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Chronic Conditions, Fluid States: Chronicity and the Anthropology of Illness
edited by Lenore Manderson and Carolyn Smith-Morris
contributions by Carla Manchira, Nida Hasanat, Muhana Utami, Subandi, Daphna Birenbaum-Carmeli, Ann Miles, Kylea Liese, Steve Ferzacca, Carl Kendall, Zelee Hill, Ron Maynard, Elisa Sobo, Gelya Frank, Carolyn Baum, Mary Law, Lenore Manderson, Marcia Inhorn, Carolyn Smith-Morris, Dennis Wiedman and Byron Good
afterword by Arthur Kleinman and Rachel Hall-Clifford
Rutgers University Press, 2010
Paper: 978-0-8135-4747-3 | eISBN: 978-0-8135-4973-6 | Cloth: 978-0-8135-4746-6
Library of Congress Classification GN296.C47 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 306.461


Chronic Conditions, Fluid States explores the uneven impact of chronic illness and disability on individuals, families, and communities in diverse local and global settings. To date, much of the social as well as biomedical research has treated the experience of illness and the challenges of disease control and management as segmented and episodic. Breaking new ground in medical anthropology by challenging the chronic/acute divide in illness and disease, the editors, along with a group of rising scholars and some of the most influential minds in the field, address the concept of chronicity, an idea used to explain individual and local life-worlds, question public health discourse, and consider the relationship between health and the globalizing forces that shape it.

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