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Author Das, Veena, author
Title Affliction : health, disease, poverty / Veena Das
Imprint New York : Fordham University Press, [2015]
book jacket
 Ethnology Library  RA418.5.P6 D368 2015    AVAILABLE    30520020805827
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  362.1086 D2605 2015    AVAILABLE  -  30500101548777
Edition First edition
Descript xiv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Forms of living
Forms of living
Note "Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. It traces the unfolding of illness within families, local communities, neighborhood markets and in occult worlds. Privileging the experience of people living in these neighborhoods it asks how can global health be made to take this experience into account rather than escape from it?"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-248) and index
How the Body Speaks -- A Child Learns Illness and Learns Death -- Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives -- Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits -- The Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of our Times -- Medicines, Markets, and Healing -- Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth
Subject Poor -- Health and hygiene -- India -- Delhi
Poor -- Medical care -- India -- Delhi
Medical care -- India -- Delhi
Delhi (India) -- Social conditions
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