Chronic Conditions, Fluid States

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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States

By Lenore Manderson

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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new ground in medical anthropology by challenging the chronic/acute divide in illness and disease, the editors, along with a group of rising scholars and some of the most influential minds in the field, address the concept of chronicity, an idea used to explain individual and local life-worlds, question public health discourse, and consider the relationship between health and the globalizing forces that shape it.

Subject: Social Sciences -> Anthropology -> General Anthropology

Chronic Conditions, Fluid States
Publisher: Rutgers University Press 5/13/10
Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 0813549736
ISBN 13: 9780813549736
Print ISBN: 9780813547466

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