Infections and Inequalities

Infections and Inequalities - 20:37 : diseases,;creationand...

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Infections and Inequalities 20:37 Purpose of this book according to farmer: to explore social responses to infectious  diseases, inequalities in the distribution and outcome of infectious disease; creation and  maintenance of such diseases  Neither clinical nor ethnographic. They draw freely upon both disciplines to make an  arguments.  Taking a biosocial approach to things – drawing on clinical medicine and on social  theory, linking molecular epidemiology to history, ethnography, and political economy.  Inequalities descirbes are “biological reflections of social fault lines”  View point – ask: who becomes sick and why? Who becomes a patient? Who has  access to adequate services? What counts as an emerging infectious disease  Vitality of practice – Farmer questions the literature (pg 23) on the current aids situation and looks at what is  lacking. They were all saying the same thing. Very disease focused  He was  unimpressed.  How doctors trained in the country are now leaving it. 
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Infections and Inequalities - 20:37 : diseases,;creationand...

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