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Critical Medical Anthropology: Perspectives in and from Latin America

Gamlin, J and Gibbon, S and Sesia, PM and Berrio, L (Eds). (2020) Critical Medical Anthropology: Perspectives in and from Latin America. [Book]. Embodying Inequalities. UCL Press: London, UK. Green open access

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Abstract

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.

Type: Book
Title: Critical Medical Anthropology: Perspectives in and from Latin America
ISBN-13: 9781787355828
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.14324/111.9781787355828
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787355828
Language: English
Additional information: Text © Contributors, 2020 Images © Contributors, 2020 This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0). This license allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Gamlin et al. (eds). 2020. Critical Medical Anthropology: Perspectives in and from Latin America. London: UCL Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.14324/111.9781787355828 Further details about Creative Commons licenses are available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/ Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons license unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons license, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Keywords: health, medical anthropology, Latin America
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute for Global Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Dept of Anthropology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10093082
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