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Critical Medical Anthropology presents inspiring work from scholars doing and engaging with ethnographic research in or from Latin America, addressing themes that are central to contemporary Critical Medical Anthropology (CMA). This includes issues of inequality, embodiment of history, indigeneity, non-communicable diseases, gendered violence, migration, substance abuse, reproductive politics and judicialisation, as these relate to health. The collection of ethnographically informed research, including original theoretical contributions, reconsiders the broader relevance of CMA perspectives for addressing current global healthcare challenges from and of Latin America. It includes work spanning four countries in Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala and Peru) as well as the trans-migratory contexts they connect and are defined by. By drawing on diverse social practices, it addresses challenges of central relevance to medical anthropology and global health, including reproduction and maternal health, sex work, rare and chronic diseases, the pharmaceutical industry and questions of agency, political economy, identity, ethnicity, and human rights. 'Critical Medical Anthropology offers thought-provoking interventions to understandings of health, illness and healthcare. It extends a legacy of critical anthropological research, inviting and stimulating south-north dialogue, while generating inspiring new thinking at the intersections of health, social justice, human rights and political economy.'- Ciara Kierans, University of Liverpool

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright Page
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  1. List of figures
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  1. List of contributors
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Preface: Critical medical anthropology in Latin America: Trends, contributions, possibilities
  2. Eduardo L. Menéndez
  3. pp. xiv-xxvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. Paola M. Sesia, Jennie Gamlin, Sahra Gibbon and Lina Berrio
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  1. Part 1: Intercultural health: Critical approaches and current challenges
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  1. 1. Anthropological engagement and interdisciplinary research: The critical approach to indigenous health in Brazil
  2. Esther Jean Langdon and Eliana E. Diehl
  3. pp. 19-41
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  1. 2. Critical anthropologies of maternal health: Theorising from the field with Mexican indigenous communities
  2. Jennie Gamlin and Lina Berrio
  3. pp. 42-68
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  1. 3. Susto, the anthropology of fear and critical medical anthropology in Mexico and Peru
  2. Frida Jacobo Herrera and David Orr
  3. pp. 69-89
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  1. 4. Post-coital pharmaceuticals and abortion ambiguity: Avoiding unwanted pregnancy using emergency contraception and misoprostol in Lima, Peru
  2. Rebecca Irons
  3. pp. 90-116
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  1. Part 2: Globalisation and contemporary challenges of border spaces and biologised difference
  2. pp. 117-118
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  1. 5. Migrant trajectories and health experiences: Processes of health/illness/care for drug use among migrants in the Mexico–United States border region
  2. Olga Lidia Olivas Hernández
  3. pp. 119-144
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  1. 6. Border spaces: Stigma and social vulnerability to HIV/AIDS among Central American male migrants at the Mexico–Guatemala border
  2. Rubén Muñoz Martínez, Carmen Fernández Casanueva, Sonia Morales Miranda and Kimberly C. Brouwer
  3. pp. 145-169
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  1. 7. The ethno-racial basis of chronic diseases: Rethinking race and ethnicity from a critical epidemiological perspective
  2. Melania Calestani and Laura Montesi
  3. pp. 170-192
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  1. Part 3: Political economy and judicialisation
  2. pp. 193-194
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  1. 8. Consultation rooms annexed to pharmacies: The Mexican private, low-cost healthcare system
  2. Rosa María Osorio Carranza
  3. pp. 195-221
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  1. 9. Naming, framing and shaming through obstetric violence: A critical approach to the judicialisation of maternal health rights violations in Mexico
  2. Paola M. Sesia
  3. pp. 222-247
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  1. 10. Judicialisation and the politics of rare disease in Brazil: Rethinking activism and inequalities
  2. Waleska Aureliano and Sahra Gibbon
  3. pp. 248-269
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  1. Afterword
  2. Claudia Fonseca
  3. pp. 270-276
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 277-286
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  1. Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781787355828
Related ISBN(s)
9781787355835
MARC Record
OCLC
1144497164
Launched on MUSE
2021-01-19
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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