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- DescriptionEmbodied Protests examines how Bolivia's hesitant courtship with globalization manifested in the visceral and emotional diseases that afflicted many Bolivian women. Drawing on case studies conducted among market- and working-class women in the provincial town of Punata, Maria Tapias examines how headaches and debilidad, so-called rmal bouts of infant diarrhea, and the malaise oppressing whole communities were symptomatic of profound social suffering. She approaches the narratives of distress caused by poverty, domestic violence, and the failure of social networks as constituting the kwledge that shaped their understandings of well-being. At the crux of Tapias's definitive analysis is the idea that individual health perceptions, actions, and practices cant be separated from local cultural narratives or from global and ecomic forces. Evocative and compassionate, Embodied Protests gives voice to the human costs of the ongoing neoliberal experiment.
- Author BiographyMaria Tapias is an associate professor of anthropology and an associate dean at Grinnell College.
- Author(s)Maria Tapias
- PublisherUniversity of Illinois Press
- Date of Publication01/05/2015
- SubjectRegional History
- Series TitleInterp Culture New Millennium
- Place of PublicationBaltimore
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Illinois Press
- Content Note4 black and white photographs, 1 map
- Weight295 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine5 mm
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