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Index Bold page numbers refer to figures. Abu-Lughod, Lila, 119 Agamben, Giorgio, 100 Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, 96 agriculture. See farming AIDS, 18, 24, 26–27, 31, 34, 37 alcohol consumption: cancer linked to, 24, 27, 38, 102, 145, 158–160, 162, 172; gender differences, 159–160, 163–164; research on, 279n16; social pressures, 145, 159–161, 163 ambiguities: of cancer etiologies, 130, 138, 142, 171, 265; of emotions, 138; moral, 42, 47, 50 Anagnost, Ann, 233, 236 ancestor worship: altar rooms, 67–68, 148, 249–250, 249; in collective era, 248; images, 249–251, 252. See also ghosts; mourning practices; popular religion anger: cancer linked to, 22, 119, 130–132, 134–135, 138, 140, 278n10; causes, 120, 126, 131–132; danger of, 133; repressed, 22, 27, 33, 126, 127, 130–131, 151–152, 170–171; tempers, 131–132, 137, 138, 140, 142. See also emotions anthropology: of religion, 232; salvage paradigm, 8. See also medical anthropology anxiety: cancer linked to, 119, 134–135, 139, 278n10; of cancer patients, 139–140; causes, 120, 126, 131–132; of family members of cancer patients, 177, 186–187, 193; herbal treatments, 177, 193 Baer, Hans, 18, 19 Balshem, Martha, 102, 170, 172 Baoma: in collective era, 52–55, 56–58; as fieldwork site, 2, 8–13; location, 52; migration from, 54, 59, 72, 77; population, 52; view of, 62; village secretary, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69–70, 78, 222–223 barefoot doctors, 36, 57, 205, 208–209, 210 belief-in-practice, 247–248 Biehl, Joao, 23–24, 33, 263 biological citizenship, 92–93, 94, 97, 115 biosociality, 92, 114 blame: avoiding, 102, 145, 163–164, 170; on cancer patients, 5, 25, 27, 97, 131–132, 142, 170; on family members, 132–135; for suffering, 170; on women, 134–135, 136–137. See also cancer etiologies bodies: commodification, 35; contingent experiences, 259; dichotomy with mind, 129; emotional effects on, 119–120, 127–130, 136; fatness, 258; female, 26, 122; filial piety and, 217; health perceptions and, 258–259; social context, 26, 50. See also health; illnesses Bourdieu, Pierre, 152, 154, 155, 166–167, 204, 219–220, 279n9 Brodwin, Paul, 226 Brown, Phil, 98, 102 Brownell, Susan, 76 Buddhism, 233 cancer: of bladder, 215; as bodily problem, 239; cervical, 137, 170, 202; as embodiment of social suffering, 21–22, 108; incidence in Langzhong, 2–4, 85–87, 228–229; leukemia, 56–57, 135; of liver, 3, 83, 84, 85, 135; lung, 83, 85; moral economy of, 179–180; nasopharyngeal, 85; prevention efforts by individuals, 115; prostate, 2; public meaning, 135–136; stigma associated with, 25, 26. See also esophagus cancer; stomach cancer cancer clusters, 102, 170. See also cancer villages cancer counties, 84 cancer deaths: in Baoma, 2–3, 117–119, 215; in China, 3, 83; inevitability, 314     Index 220–221; resilience of families following, 25. See also deaths cancer diagnosis: case studies, 3, 11, 73, 140, 144, 180, 216, 237–238, 239; delayed, 19, 228; nondisclosure, 139–141; obstacles to early, 259–260 cancer etiologies: ambiguity, 130, 138, 142, 171, 265; blame on patient, 5, 25, 27, 97, 131–132, 142, 170; changes, 145, 169, 170–173, 260–261; in Chinese medicine, 130–131; competing, 24, 26, 92, 101–102, 113–114, 259, 261; contingency, 260; environmental factors, 5, 83–84, 97–98, 102; family conflicts, 33, 131–137, 142, 261, 265; farm chemicals, 23, 30, 84, 101–102, 108, 265; fate, 170, 171; food consumption, 4, 30, 85, 102, 109–113, 145, 164–166, 167, 168–169, 265; gender and, 38, 133–134; hardship, 102, 104, 106, 141–142; intersubjectivity, 108; locals’ understandings of, 4–5, 21–22, 25–26, 27, 29–30, 260, 264–265; moral economy of, 22–23, 24, 114–116, 145, 172–173, 264–265; political and economic contexts, 28, 29–30, 37, 45; popular understandings, 25, 26; scientific bases, 26, 158, 164; smoking and drinking, 24, 27, 38, 85, 102, 145, 158–160, 162, 172; social relations and, 22, 131–138; state and, 92–93, 94–101. See also emotions; water pollution; work cancer patients: attitudes, 5–6, 19–20, 220, 222; care for family members, 31–32, 218–219; eating, 22, 151, 153, 154–156, 259; effects of anxiety and stress, 139–140; effects of illness on family members, 157, 177, 179–180, 185–187; emotions, 25, 139, 140, 278n12; engagement in treatment, 228; experiences, 22, 262; as moral subjects, 94, 105; refusing treatment, 21–22, 31, 182, 214–220, 227–228; social...

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