Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us

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University of California Press #ad - Award-winning anthropologist S. Through a powerful combination of cultural analysis and memoir, this stunningly original book explores why cancer remains so confounding, despite the billions of dollars spent in the search for a cure. University of California Press. Lochlann jain deftly unscrambles the high stakes of the resulting confusion.

Expertly reading across a range of material that includes history, oncology, Jain explains how a national culture that simultaneously aims to deny, economics, law, profit from, and cure cancer entraps us in a state of paradox―one that makes the world of cancer virtually impossible to navigate for doctors, caretakers, and literature, patients, and policy makers alike.

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us #ad - Nearly half of all americans will be diagnosed with an invasive cancer―an all-too ordinary aspect of daily life. Amidst furious debates over its causes and treatments, scientists generate reams of data―information that ultimately obscures as much as it clarifies. This chronicle, burning with urgency and substance leavened with brio and wit, offers a lucid guide to understanding and navigating the quicksand of uncertainty at the heart of cancer.

Malignant vitally shifts the terms of an epic battle we have been losing for decades: the war on cancer.

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The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail Volume 36 California Series in Public Anthropology

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University of California Press #ad - For two decades, this policy has failed to deter border crossers while successfully turning the rugged terrain of southern Arizona into a killing field. In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist and MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Jason De León sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time—the human consequences of US immigration policy.

The land of open graves reveals the suffering and deaths that occur daily in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona as thousands of undocumented migrants attempt to cross the border from Mexico into the United States. Drawing on the four major fields of anthropology, and forensic science to produce a scathing critique of “Prevention through Deterrence, archaeology, linguistics, De León uses an innovative combination of ethnography, ” the federal border enforcement policy that encourages migrants to cross in areas characterized by extreme environmental conditions and high risk of death.

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The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins

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Princeton University Press #ad - It is also an edible delicacy in Japan, where it sometimes commands astronomical prices. In all its contradictions, matsutake offers insights into areas far beyond just mushrooms and addresses a crucial question: what manages to live in the ruins we have made? A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism.

Through its ability to nurture trees, matsutake helps forests to grow in daunting places. What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planetMatsutake is the most valuable mushroom in the world―and a weed that grows in human-disturbed forests across the northern hemisphere. Here, industrial forests, hmong jungle fighters, Yi Chinese goat herders, capitalist traders, Finnish nature guides, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, and more.

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Decolonizing Extinction: The Work of Care in Orangutan Rehabilitation Experimental Futures

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Duke University Press Books #ad - In decolonizing extinction juno salazar Parreñas ethnographically traces the ways in which colonialism, decolonization, and indigeneity shape relations that form more-than-human worlds at orangutan rehabilitation centers on Borneo. Parreñas tells the interweaving stories of wildlife workers and the centers' endangered animals while demonstrating the inseparability of risk and futurity from orangutan care.

Only by considering rehabilitation from perspectives thus far ignored, could conservation biology turn away from ultimately violent investments in population growth and embrace a feminist sense of welfare, Parreñas contends, even if it means experiencing loss and pain. Drawing on anthropology, gender studies, primatology, queer theory, Southeast Asian history, and science and technology studies, Parreñas suggests that examining workers’ care for these semi-wild apes can serve as a basis for cultivating mutual but unequal vulnerability in an era of annihilation.

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A Heart for the Work: Journeys through an African Medical School

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University of Chicago Press #ad - Wendland’s book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L. University of Chicago Press. Burnout is common among doctors in the west, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors.

The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. But, as a heart for the work makes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians.

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Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Their stories anchor Ordinary Medicine. Today’s medicine, kaufman contends, shapes nearly every American’s experience of growing older, and ultimately medicine is undermining its own ability to function as a social good. Since 2002 kaufman has listened to hundreds of older patients, fears, their physicians and family members express their hopes, and reasoning as they faced the line between enough and too much intervention.

The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology. Duke university Press Books. Kaufman investigates what drives that storm’s “more is better” approach to medicine: a nearly invisible chain of social, and bureaucratic forces that has made once-extraordinary treatments seem ordinary, necessary, economic, and desirable.

Ordinary Medicine: Extraordinary Treatments, Longer Lives, and Where to Draw the Line Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography #ad - In today’s aging society, the line between life-giving therapies and too much treatment is hard to see—it’s being obscured by a perfect storm created by the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries, however, along with insurance companies. University of Chicago Press. Kaufman’s careful mapping of the sources of our health care dilemmas should make it far easier to rethink and renew medicine’s goals.

In ordinary Medicine Sharon R. Most of us want and expect medicine’s miracles to extend our lives.

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Tea and Solidarity: Tamil Women and Work in Postwar Sri Lanka Decolonizing Feminisms

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University of Washington Press #ad - The tea industry's economic crisis and sri lanka's twenty-six year long civil war have ushered in changes to life and work on the plantations, where family members now migrate from plucking tea to performing domestic work in the capital city of Colombo or farther afield in the Middle East. Duke university Press Books.

Using feminist ethnographic methods in research that spans the transitional time between 2008 and 2017, migrant, Mythri Jegathesan presents the lived experience of these women and men working in agricultural, and intimate labor sectors. In tea and solidarity, drawing attention to the political significance of gender as a key feature in investment and place making in Sri Lanka specifically, Jegathesan seeks to expand anthropological understandings of dispossession, and South Asia more broadly.

Tea and Solidarity: Tamil Women and Work in Postwar Sri Lanka Decolonizing Feminisms #ad - University of Chicago Press. The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology. Beyond nostalgic tea industry ads romanticizing colonial Ceylon and the impoverished conditions that beleaguer Tamil tea workers are the stories of the women, men, and children who have built their families and lives in line houses on tea plantations since the nineteenth century.

This vivid and engaging ethnography sheds light on an otherwise marginalized and often invisible minority whose labor and collective heritage of dispossession as "coolies" in colonial Ceylon are central to Sri Lanka's global recognition, economic growth, and history as a postcolonial nation.

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World

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Riverhead Books #ad - In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, and the nature of scientific inquiry, the rise of cities, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of disease, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time.

Duke university Press Books. A national bestseller, a new york times notable book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology.

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World #ad - University of Chicago Press. But lacking the infrastructure-garbage removal, clean water, sewers-necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. The ghost map the story of london s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science Cities and the Modern World.

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures FSG Classics by Anne Fadiman 2012-04-24

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The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - University of Chicago Press. In a modern translation, introduced by distinguished anthropologist Mary Douglas,  ?The Gift ?is essential reading for students of social anthropology and sociology. Since its first publication in english in 1954, The Gift, Marcel Mauss's groundbreaking study of the relation between forms of exchange and social structure, has been acclaimed as a classic among anthropology texts.

A brilliant example of the comparative method,  ?The Gift? presents the first systematic study of the custom―widespread in primitive societies from ancient Rome to present-day Melanesia―of exchanging gifts. He sees the gift exchange as related to individuals and groups as much as to the objects themselves, and his analysis calls into question the social conventions and economic systems that had been taken for granted for so many years.

The Gift: The Form and Reason for Exchange in Archaic Societies #ad - Duke university Press Books. The gift is a perfect example of what Mauss calls a total social phenomenon, economic, moral, religious, aesthetic, since it involves legal, and other dimensions. The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology. Farrar Straus Giroux.

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Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean

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Duke University Press Books #ad - Gill maps a long queer presence at a crossroads of the Caribbean. At its heart is an extension of Audre Lorde's use of the erotic as theory and methodology. Farrar Straus Giroux. Duke university Press Books. Gill turns to lesbian/gay artistry and activism to insist on eros as an intertwined political-sensual-spiritual lens through which to see self and society more clearly.

Erotic islands traverses black studies, queer studies, and anthropology toward an emergent black queer diaspora studies. This transdisciplinary book foregrounds the queer histories of Carnival, calypso, and HIV/AIDS in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. The land of open graves living and Dying on the Migrant Trail California Series in Public Anthropology.

Erotic Islands: Art and Activism in the Queer Caribbean #ad - The ghost map the story of london s Most Terrifying Epidemic and How It Changed Science Cities and the Modern World. University of Chicago Press. This analysis juxtaposes revered musician Calypso Rose, renowned mas man Peter Minshall, and resilient HIV/AIDS organization Friends For Life. In erotic Islands, Lyndon K.

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