author: Angela Garcia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520947827
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The Pastoral Clinic takes us on a penetrating journey into an iconic Western landscape—northern New Mexico’s Española Valley, home to the highest rate of heroin addiction and fatal overdoses in the United States.

Righteous Dopefiend

Author: Philippe I. Bourgois
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520230880
Size: 80.13 MB
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Explores the world of homelessness and drug addiction in contemporary United States, discussing such themes as violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, social inequality, and power relations.

Addiction Trajectories

Author: Eugene Raikhel
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822353644
Size: 12.60 MB
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Drawing on medical anthropology and science and technology studies,the contributors to Addiction Trajectories examine the epistemic, therapeutic, and experiential dimensions of contemporary addiction.

Vita

Author: João Biehl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520242785
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Vita, Brazil, is a place where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick and the homeless are left to die. This text is for anyone attempting to understand the conditions of life, thought and ethics in the contemporary world.

The Power Of The Between

Author: Paul Stoller
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226775364
Size: 75.70 MB
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Graced with Stoller’s trademark humor and narrative elegance, The Power of the Between is both the story of a distinguished career and a profound meditation on coming to terms with the impermanence of all things.

Improvising Medicine

Author: Julie Livingston
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822353423
Size: 32.31 MB
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Focused on Botswana's only dedicated oncology ward, Improvising Medicine renders the experiences of patients, their relatives, and clinical staff during a cancer epidemic.

Suffering And Sentiment

Author: C. Jason Throop
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520260570
Size: 55.36 MB
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This book is a classic of Pacific ethnography, a grounded and subtle contribution to the burgeoning literature on pain and suffering, and an important, person-centered study that is also deeply embedded in rich cultural analysis.

Wannabes Goths And Christians

Author: Amy C. Wilkins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226898482
Size: 13.16 MB
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Subcultures help young people, especially women, navigate these connecting territories by offering them different sexual strategies: wannabes cross racial lines, goths break taboos by becoming involved with multiple partners, and Christians ...

Embodiment And Experience

Author: Thomas J. Csordas
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521458900
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Students of culture have been increasingly concerned with the ways in which cultural values are inscribed on the body. The unifying theme of these essays is that the body is at once a fount of symbols and the instrument of experience.