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Embodied Protests examines how Bolivia's hesitant courtship with globalization manifested in the visceral and emotional diseases that afflicted many Bolivian women. Drawing on case studies conducted among market- and working-class women in the provincial town of Punata, Maria Tapias examines how headaches and debilidad , so-called normal bouts of infant diarrhea, and the malaise oppressing whole communities were symptomatic of profound social suffering. She approaches the narratives of distress caused by poverty, domestic violence, and the failure of social networks as constituting the knowledge that shaped their understandings of well-being. At the crux of Tapias's definitive analysis is the idea that individual health perceptions, actions, and practices cannot be separated from local cultural narratives or from global and economic forces. Evocative and compassionate, Embodied Protests gives voice to the human costs of the ongoing neoliberal experiment.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Editorial series, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-xi
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  1. Introduction: Embodied Protests, Emotions, and Failing Socialities
  2. pp. 1-24
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  1. 1. Neoliberalism on the Ground: Political, Economic, and Social Landscapes
  2. pp. 25-42
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  1. 2. Physicality's Sociality and Sociality's Physicality: Fluid Boundaries of the Body
  2. pp. 43-55
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  1. 3. The Intergenerational Embodiment of Social Suffering
  2. pp. 56-75
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  1. 4. Anxious Ambitions and the Financing of Tranquility
  2. pp. 76-104
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  1. 5. Moving Sentiments: Emotions and Migration
  2. pp. 105-126
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 127-132
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 133-136
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 137-140
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  1. References
  2. pp. 141-154
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 155-164
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780252097157
Related ISBN
9780252039171
MARC Record
OCLC
907774590
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
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