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Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice (Hardback)

Charles L. Briggs, Clara Mantini-Briggs

Edité par Duke University Press, United States, 2016
ISBN 10: 0822361051 / ISBN 13: 9780822361053
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Titre : Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, ...

Éditeur : Duke University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2016

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre : New

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Language: English . Brand New Book. Tell Me Why My Children Died tells the gripping story of indigenous leaders efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-two children and six young adults in a Venezuelan rain forest between 2007 and 2008. In this pathbreaking book, Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs relay the nightmarish and difficult experiences of doctors, patients, parents, local leaders, healers, and epidemiologists; detail how journalists first created a smoke screen, then projected the epidemic worldwide; discuss the Chavez government s hesitant and sometimes ambivalent reactions; and narrate the eventual diagnosis of bat-transmitted rabies. The book provides a new framework for analyzing how the uneven distribution of rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health are wedded at the hip with health inequities. By recounting residents quest to learn why their children died and documenting their creative approaches to democratizing health, the authors open up new ways to address some of global health s most intractable problems. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9780822361053

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Synopsis : Tell Me Why My Children Died tells the gripping story of indigenous leaders' efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-two children and six young adults in a Venezuelan rain forest between 2007 and 2008. In this pathbreaking book, Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs relay the nightmarish and difficult experiences of doctors, patients, parents, local leaders, healers, and epidemiologists; detail how journalists first created a smoke screen, then projected the epidemic worldwide; discuss the Chavez government's hesitant and sometimes ambivalent reactions; and narrate the eventual diagnosis of bat-transmitted rabies. The book provides a new framework for analyzing how the uneven distribution of rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health are wedded at the hip with health inequities. By recounting residents' quest to learn why their children died and documenting their creative approaches to democratizing health, the authors open up new ways to address some of global health's most intractable problems.

Critique: "A shocking testimony of a reality that challenges us. Again Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs give us irrefutable evidence of the greatest contradiction of the market society: the opulence of a few and misery for the many. Their account of the distressing but institutionally invisible reproduction of an avoidable epidemic confirms the revealing power of critical ethnography and places on the table of public health the role that communication plays in the social determination of health."--Jaime Breilh, Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Sede Ecuador"

""Tell Me Why My Children Died" is a product of intrepid inquiry, original analytical work, and, above all, deep respect and care for the most vulnerable in the Lower Delta. This book is a pathbreaking contribution to the anthropology of expert knowledge and health inequality, and a powerfully crafted field guide for a global health humanities."--Joao Biehl, author of "Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment""

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