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Healing the Body Politic examines the contested place of health and development in El Salvador over the last two decades. It recounts the dramatic story of radical health activism from its origins in liberation theology and guerrilla medicine during the third-world country's twelve-year civil war, through development of a remarkable "popular health system," administered by lay providers in a former war zone controlled by leftist rebels. The ethnography contributes to the integration of medical and political anthropology by bringing the semiotics of health and the body to bear on cultural understandings of warfare, the state, and globalization.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Prologue: Terror and Healing in El Salvador
  2. pp. xi-xix
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  1. Introduction: Theorizing the Body and the State
  2. pp. 1-21
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  1. Part One: Exclusion and the Politics of Bare Life
  2. p. 23
  1. 1. Manufacturing Ill-being
  2. pp. 25-47
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  1. 2. Repression's Repercussions
  2. pp. 48-71
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  1. Part Two: War Against Health
  1. 3. Insurgent Health
  2. pp. 75-97
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  1. 4. Low-Intensity Conflict and the War against Health
  2. pp. 98-121
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  1. 5. Pacification
  2. pp. 122-145
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  1. Part Three: Health against War
  2. p. 147
  1. 6. The Anatomy of "Popular Health" in the Repopulated Villages
  2. pp. 149-170
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  1. 7. The Elusive Goal of Community Participation
  2. pp. 171-191
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  1. Part Four: War by Other Means
  2. p. 193
  1. 8. Popular Health and the State
  2. pp. 195-219
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  1. 9. Disinvesting in Health
  2. pp. 220-236
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  1. 10. The White Marches
  2. pp. 237-256
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 257-263
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 265-273
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  1. References
  2. pp. 275-293
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 294-306
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813549255
Related ISBN
9780813547350
MARC Record
OCLC
642200650
Pages
330
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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