death without weeping the violence of everyday life in brazil

Download Book Death Without Weeping The Violence Of Everyday Life In Brazil in PDF format. You can Read Online Death Without Weeping The Violence Of Everyday Life In Brazil here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Death Without Weeping

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520911563
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 86. 83 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 566
Read : 1194

Get This Book



Saints Scholars And Schizophrenics

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520224809
Genre : Psychology
File Size : 63. 90 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 939
Read : 924

Get This Book


"Saints, Scholars, and Schizophrenics, in its original form--now integrally reproduced in the new edition--is a most important seminal study of an Irish community."--Conor Cruise O'Brien

Pathologies Of Power

Author : Paul Farmer
ISBN : 9780520243262
Genre : History
File Size : 44. 59 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 257
Read : 1209

Get This Book


"Pathologies of Power" uses harrowing stories of life and death to argue thatthe promotion of social and economic rights of the poor is the most importanthuman rights struggle of our times.

Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

Author : Laurie Kaye Abraham
ISBN : 9780226019390
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 43. 67 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 848
Read : 672

Get This Book


Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is an unsettling, profound look at the human face of health care. Both disturbing and illuminating, it immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family beset with the devastating illnesses that are all too common in America's inner-cities. The story takes place in North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago's Loop. Although surrounded by some of the city's finest medical facilities, North Lawndale is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country. Headed by Jackie Banes, who oversees the care of a diabetic grandmother, a husband on kidney dialysis, an ailing father, and three children, the Banes family contends with countless medical crises. From visits to emergency rooms and dialysis units, to trials with home care, to struggles for Medicaid eligibility, Abraham chronicles their access (or lack of access) to medical care. Told sympathetically but without sentimentality, their story reveals an inadequate health care system that is further undermined by the direct and indirect effects of poverty. When people are poor, they become sick easily. When people are sick, their families quickly become poorer. Embedded in the family narrative is a lucid analysis of the gaps, inconsistencies, and inequalities the poor face when they seek health care. This book reveals what health care policies crafted in Washington, D. C. or state capitals look like when they hit the street. It shows how Medicaid and Medicare work and don't work, the Catch-22s of hospital financing in the inner city, the racial politics of organ transplants, the failure of childhood immunization programs, the vexed issues of individual responsibility and institutional paternalism. One observer puts it this way: "Show me the poor woman who finds a way to get everything she's entitled to in the system, and I'll show you a woman who could run General Motors." Abraham deftly weaves these themes together to make a persuasive case for health care reform while unflinchingly presenting the complexities that will make true reform as difficult as it is necessary. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead is a book with the power to change the way health care is understood in America. For those seeking to learn what our current system of health care promises and what it delivers, it offers a place for the debate to begin.

Small Wars

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520209184
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 61. 65 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 263
Read : 351

Get This Book


"A wake-up call to those who are honestly concerned with global childhood safety."--Carol Stack, author of All Our Kin

Commodifying Bodies

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0761940340
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 87. 79 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 856
Read : 1078

Get This Book


With rapid developments in reproductive medicine, transplant ethics and bioethics, a new `ethic of parts' has emerged in which the body is increasingly seen as a commodity which can be bartered, sold or stolen. This book combines perspectives from anthropology and sociology to offer compelling new readings of the body.

Living With Insecurity In A Brazilian Favela

Author : R. Ben Penglase
ISBN : 9780813565453
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 57. 29 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 777
Read : 924

Get This Book


The residents of Caxambu, a squatter neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, live in a state of insecurity as they face urban violence. Living with Insecurity in a Brazilian Favela examines how inequality, racism, drug trafficking, police brutality, and gang activities affect the daily lives of the people of Caxambu. Some Brazilians see these communities, known as favelas, as centers of drug trafficking that exist beyond the control of the state and threaten the rest of the city. For other Brazilians, favelas are symbols of economic inequality and racial exclusion. Ben Penglase’s ethnography goes beyond these perspectives to look at how the people of Caxambu themselves experience violence. Although the favela is often seen as a war zone, the residents are linked to each other through bonds of kinship and friendship. In addition, residents often take pride in homes and public spaces that they have built and used over generations. Penglase notes that despite poverty, their lives are not completely defined by illegal violence or deprivation. He argues that urban violence and a larger context of inequality create a social world that is deeply contradictory and ambivalent. The unpredictability and instability of daily experiences result in disagreements and tensions, but the residents also experience their neighborhood as a place of social intimacy. As a result, the social world of the neighborhood is both a place of danger and safety.

Laughter Out Of Place

Author : Donna M. Goldstein
ISBN : 9780520276048
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 73. 10 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 215
Read : 1265

Get This Book


Drawing on the author's experience in Brazil, this text provides a portrait of everyday life among the women of the favelas - a portrait that challenges much of what we think we know about the 'culture of poverty'. It helps us understand the nature of joking and laughter in the shantytown.

Waiting For Rain

Author : Nicholas Gabriel Arons
ISBN : 0816524335
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 86. 56 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 243
Read : 187

Get This Book


"Drawing on interviews with artists and poets and on his own experiences in the Brazilian Northeast, Arons has written an account of how drought has impacted the region's culture. He intertwines ecological, social, and political issues with the words of some of Brazil's most prominent authors and folk poets to show how themes surrounding drought - hunger, migration, endurance, nostalgia for the land - have become deeply embedded in Nordeste identity. Through this tapestry of sources, Arons shows that what is often thought of as a natural phenomenon is actually the result of centuries of social inequality, political corruption, and unsustainable land use."--BOOK JACKET.

Casualties Of Care

Author : Miriam I. Ticktin
ISBN : 9780520269040
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 26. 34 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 218
Read : 472

Get This Book


Pt. 1. The context : politics and care -- pt. 2. On the ground : compassion and pathology -- pt. 3. Antipolitics : diseased citizens and a racialized postcolonial state.

Top Download:

Best Books