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Social Text (2000) 18 (1 (62)): 81–107.
Published: 01 March 2000
...Sanford F. Schram 4. schram 2/11/00 10:50 AM Page 81 In the Clinic THE MEDICALIZATION OF WELFARE The U.S. welfare system has been...
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Social Text (2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
... medical care to the sick and dying. To highlight some of the unique dimensions of these discourses, I contrast them with arguments put forward in the context of the contemporary ethical and legal debate in the United States on the rights of the terminally ill. I give particular attention to how distinct...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (2 (107)): 121–127.
Published: 01 June 2011
..., are considered in the light of the figures of turns and returns. Questions of exception, emergency, and suspension of the law are addressed by evocation of the concepts of medical diagnosis and prognosis. The poetics of illness and malaise are explored through the temporal allegory of the eternal recurrence...
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Social Text (2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
.... Aided by surgery, the body takes over and becomes its own instrument of therapy from the inside out. Postsurgery, a person could enjoy loosened ties to the diets and medication that led nowhere and could instead invest in intimate attachments elsewhere. Using the metabolism as the anchor to ties...
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Social Text (2016) 34 (1 (126)): 49–71.
Published: 01 March 2016
... arms were raised. Looking at the three medical examiners' reports in detail, Mirzoeff shows that Brown's arm was broken by a bullet that (in all likelihood) was fired either from behind or when his hands were raised. Prosecutors assert neither happened. We are left with a smoking gun but no bullet...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 127–128.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Fady Joudah Medical anthropology poem. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 poetry That syphilis leads to deafness isn’t enough for Beethoven to have died of it. There’s Baudelaire and Nietzsche’s tempo, or did Emily Dickinson suffer from seizures? Did Muhammad? If so...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (1 (130)): 129.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Fady Joudah Medical anthropology poem. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 poetry professor who ran the anatomy department and was a preacher’s son. You were an ex-preacher yourself, abandoned the cloth after you divorced your wife and married your lover. Thank you for your hands...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 39–66.
Published: 01 March 2020
...Micki McGee Four decades of neoliberal approaches to the provision of care (medical care, mental health care, childcare, and eldercare, to name a few) have resulted in a crisis of care so ubiquitous as to appear natural. Among the unanticipated consequences of the redirection of women’s labor from...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (2 (143)): 19–47.
Published: 01 June 2020
...Neel Ahuja; Kyla Schuller; Jules Gill-Peterson This article explores the history and practice of rectal feeding, an anachronistic obstetric practice used recently as a form of medical rape in US Central Intelligence Agency prisons. The article outlines how racialized themes of counterterrorist...
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Social Text (2001) 19 (3 (68)): 115–129.
Published: 01 September 2001
... identities. If, as Ernst Bloch once asserted in reference to German nationalism, the modern nation state is a medicalized “unit of blood,” then a core notion of the nation-state, as composed of stable identifiable homogeneous bodies, is under challenge in Greece...
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Social Text (2004) 22 (3 (80)): 105–132.
Published: 01 September 2004
... that poor nations can do it” and “a model for treating AIDS worldwide.”4 The Brazil story is now an important component of international medical activism.5 Social Textt 80, Vol. 22, No. 3, Fall 2004. Copyright © 2004 by João Biehl. More than 40 million people are living...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (1 (142)): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2020
... assessment in the history of health care to map how risk logics and the bio-logic of biopower have contentiously coincided around the technology of vaccines and the care they espouse to provide. Highlighting the manifold politics of Black female sexuality, medical imperialism, care, and protection...
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Social Text (2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... in which portraits of institutionalized children available for adoption circulated with surprising ease. Images of “waiting children” performed multiple functions in the adoption process.2 Brochures enclosed with agency mailings displayed child images captioned with brief bio- graphical or medical data...
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Social Text (2020) 38 (3 (144)): 27–53.
Published: 01 September 2020
... the proliferation of legal and medical texts that increasingly regarded the condition as medical and biological rather than a form of criminality and social deviance. 5 The relationship between disability and substance abuse disorder is worth considering in part because disabled people who suffer from chronic...
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Social Text (2007) 25 (4 (93)): 43–66.
Published: 01 December 2007
... institutions; the intense capitalization of medical technologies, especially those based in genetics; the displacement of nonmarket relationships of citizenship, state paternalism, charity, and professionalism by market relationships...
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Social Text (2015) 33 (3 (124)): 45–73.
Published: 01 September 2015
... on medical care, costly phar- macological and technological interventions, legal protections, and public accommodations from the very same institutions and apparatuses that functionalize gender normativities and create systemic exclusions, how do...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
... an exponential increase in transplants worldwide. Whereas today allografting is widely hailed as among the greatest medical feats of the twentieth century, xeno is plagued by repeated failures. Successful allotransplants have nevertheless been facilitated in large part by xeno research, because...
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Social Text (2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
...: feeling temporality as a countdown in hours, days, or months, terminality is experienced as a body ticking with the sound of its own end. Copyright © Duke University Press 2017 cancer mortality immortality prognosis terminal afterlife medical anthropology secularism 64 Bauman...
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Social Text (2010) 28 (3 (104)): 39–65.
Published: 01 September 2010
... intimate knowledge about the meaning of camp life, and their testimonies can illuminate aspects of their condition and experiences that might otherwise have remained unseen or unrecognized. More than legal or medical experts, state...
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Social Text (2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... of traditional Chinese medicine argue that the dynamic oneness of the human and the world, first proposed in classic Daoist texts such as Daodejing and Zhuangzi, is one of their most cher- ished medical principles. They often...