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The Resource Institutionalizing Illness Narratives : Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India, by Mathew George, (electronic resource)

Institutionalizing Illness Narratives : Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India, by Mathew George, (electronic resource)

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Institutionalizing Illness Narratives : Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India
Title
Institutionalizing Illness Narratives
Title remainder
Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India
Statement of responsibility
by Mathew George
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an ethnographic work that uses a critical medical anthropology approach to examine the concept of fever care in the context of southern India. Through a study of fevers, the study provides a critical overview to medical practice itself, as it is said that the history of fevers is also the history of medicine. This association between fevers and medicine is as relevant today, as this in-depth study of fever care reveals. Acknowledging the central role of health institutions in creating and propagating notions about illness in society, the author examines fever care through a study of hospitals. The study examines various discourses on fevers prevalent in the southern state of Kerala, which influence policy and programmatic dimensions of the state health services system. Fever care implies those aspects related to provisioning and cost involved among public and private sector hospitals. A second and more important dimension of this book is a critique of the culture of biomedical practice, informed by the social constructivist framework and approaches in the field of science studies. Overall, the book studies the processes by which physical symptoms like fever are treated as epidemics to be controlled, and are therefore brought within a biomedical system, thereby opening up options for commercialization of care.--
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George, Mathew
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Social sciences
  • Medicine
  • Public health
  • Medical anthropology
Label
Institutionalizing Illness Narratives : Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India, by Mathew George, (electronic resource)
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http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1905-0
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mixed
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online resource
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text
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Contents
Chapter 1. Interpreting Illness, Disease, Medicine and Medical Care -- Chapter 2. Historical Discourses on Fevers -- Chapter 3. Institutionalizing Fever Epidemics and Fever Care in Contemporary Kerala -- Chapter 4. Fear of Fevers: Risk, Medicalisation and Provisioning -- Chapter 5. Biomedicine Examined: Interpreting Culture of Fever Care. - Chapter 6. Voice of Illness and Voice of Medicine in Doctor-Patient Interaction -- Chapter 7. Fever talk as sub-culture of Fever care
Control code
978-981-10-1905-0
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXVI, 169 pages)
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multiple file formats
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811019050
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-1905-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
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access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960831437
Label
Institutionalizing Illness Narratives : Discourses on Fever and Care from Southern India, by Mathew George, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1905-0
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1. Interpreting Illness, Disease, Medicine and Medical Care -- Chapter 2. Historical Discourses on Fevers -- Chapter 3. Institutionalizing Fever Epidemics and Fever Care in Contemporary Kerala -- Chapter 4. Fear of Fevers: Risk, Medicalisation and Provisioning -- Chapter 5. Biomedicine Examined: Interpreting Culture of Fever Care. - Chapter 6. Voice of Illness and Voice of Medicine in Doctor-Patient Interaction -- Chapter 7. Fever talk as sub-culture of Fever care
Control code
978-981-10-1905-0
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XXVI, 169 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9789811019050
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1007/978-981-10-1905-0
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)960831437

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