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Author Das, Veena, author

Title Affliction : health, disease, poverty / Veena Das
Published New York : Fordham University Press, 2015
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Description 1 online resource
Series Forms of living
Forms of living.
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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Vendor-supplied metadata
Subject Medical care -- India -- Delhi.
Poor -- Health and hygiene -- India -- Delhi.
Poor -- Medical care -- India -- Delhi.
Delivery of Health Care.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Stress, Psychological.
Delhi (India) -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0823261832 (electronic bk.)
9780823261833 (electronic bk.)