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Unformatted text preview: yet they are also political and cultural matters. Similarly, poverty is the major risk factor for ill health and death; yet this is only another way of saying that health is a social indicator and indeed a social process. (Kleinman et. al. 1961) WELFARE COLONIALISM: in the attempt by the Canadian government to help the Inuit, who were perceived to be experiencing social suffering, there was a lot of harm done, essentially the destruction of a way of life. SOCIAL SUFFERING: Includes: Political violence (genocide) , structural violence (structure of society, discrepancy through rich and poor) , colonialism WHY DID KLEINMAN, DAS LOCK. POPULARIZE THE TERM SOCIAL SUFFERING: Retains possibility for non-medical forms of healing Refusal to disenchant o Allows routes for meaning o Redemption through illness Not medicalizing the situation...
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- Fall '09
- Medical Anthropology