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Death Without Weeping

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520911563
Genre : Social Science
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Small Wars

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520209184
Genre : Family & Relationships
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"A wake-up call to those who are honestly concerned with global childhood safety."--Carol Stack, author of All Our Kin

Saints Scholars And Schizophrenics

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0520224809
Genre : Psychology
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"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

Commodifying Bodies

Author : Nancy Scheper-Hughes
ISBN : 0761940340
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Laughter Out Of Place

Author : Donna M. Goldstein
ISBN : 9780520276048
Genre : Social Science
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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.

Negotiating Boundaries

Author : Polly Wilding
ISBN : 9780230290860
Genre : Political Science
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The favelas (slums) of Rio de Janeiro are renowned for their high levels of urban violence at the hands of gangs and the police. This book problematises the exclusive focus on men as the victims of these wars played out on city streets, an approach which serves to trivialize and sideline the experiences and victimization of women. Nevertheless, women are both actors and victims in these wars, as well as suffering from distinct forms of violence, most notably domestic and sexual violence. This book explores the moral, ideological and spatial boundaries that are produced by high levels of violence and the ways in which they govern everyday interaction, behavior and movement. Men and women engage with these boundaries in distinctive ways, in negotiating or challenging the imposition of norms and unwritten wars that delimit everyday behavior. The book argues for a more holistic gendered perspective in how we conceptualize the issue of urban violence and how we develop alternatives and initiatives to tackle violence in general.

Pathologies Of Power

Author : Paul Farmer
ISBN : 9780520243262
Genre : History
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"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.

Waiting For Rain

Author : Nicholas Gabriel Arons
ISBN : 0816524335
Genre : Literary Collections
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"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
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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.

Fighting For Life

Author : S. Josephine Baker
ISBN : 9781590177068
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"New York's lower east side was said to be the most densely populated square mile on the face of the earth in the 1890s. City health inspectors called the neighborhood "the suicide ward" and referred to one particular tenement--in an official Health Department report, no less--as an "out and out hog pen." Diarrhea epidemics raged each summer, killing thousands of city children. Sweatshop babies with smallpox and typhus dozed in garment heaps destined for fashionable Broadway shops. Desperate mothers paced the streets to soothe their feverish children, and white mourning cloths hung from every building. A third of children living in the slums died before their fifth birthday. By 1911, the child death rate had fallen sharply and The New York Times hailed the city as the healthiest on earth. In this witty and highly personal autobiography, public health crusader Dr. Sara Josephine Baker explains how this remarkable transformation was achieved. By the time she retired from the New York City Health Department in 1923, Baker was famous worldwide for saving the lives of 90,000 children. The public health programs Baker developed, many still in use today, have probably saved the lives of millions more. She also fought for women's suffrage, toured Russia in the 1930s, and captured "Typhoid" Mary Malone, twice. She was also an astute observer of her times, and Fighting for Life is one of the most honest, compassionate memoirs of American medicine ever written"--Provided by publisher.

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