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Social Text (1 September 2017) 35 (3 (132)): 97–111.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Daniella Gandolfo After an alleged sorcery attack in Lima, an anthropologist investigates and realizes that her skepticism might not be enough to protect her against the attack’s power. Copyright © 2017 Duke University Press 2017 guinea pigs magic and sorcery traditional medicine Peru...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 107–128.
Published: 01 December 2011
... traditional Chinese medicine, this essay explores possibilities for thinking, doing, and being human that unsettle various strategies of bifurcation both constitutive and symptomatic of modernist humanism. The exploration unfolds through, first, an examination of the historical and conceptual congruence...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 43–69.
Published: 01 March 2011
...Lesley A. Sharp Within contemporary realms of experimental medicine, xenotransplantation ranks as the quintessential example of attempts at interspecies science. Driven by widespread anxieties over national (and, increasingly, global) scarcities in transplantable human parts, xenotransplantation is...
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Social Text (1 December 2011) 29 (4 (109)): 1–27.
Published: 01 December 2011
... from philosophy, of religion from secular society, and of the mystical from the mechanical.16 In contrast, traditional Chinese medicine approaches the body through the idea of human oneness with the world...
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Social Text (1 September 2010) 28 (3 (104)): 91–117.
Published: 01 September 2010
... communities across Southern Arizona, it argues that several displacements happen in the traditional historical narratives of the Camp Grant massacre: the erasure of participation by Tucsonense indigenous Mexican women in the violence against Aravaipa and Pinal Apache women and the discursive violence enacted...
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Social Text (1 March 2006) 24 (1 (86)): 81–102.
Published: 01 March 2006
... broadly glossed categories (such as “rural people” or “Third World Women4 Critics of the concepts of individuality and self-determination guiding the Women in Development movement note that such ideology can have orientalist leanings, rendering “tradition” monochromatically as the root of...
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Social Text (1 September 2014) 32 (3 (120)): 69–86.
Published: 01 September 2014
...,” the porosity that allows for decentered relationality between the subjective, intimate interior and the exterior world. Rather than medicine or even surgery writ large, it is metabolic strength that realizes willful life. Metabolic surgery makes...
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Social Text (1 March 2008) 26 (1 (94)): 95–114.
Published: 01 March 2008
... experience either their vitality or their connections. Other ways of imagin- ing humanness lead to other models of care and treatment, as for example traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, or even the history of humoral medicine illustrate...
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Social Text (1 March 2011) 29 (1 (106)): 103–125.
Published: 01 March 2011
... of preservation mark a trail through the history of modern science and medicine that begins with the curiosity cabinet and later influences pho- tography and modern art.4 As art historian Barbara Maria Stafford has...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., journalists, and media pundits in recent years to attribute the causes of contemporary acts of violence by Arab Muslims to tendencies inherent within the historical traditions of Islam. Thus, for some observers the recourse to violence by some Muslims owes to a “culture of...
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Social Text (1 June 2019) 37 (2): 1–28.
Published: 01 June 2019
... separation of nature and culture in a biotechnological age in which “the goal of medicine is to get closer to nature, rather than farther away.” 16 Counsel for the plaintiffs, on the other hand, insisted that gene patents are ontologically invalid, since “the isolated gene and gene in the body are the...
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Social Text (1 September 2007) 25 (3 (92)): 85–101.
Published: 01 September 2007
... George Sebastian Rousseau, who are intent on explaining how it is that after hysteria declined as a medical diagnosis and psychiatrists declared it officially dead, the condition of hysteria reappeared in new research fields that were not properly those of medicine and...
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Social Text (1 December 2017) 35 (4): 53–86.
Published: 01 December 2017
... mentioned, Swift’s Specific Tonic was originally Swift’s Syphilitic Specific. 31 By 1891, the company had shied away from publicizing the name of the disease that it claimed to cure, but even as “Syphilitic” was dropped from the name of the medicine, its initials remained the same, the evacuated S...
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Social Text (1 June 2004) 22 (2 (79)): 67–80.
Published: 01 June 2004
.... 1937 . Political economy and capitalism: Some essays in economic tradition . London:Routledge and Kegan Paul. ____. 1963 . Studies in the development of capitalism , 2d ed. New York: International Publishers. Freidson, Eliot. 1986 . Professional powers:A study of the institutionalization of...
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Social Text (1 September 2008) 26 (3 (96)): 101–121.
Published: 01 September 2008
..., and obedience — the regular practice of which will lead to a pious life. Their focus is on those elements of religious practice internal to the religious tradition and that provide the “grammar of the concepts” by which religious subjects are defined...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 67–86.
Published: 01 September 2000
..., watching Gary Coleman say “Whatcha talkin’ about?” in Tamil is a must see. The cover of a prominent business magazine sports a man in traditional Tamilian garb, veshti and angavastram, the religious markings, the shaved head, the sacred...
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Social Text (1 June 2018) 36 (2 (135)): 145–164.
Published: 01 June 2018
..., the scale of its perceived emptiness, and long traditions of dispossession have crafted the region as a space that is ripe for radical engineering and experimentation, for projects of empire that operate in plain sight yet unseen. The same techniques of dehumanization and dispossession that fill jails...
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Social Text (1 June 2017) 35 (2 (131)): 93–118.
Published: 01 June 2017
... absence of metaphysical consolation, promises of the afterlife, or traditional moral preparation, medicine could only rely on its own tools and devices, even when it was clearly futile—or especially when it was clearly futile, for that is when hope is most needed. If you know you’re going to get well, you...
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Social Text (1 March 2003) 21 (1 (74)): 83–109.
Published: 01 March 2003
... clients to submit photographs or video footage they provided, along with the child’s sometimes sketchy medical records, for evaluation to one of a handful of practices specializing in adoption medicine before making a commitment to one child. In this use, the image functions somewhat like prenatal...
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Social Text (1 September 2000) 18 (3 (64)): 47–66.
Published: 01 September 2000
... desires and represents both timeless tradition and modern commodities. In this reading, I show the ways in which Hindu nationalist temporality relies on both missionary and secular-Christian times. At the close of the essay, I explore ways of narrating colonial...