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Medicalizadon of social inequality contd scheperhughes

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Unformatted text preview: ledge is considered legiDmate or illegiDmate (dominant versus subjugated discourses) •  Examples? MedicalizaDon of social inequality cont’d. Scheper ­Hughes on nervoso: A hungry body is an indictment of society. A sick body is not. A hungry body needs food. A sick body (or mind) needs medicaDon. A sick body exists in a neutral state, it represents a neutral social role, an individual problem. But nervoso is a social illness, an illness borne out of inequality. Power/Knowledge Knowledge is never “innocent” of power. “We should admit rather that power produces knowledge … that power and knowledge directly imply one another...
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