Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment.Material type: TextPublication details: CA : University of California Press, 2005. Description: 1 online resource (416 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520938236; 0520938232; 1282763113; 9781282763111; 9786612763113; 6612763116Subject(s): Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) | Vita (Asile : Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Brésil) | Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil) | Institutional care -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) | Marginality, Social -- Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) | Patient Care | Sociology | Therapeutics | Behavior | Social Sciences | Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services | Persons | Psychiatry and Psychology | Named Groups | Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms | Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Delivery of Health Care | Health Services | Social Behavior | Disabled Persons | Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Mental Health Services | Institutionalization | Mentally Ill Persons | Social Isolation | Brazil | Soins en institutions -- Brésil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) | Marginaux -- Brésil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) | PSYCHOLOGY -- Social Psychology | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural | Institutional care | Marginality, Social | Brazil -- Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul) | Pôrto Alegre | Armoede | Zieken | Gehandicapten | Brazilië | Social Welfare & Social Work | Social Sciences | Social Welfare & Social Work - General | IrrenanstaltGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. | Erlebnisbericht. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment.DDC classification: 302.540981 LOC classification: HV63.B6NLM classification: 2005 I-073 | WM 30Other classification: 71.68 | MS 6250 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Contents; Introduction: "Dead alive, dead outside, alive inside"; PART ONE. VITA; A Zone of Social Abandonment; Brazil; Citizenship; PART TWO. CATARINA AND THE ALPHABET; Life of the Mind; Society of Bodies; Inequality; Ex-Human; The House and the Animal; "Love is the illusion of the abandoned"; Social Psychosis; An Illness of Time; God, Sex, and Agency; PART THREE. THE MEDICAL ARCHIVE; Public Psychiatry; Her Life as a Typical Patient; Democratization and the Right to Health; Economic Change and Mental Suffering; Medical Science; End of a Life; Voices; Care and Exclusion.
Migration and Model PoliciesWomen, Poverty, and Social Death; "I am like this because of life'; The Sense of Symptoms; Pharmaceutical Being; PART FOUR. THE FAMILY; Ties; Ataxia; Her House; Brothers; Children, In-Laws, and the Ex-Husband; Adoptive Parents; "To want my body as a medication, my body"; Everyday Violence; PART FIVE. BIOLOGY AND ETHICS; Pain; Human Rights; Value Systems; Gene Expression and Social Abandonment; Family Tree; A Genetic Population; A Lost Chance; PART SIX. THE DICTIONARY; "Underneath was this, which I do not attempt to name"; Book I; Book II; Book III; Book IV; Book V.
Book VIBook VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Book X; Book XI; Book XII; Book XIII; Book XIV; Book XV; Book XVI; Book XVII; Book XVIII; Book XIX; Conclusion: "A way to the words"; Postscript: "I am part of the origins, not just of language, but of people"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil's big cities--places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita. Anthropologist João Biehl leads a detective-like journey to know Catarina; to unravel the cryptic, poetic words that are part of the "dictionary" she is compiling; and to trace the complex network of family, medicine, state, and economy in which her abandonment and pathology t.
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