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Author Smith-Nonini, Sandra C.

Title Healing the body politic : El Salvador's popular struggle for health rights--from civil war to neoliberal peace / Sandy Smith-Nonini
Published New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 306 pages) : illustrations, 1 map
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Studies in medical anthropology.
Summary Healing the Body Politic examines the contested place of health and development in El Salvador over the last two decades. It recounts the dramatic story of radical health activism from its origins in liberation theology and guerrilla medicine during the third-world country's twelve-year civil war, through development of a remarkable "popular health system," administered by lay providers in a former war zone controlled by leftist rebels. The ethnography contributes to the integration of medical and political anthropology by bringing the semiotics of health and the body to bear
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-293) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Community health services -- El Salvador.
Medical policy -- El Salvador.
Public health -- El Salvador.
Social conflict -- Health aspects -- El Salvador.
Community Health Services.
Health Policy.
Public Health.
El Salvador.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009025348
ISBN 0813549256 (electronic bk.)
9780813549255 (electronic bk.)