An Uncertain Cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil (Studies in Medical Anthropology)

An Uncertain Cure: Living with Leprosy in Brazil (Studies in Medical Anthropology)

By: Cassandra White (author)Hardback

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In "An Uncertain Cure", Cassandra White goes deep into the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro to give a riveting account of the contemporary leprosy experience among poor and working class Brazilians. In this ethnographic treatment of leprosy sufferers, White exposes the web of historical, socioeconomic, religious, and political forces that complicate the path to wellness and perpetuate high rates of infection.

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About Author

Cassandra White is an assistant professor of anthropology at Georgia State University.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/01/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780813544564
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780813544564
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 0813544564

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