qTimely, disturbing, and luminously written, The Pastoral Clinic is anthropology at its best, bringing into view a devastating piece of reality, highlighting larger processes and human singularities, and calling for a new public and ethics of care.q--JoApo Biehl, author of Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment qGarcia calls for a new ethics of care for heroin addicts, exposing the insufficiency and lack of continuity of rapidly privatizing faith-based services for the rural poor. Her heartfelt ethnography of the geography of addiction in New Mexico reveals how formerly agricultural communities and families find themselves painfully embedded in a land of dispossession and displacement with an unresolvable past, and an unlivable present.q--Philippe Bourgois, author of Righteous Dopefiend qAngela Garcia has expanded the roots and basis of addictions to the great losses--personal, cultural, economic, of birthright and land--that few would dare to explore. I've sought a book like this for years, addressing my own addictions and those of the young men and women I've worked with for decades. A formidable thinker, a wrench-in-the-works activist inside and out of the industry, Angela understands that addictions are not a 'always has been and always will be' fate, but a collective, individual, and even 'intimate, ' funneling into the web. And how the path toward healing, reconciliation, and wholeness is in the land, in the hand, and the capable heart of every addict and broken community.q--Luis J. Rodriguez, author of Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in LAA formidable thinker, a wrench-in-the-works activist inside and out of the industry, Angela understands that addictions are not a a#39;always has been and always will bea#39; fate, but a collective, individual, and even a#39;intimate, a#39; funneling into ...
|Title||:||The Pastoral Clinic|
|Publisher||:||Univ of California Press - 2010|