Nationalizing the Body

Nationalizing the Body

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This book seeks to move emphasis away from the over-riding importance given to the state in existing studies of a€˜westerna€™ medicine in India, and locates medical practice within its cultural, social and professional milieus. Based on Bengali doctors writings this book examines how various medical problems, challenges and debates were understood and interpreted within overlapping contexts of social identities and politics on the one hand, and their function within a largely unregulated medical market on the other.Where the English narratives concentrated their medical gaze upon the patienta#39;s body, the Bengali narratives could not ... One particularly heart-rending episode is reported by Dr D. N.Chattopadhyay.25 In writing an extended essay on theanbsp;...

Title:Nationalizing the Body
Author:Projit Bihari Mukharji
Publisher:Anthem Press - 2011-01-01


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