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Affliction: Health, Disease, Poverty

By: Veena Das

Price: $32.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan:

Seller ID: 1202394

ISBN: 8125057323

Condition: New


Contents: Affliction: An Introduction. 1. How the body speaks. 2. A child learns illness and learns death. 3. Mental illness, psychiatric institutions, and the singularity of lives. 4. Dangerous liaisons: technology, kinship, and wild spirits. 5. The reluctant healer and the darkness of our times. 6. Medicines, markets and healing. 7. Global health discourse and the view from planet earth. Conclusion: Thoughts for the day after tomorrow. References. Index. Affliction inaugurates a novel way of understanding the trajectories of health and disease in the context of poverty. Shifting the focus fr... View more info

The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy

By: Veena Das, Michael Jackson, Arthur Kleinman & Bhrigupati Singh (Eds)

Price: $20.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2014

Seller ID: 101755

ISBN: 8125055002

Condition: New


The guiding inspiration of this book is the attraction and distance that mark the relation between anthropology and philosophy. This theme is explored through encounters between individual anthropologists and particular regions of philosophy. Several of the most basic concepts of the discipline—including notions of ethics, politics, temporality, self and other, and the nature of human life—are products of a dialogue, both implicit and explicit, between anthropology and philosophy. These philosophical undercurrents in anthropology also speak to the question of what it is to experience our b... View more info