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Author Das, Veena, author.

Title Affliction : health, disease, poverty / Veena Das.

Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Forms of living
Forms of living.
Books at JSTOR All Purchased
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Preface 1. Affliction: An Introduction 2. How the Body Speaks 3. A Child Learns Illness and Learns Death 4. Mental Illness, Psychiatric Institutions, and the Singularity of Lives 5. Dangerous Liaisons: Technology, Kinship, and Wild Spirits 6. The Reluctant Healer and the Darkness of our Times 7. Medicines, Markets, and Healing 8. Global Health Discourse and the View from Planet Earth 9. Epilogue Note Bibliography Index.
Summary "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.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Poor -- Health and hygiene -- India -- Delhi.
Poor -- Medical care -- India -- Delhi.
Medical care -- India -- Delhi.
Delhi (India) -- Social conditions.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780823261833