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Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

Disease in the History of Modern Latin America

From Malaria to AIDS

  • Author: Diego Armus
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384345
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 335
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Challenging traditional approaches to medical history, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America advances understandings of disease as a social and cultural construction in Latin America. This innovative collection provides a vivid look at the latest research in the cultural history of medicine through insightful essays about how disease—whether it be cholera or aids, leprosy or mental illness—was experienced and managed in different Latin American countries and regions, at different times from the late nineteenth century to the present. Based on the idea that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and subject to controversy, Disease in the History of Modern Latin America displays the richness of an interdisciplinary approach to social and cultural history. Examining diseases in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the contributors explore the production of scientific knowledge, literary metaphors for illness, domestic public health efforts, and initiatives shaped by the agendas of international agencies. They also analyze the connections between ideas of sexuality, disease, nation, and modernity; the instrumental role of certain illnesses in state-building processes; welfare efforts sponsored by the state and led by the medical professions; and the boundaries between individual and state responsibilities regarding sickness and health. Diego Armus’s introduction contextualizes the essays within the history of medicine, the history of public health, and the sociocultural history of disease. Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski

The Ailing City

The Ailing City

Health, Tuberculosis, and Culture in Buenos Aires, 1870–1950

  • Author: Diego Armus
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822350122
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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DIVThe first comprehensive study of tuberculosis in Latin America demonstrates that in addition to being a biological phenomenon disease is also a social construction effected by rhetoric, politics, and the daily life of its victims./div

Human Impacts on Amazonia

Human Impacts on Amazonia

The Role of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Conservation and Development

  • Author: Darrell A. Posey,Michael J. Balick
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 0231517351
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 392
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From the pre-Columbian era to the present, native Amazonians have shaped the land around them, emphasizing utilization, conservation, and sustainability. These priorities stand in stark contrast to colonial and contemporary exploitation of Amazonia by outside interests. With essays from environmental scientists, botanists, and anthropologists, this volume explores the various effects of human development on Amazonia. The contributors argue that by protecting and drawing on local knowledge and values, further environmental ruin can be avoided.

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

The Oxford Handbook of Latin American History

  • Author: Jose C. Moya
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0195166213
  • Category: History
  • Page: 526
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This Oxford Handbook comprehensively examines the field of Latin American history.

Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History

Reclaiming the Political in Latin American History

Essays from the North

  • Author: Gilbert M. Joseph,Emily S. Rosenberg
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822327899
  • Category: History
  • Page: 379
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DIVA collection of essays and case studies on Latin America which suggest new historiographical approaches and political strategies, linking materialist analysis to constructivist understandings of power, meaning, identity, and agency. /div

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Problems in Modern Latin American History

Sources and Interpretations : Completely Revised and Updated

  • Author: John Charles Chasteen,James A Wood
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780842050609
  • Category: History
  • Page: 323
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This is a completely revised and updated edition of SR Books' classic text, Problems in Modern Latin American History. This book has been brought up to date by Professors John Charles Chasteen and James A. Wood to reflect current scholarship and to maximize the book's utility as a teaching tool. The book is divided into 13 chapters, with each chapter dedicated to addressing a particular 'problem' in modern Latin America-issues that complement most survey texts. Each chapter includes an interpretive essay that frames a clear central issue for students to tackle, along with excerpts from historical writing that advance alternative-or even conflicting-interpretations. In addition, each chapter contains primary documents for students to analyze in relation to the interpretive issues. This primary material includes passages of Latin American fiction in translation, biographical sketches, and images. Designed as a supplemental text for survey courses on Latin American history, this book's provocative 'problems' approach will engage students, evoke lively classroom discussion, and promote critical thinking.

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

  • Author: Andrew C. Isenberg
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199394474
  • Category: History
  • Page: 640
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The field of environmental history emerged just decades ago but has established itself as one of the most innovative and important new approaches to history, one that bridges the human and natural world, the humanities and the sciences. With the current trend towards internationalizing history, environmental history is perhaps the quintessential approach to studying subjects outside the nation-state model, with pollution, global warming, and other issues affecting the earth not stopping at national borders. With 25 essays, this Handbook is global in scope and innovative in organization, looking at the field thematically through such categories as climate, disease, oceans, the body, energy, consumerism, and international relations.

Creating the Modern South

Creating the Modern South

Millhands and Managers in Dalton, Georgia, 1884-1984

  • Author: Douglas Flamming
  • Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 0807861464
  • Category: History
  • Page: 468
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In Creating the Modern South, Douglas Flamming examines one hundred years in the life of the mill and the town of Dalton, Georgia, providing a uniquely perceptive view of Dixie's social and economic transformation. "Beautifully written, it combines the rich specificity of a case study with broadly applicable synthetic conclusions.--Technology and Culture "A detailed and nuanced study of community development. . . . Creating the Modern South is an important book and will be of interest to anyone in the field of labor history.--Journal of Economic History "A rich and provocative study. . . . Its major contribution to our knowledge of the South is its careful account of the evolution and collapse of mill culture.--Journal of Southern History "Ambitious, and at times provocative, Creating the Modern South is a well-researched, highly readable, and engaging book.--Journal of American History

Foucault and Latin America

Foucault and Latin America

Appropriations and Deployments of Discursive Analysis

  • Author: Benigno Trigo
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135774390
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
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Foucault and Latin America is the first volume to trace the influence of Foucault's theories on power, discourse, government, subjectivity and sexuality in Latin American thought.

The South America Handbook

The South America Handbook

  • Author: Patrick Heenan,Monique Lamontagne
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9781579583330
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 358
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.