Author: João Biehl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520951468
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This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita.

Will To Live

Author: João Biehl
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691143854
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This is one of the few studies of AIDS than can claim to move easily between a deeply affecting psychological analysis, born of careful ethnographic work and of long-term conversations few are privileged to have, and a more experience ...

The Ethics Of Everyday Life

Author: Michael Banner
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191030775
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It is directly under the influence of this anxiety that an influential work in social
anthropology takes up the challenge which the Kleinmans believe falls to
anthropology, in particular, to depict suffering more adequately. In Vita: Life in a
Zone of Social Abandonment,33 João Biehl joins words and highly arresting (and
highly aesthetic) photographs to depict the suffering of a certain Caterina. Vita is
the name of a community or a colony for social outcasts of many kinds, of which
colony ...

Global Pharmaceuticals

Author: Adriana Petryna
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822337416
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Other Life: AIDS, Biopolitics, and Subjectivity in Brazil's Zones of Social
Abandonment. Ann Arbor: UMI Services. Biehl, Joao. 2000. Technology and
affect: HIV/AIDS testing in Brazil. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 25(1):87-129.
Biehl, Joao. 2001a. Vita: Life in a zone of social abandonment. Social Text I9(3):
131-149. Biehl, Joao, with Denise Coutinho e Ana Luzia Outeiro. 20O1b.
Technology and affect: HIV/AIDS testing in Brazil. Culture, Medicine, and
Psychiatry 25:87-129. Biehl ...


Author: João Biehl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520247930
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Talks about the ways personal lives are being undone and remade today. This book examines the ethnography of the modern subject, probes the continuity and diversity of modes of personhood across a range of Western and non-Western societies.

Beyond Liberation Theology

Author: Ivan Petrella
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 0334041341
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Located both intel— lectually and geographically in the rich world, these thinkers
come from a context of affluence; the suffering they speak to is real and painful,
yet rarely life threatening. To witness the link between objec— tification and
death you need to turn to the reality of the Third/Two— Thirds \World.10 And so
the image I'll use here, fittingly, comes from a witness, an anthropologist.11 The
image is Vita, a zone of social abandonment. Vita is both a place and a practice.

The Culture Of Punishment

Author: Michelle Brown
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814799994
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... Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment (Los Angeles: University of
California Press, 2005). Biehl provides a powerful visual vector from which to
map social exclusion through his inclusion of a series of provocative photographs
by Torben Eskerod. 24. Nancy Scheper-Hughes, “Coming to Our Senses:
Anthropology and Genocide,” in Annihilating Difference: The Anthropology of
Genocide, ed. Alexander Hinton (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002),
370. 25. Ibid. 26. Ibid.

The Pastoral Clinic

Author: Angela Garcia
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520258290
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Lyrically evoking the Española Valley and its residents through conversations, encounters, and recollections, The Pastoral Clinic is at once a devastating portrait of addiction, a rich ethnography of place, and an eloquent call for a new ...

Starve And Immolate

Author: Banu Bargu
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231538111
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Vita: Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment.” Social Text 19, no. 3 (2001): 131–
49. Biggs, Michael. “Dying Without Killing: Self-Immolations, 1963–2002.” In
Making Sense of Suicide Missions, ed. Diego Gambetta, 173–208. Oxford: Oxford
University Press, 2005. Bigo, Didier. “Detention of Foreigners, States of Exception
, and the Social Practices of the Control of the Banopticon.” In Borderscapes:
Hidden Geographies and Politics at Territory's Edge, ed. Prem Kumar Rajaram
and Carl ...