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Larisa Jasarevic offers an unforgettable look at the everyday experiences of people living in post-socialist, post-war Bosnia. Not at all existing on the world's margins, Bosnians today are concerned with the good life and are as entangled in consumer debt as everyone else. The insecurities of living in an economy dominated by informal networks of trade, personal credit, and indebtedness are experienced by Bosnians in terms of physical ailments, some not recognized by Western medical science. Jasarevic follows ordinary Bosnians in their search for treatment--from use of pharmaceuticals to alternative medicines and folk healers of various kinds. Financial well-being and health are woven together for Bosnians, and Jasarevic adeptly traces the links between the two realms. In the process, she addresses a number of themes that have been important in studies of life under neoliberalism in other parts of the world.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction: Oddly Bodily Lives in the Market
  2. pp. 1-52
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  1. 1 Just Surviving: Living Well since the Better Life
  2. pp. 53-86
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  1. 2 Insanely Generous: Making Wealth in an Economy of Debt
  2. pp. 87-117
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  1. 3 On the Edge: Worries in Common and Circumstantial Communities
  2. pp. 118-143
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  1. 4 Medical Detours: Materiality and Magicality of Quotidian Cures
  2. pp. 144-184
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  1. 5 Strava: Distant Bodies at Hand
  2. pp. 185-228
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  1. 6 What If Not for Real? Troubles with Medical Efficacy
  2. pp. 229-266
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  1. References
  2. pp. 267-278
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 279-282
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  1. About the Author
  2. p. 283
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253023858
Related ISBN
9780253023728
MARC Record
OCLC
962304191
Pages
296
Launched on MUSE
2017-03-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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