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Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
...The Chain of Health Care Drivers This chapter examines two components of biomedical research from which therapies emerge: the phenomenon of evidence-based medicine and the business of clinical trials. These are the apparatuses of truth making in medicine. They define what counts as “good...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375395-024
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... This chapter is a report on the lives of immigrant taxi-drivers in New York City. The immediate occasion for this essay was a brutal assault on a NYC taxi-driver by a man who had served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The essay was also a contribution to the debate around the so-called Ground...
Series: Global Insecurities
Published: 17 July 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012092-005
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1209-2
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By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... New York City taxi driver anti-Muslim racism Ground Zero mosque ...
Published: 30 September 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027195-019
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
... Advancing the concept abjectivity, the authors interrogate how the biopolitics of citizenship and governmentality—surveillance, immigration documents, employment forms, birth certificates, tax forms, drivers’ licenses, credit card applications, bank accounts, medical insurance, car insurance...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... The phrase ordinary medicine reflects the hidden chain of health care drivers among science, politics, industry, insurance, and ethics that organizes and drives our health care system. The chain and the ethical field that supports it are the mechanisms by which treatment standards become social...
Published: 22 July 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375357-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7535-7
... Although laws and costs are often emphasized as the main drivers of global reprotravel, infertile couples’ desires for high-quality IVF services are an underappreciated aspect of these global movements. Conceive is famous for its high-quality, patient-centered care. This is due to the clinical...
Book Chapter

By Amitava Kumar
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7539-5
... on home. Health children Bihar poverty home This chapter is a report on the lives of immigrant taxi-drivers in New York City. The immediate occasion for this essay was a brutal assault on a NYC taxi-driver by a man who had served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. The essay was also...
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Published: 04 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375500-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7550-0
... This chapter turns to the Medicare insurance system, whose reimbursement policies and decisions convert best evidence into available treatments—the second transformation in the chain of health care drivers. Medicare reimbursement decisions organize the next two transformations in the chain...
Published: 23 February 2024
DOI: 10.1215/9781478059318-013
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
... the dilemmas of social life. With Serres, the chapter considers the myth-like opposition (form::content) as a creative driver of stand-up comedy. stand-up comedy humor myth paradox ...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375715-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7571-5
..., driver’s licenses, and other identity cards—is a construction of fixed personhood for the purposes of modern organizational needs, ensuring that the member has remained essentially the same despite changes in personality, body, and behavior. With the spread of information technologies, however, there has...
Series: Black Outdoors: Innovations in the Poetics of Study
Published: 11 August 2023
DOI: 10.1215/9781478027065-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2706-5
... Diversity is usually understood as that thing that provides for better living, in terms of both species and institutional life. Taking a page from animal studies, this part of the book seeks to question diversity's motives. Thinking of diversity as the driver of scarcity, this chapter is perhaps...
Published: 30 September 2023
EISBN: 978-1-4780-2719-5
...Border Crossings Advancing the concept abjectivity, the authors interrogate how the biopolitics of citizenship and governmentality—surveillance, immigration documents, employment forms, birth certificates, tax forms, drivers’ licenses, credit card applications, bank accounts, medical...
Published: 23 February 2024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-5931-8
...::content) as a creative driver of stand-up comedy. stand-up comedy humor myth paradox This chapter asks what might happen if Serres’s writing is considered not as “theory” but rather as an instance of the genre of “wisdom literature.” From that angle, Serres’s writing offers up a sometimes...