By Diego Armus,Nancy Lews Stepan,Gabriela Nouzeilles,Marilia Coutinho
Based at the concept that the meanings of sickness—and health—are contestable and topic to controversy, sickness within the background of recent Latin the US displays the richness of an interdisciplinary method of social and cultural historical past. interpreting ailments in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, and Bolivia, the participants discover the creation of clinical wisdom, literary metaphors for affliction, household public overall healthiness efforts, and projects formed by means of the agendas of foreign corporations. additionally they learn the connections among rules of sexuality, affliction, kingdom, and modernity; the instrumental position of yes health problems in state-building approaches; welfare efforts backed through the kingdom and led by way of the scientific professions; and the limits among person and country obligations concerning disorder and health and wellbeing. Diego Armus’s creation contextualizes the essays in the background of medication, the background of public health and wellbeing, and the sociocultural historical past of illness.
Contributors. Diego Armus, Anne-Emanuelle Birn, Kathleen Elaine Bliss, Ann S. Blum, Marilia Coutinho, Marcus Cueto, Patrick Larvie, Gabriela Nouzeilles, Diana Obregón, Nancy Lays Stepan, Ann Zulawski