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  • A Passion for Society by Iain Wilkinson
    A Passion for Society (English, Paperback) Iain Wilkinson, Arthur Kleinman

    What does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does "the problem of suffering" serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? The author offers some answers to these questions.

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  • Reimagining Global Health by Paul Farmer
    Reimagining Global Health (English, Paperback) Paul Farmer

    Provides an introduction to the field of global health. This title is suitable for schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, and also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

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  • Subjectivity by Joao Biehl
    Subjectivity (English, Paperback) Joao Biehl

    Considers what happens to individual subjectivity when stable or imagined environments such as nations and communities are transformed or displaced by free trade economics, terrorism, and war. This book also considers how information and medical technologies reshape the relation one has to oneself.

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  • Violence and Subjectivity by Veena Das
    Violence and Subjectivity (English, Paperback) Veena Das

    A collection of essays that consider the ways in which violence shapes subjectivity and acts upon people's capacity to engage everyday life. It ventures into many areas of ongoing violence, asking how people live with themselves and others when perpetrators, victims, and witnesses all come from the same social space.

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  • Culture and Depression by Arthur Kleinman
    Culture and Depression (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

    Some of the most innovative and provocative work on the emotions and illness is occurring in cross-cultural research on depression. This book presents the work of anthropologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists who examine the controversies, agreements, and conceptual and methodological problems that arise in the course of such research.

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  • The Illness Narratives by Arthur Kleinman
    The Illness Narratives (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

    Based on twenty years of clinical experience studying and treating chronic illness, a Harvard psychiatrist and anthropologist argues that diagnosing illness is an art tragically neglected by modern medical training, and presents a compelling case for bridging the gap between patient and doctor.

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  • The Ground Between by Veena Das
    The Ground Between (English, Paperback) Veena Das

    Twelve leading anthropologists offer candid reflections on the influence of particular philosophers on their thought and ethnographic practices. They relate the philosophers to matters such as how to respond to the suffering of the other, how concepts arise in the give and take of everyday life, and how to be attuned to the world through the senses.

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  • Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture by Arthur Kleinman
    Patients and Healers in the Context of Culture (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

    Presents a framework for studying the relationship between medicine, psychiatry, and culture. This book contains a dialectical tension between two reciprocally related orientations: it is both a cross-cultural perspective on the components of clinical care and a clinical perspective on anthropological studies of medicine and psychiatry.

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  • Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities by Jing-Bao Nie
    Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities (English, Paperback) Jing-Bao Nie

    Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these ?factories of death,? including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on human beings, mostly Chinese nationals. However, as a result of complex historical factors including an...

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  • Rethinking Psychiatry by Arthur Kleinman
    Rethinking Psychiatry (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

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  • Social Suffering by Arthur Kleinman
    Social Suffering (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

    "Social Suffering" takes in the human consequences of war, famine, depression, disease and torture, problems that result from what political, economic and institutional power does to people. Experts have joined together to investigate the cultural representations of human suffering.

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  • Rethinking the Human by J. Michelle Molina
    Rethinking the Human (English, Paperback) J. Michelle Molina

    In our globalized world, differing conceptions of human nature and human values raise questions as to whether universal and partisan claims and perspectives can be reconciled, and whether a pluralistic ethos can transcend uncompromising notions as to what is true, good, and just. This title explores what it means to be human.

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  • Remaking a World by Veena Das
    Remaking a World (English, Paperback) Veena Das

    This third volume on social suffering, violence and recovery explores the ways communities "cope" with traumatic and other more insidious forms of violence, addressing the effects of violence at the level of local worlds, interpersonal relations, and individual lives.

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  • Deep China by Arthur Kleinman
    Deep China (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman, Yan Yunxiang

    Investigates the emotional and moral lives of the Chinese people as they adjust to the challenges of modernity. Sharing a medical anthropology and cultural psychiatry perspective, this title delves into intimate and sometimes hidden areas of personal life and social practice to observe and narrate the drama of Chinese individualization.

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  • Pain as Human Experience by Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good
    Pain as Human Experience (English, Paperback) Mary-Jo DelVecchio Good

    Sufferers, finding that chronic pain alters every aspect of life, often become frustrated and distrust a profession seemingly unable to explain or effectively treat their illness. This volume searches out more effective ways to describe and analyze the human context of pain.

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  • What Really Matters by Arthur Kleinman
    What Really Matters (English, Paperback) Arthur Kleinman

    Through arresting narratives we meet a woman aiding refugees in sub-Saharan Africa, facing the chaos of a meaningless society and a doctor trying to stay alive during Mao's cultural revolution - individuals challenged by their societies and in existential moral experiences that define what it means to be human.

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  • Global Pharmaceuticals by Adriana Petryna
    Global Pharmaceuticals (English, Paperback) Adriana Petryna

    Ethnographic case studies focused on the dynamics of the burgeoning international pharmaceutical industry and the global inequalities that emerge from and are reinforced by market-driven medicine.

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  • The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa by Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong
    The Culture of Mental Illness and Psychiatric Practice in Africa (English, Paperback) Professor Emmanuel Kwaku Akyeampong

    Includes essays that focuses on the treatment of common and chronic mental disorders, including mental illness and treatment in the climate of economic and political instability, access to health care, access to medicines, and the impact of HIV-AIDS and other chronic illness on mental health.

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  • The Soul of Care by Arthur Kleinman
    The Soul of Care (English, Hardback) Arthur Kleinman

    A moving memoir and an extraordinary love story that shows how an expert physician became a family caregiver and learned why care is so central to all our lives and yet is at risk in today's world....

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  • Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience by Everett Yuehong Zhang
    Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience (English, Paperback) Everett Yuehong Zhang

    Between 1981 and 2004 China had the largest poverty reduction in human history. Along with the fast economic development, there has been great change to the ethos of Chinese society from sacrificing life for the revolutionary cause to valuing life itself.

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