A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities (Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities (Wiley Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology)

By: Sarah S. Willen (editor), Michael M. J. Fischer (editor), Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good (editor), Byron J. Good (editor)Paperback

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A Reader in Medical Anthropology: Theoretical Trajectories, Emergent Realities brings together articles from the key theoretical approaches in the field of medical anthropology as well as related science and technology studies. The editors comprehensive introductions evaluate the historical lineages of these approaches and their value in addressing critical problems associated with contemporary forms of illness experience and health care. Presents a key selection of both classic and new agenda-setting articles in medical anthropology Provides analytic and historical contextual introductions by leading figures in medical anthropology, medical sociology, and science and technology studies Critically reviews the contribution of medical anthropology to a new global health movement that is reshaping international health agendas

About Author

Byron J. Good is Professor of Medical Anthropology, Depart-ment of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Professor in the Department of Anthropol-ogy, Harvard University. Michael M. J. Fischer is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Anthropology and Science and Technology Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Sarah S. Willen is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Southern Methodist University. She has been an NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and has taught in the Department of Anthropology, Harvard University. Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good is Professor of Social Medicine, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and in the Department of Sociology, Harvard University.


Acknowledgments ix About the Editors xiii Introduction 1 Part I Antecedents 7 Introduction 9 1 Massage in Melanesia 15 W. H. R. Rivers 2 The Notion of Witchcraft Explains Unfortunate Events 18 E. E. Evans-Pritchard 3 Muchona the Hornet, Interpreter of Religion 26 Victor Turner 4 The Ojibwa Self and Its Behavioral Environment 38 Irving A. Hallowell 5 The Charity Physician 47 Rudolf Virchow 6 The Role of Beliefs and Customs in Sanitation Programs 50 Benjamin Paul 7 Introduction to Asian Medical Systems 55 Charles Leslie 8 Medical Anthropology and the Problem of Belief 64 Byron J. Good Part II Illness and Narrative, Body and Experience 77 Introduction 79 9 Medicine s Symbolic Reality: On a Central Problem in the Philosophy of Medicine 85 Arthur M. Kleinman 10 Elements of Charismatic Persuasion and Healing 91 Thomas J. Csordas 11 The Thickness of Being: Intentional Worlds, Strategies of Identity, and Experience Among Schizophrenics 108 Ellen Corin 12 The Concept of Therapeutic Emplotment 121 Cheryl Mattingly 13 Myths/Histories/Lives 137 Michael Jackson 14 The State Construction of Affect: Political Ethos and Mental Health Among Salvadoran Refugees 143 Janis Hunter Jenkins 15 Struggling Along: The Possibilities for Experience among the Homeless Mentally Ill 160 Robert Desjarlais Part III Governmentalities and Biological Citizenship 175 Introduction 177 16 Dreaming of Psychiatric Citizenship: A Case Study of Supermax Confinement 181 Lorna A. Rhodes 17 Biological Citizenship: The Science and Politics of Chernobyl-Exposed Populations 199 Adriana Petryna 18 Human Pharmakon: Symptoms, Technologies, Subjectivities 213 Joao Biehl 19 The Figure of the Abducted Woman: The Citizen as Sexed 232 Veena Das 20 Where Ethics and Politics Meet: The Violence of Humanitarianism in France 245 Miriam Ticktin Part IV The Biotechnical Embrace 263 Introduction 265 21 The Medical Imaginary and the Biotechnical Embrace: Subjective Experiences of Clinical Scientists and Patients 272 Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good 22 Where It Hurts: Indian Material for an Ethics of Organ Transplantation 284 Lawrence Cohen 23 Robin Hood of Techno-Turkey or Organ Trafficking in the State of Ethical Beings 300 Aslihan Sanal 24 Quest for Conception: Gender, Infertility, and Egyptian Medical Traditions 319 Marcia C. Inhorn 25 AIDS in 2006: Moving toward One World, One Hope? 327 Jim Yong Kim and Paul Farmer Part V Biosciences, Biotechnologies 331 Introduction 333 26 Dr. Judah Folkman s Decalogue and Network Analysis 339 Michael M. J. Fischer 27 Beyond Nature and Culture: Modes of Reasoning in the Age of Molecular Biology and Medicine 345 Hans-Joerg Rheinberger 28 Immortality, In Vitro: A History of the HeLa Cell Line 353 Hannah Landecker 29 A Digital Image of the Category of the Person 367 Joseph Dumit 30 Experimental Values: Indian Clinical Trials and Surplus Health 377 Kaushik Sunder Rajan Part VI Global Health, Global Medicine 389 Introduction 391 31 Medical Anthropology and International Health Planning 394 George M. Foster 32 Anthropology and Global Health 405 Craig R. Janes and Kitty K. Corbett 33 Mot Luuk Problems in Northeast Thailand: Why Women s Own Health Concerns Matter as Much as Disease Rates 422 Pimpawun Boonmongkon, Mark Nichter, and Jen Pylypa 34 The New Malaise: Medical Ethics and Social Rights in the Global Era 437 Paul Farmer 35 Humanitarianism as a Politics of Life 452 Didier Fassin Part VII Postcolonial Disorders 467 Introduction 469 36 Amuk in Java: Madness and Violence in Indonesian Politics 473 Byron J. Good and Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good 37 The Political Economy of Trauma in Haiti in the Democratic Era of Insecurity 481 Erica James 38 Contract of Mutual (In)Difference: Governance and the Humanitarian Apparatus in Contemporary Albania and Kosovo 496 Mariella Pandolfi 39 Darfur through a Shoah Lens: Sudanese Asylum Seekers, Unruly Biopolitical Dramas, and the Politics of Humanitarian Compassion in Israel 505 Sarah S. Willen 40 The Elegiac Addict: History, Chronicity, and the Melancholic Subject 522 Angela Garcia Index 540

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