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Published the book Subjectivities and Afflictions in Medical Anthropology

The book Subjectivities and Afflictions in Medical Anthropology, edited by Angel Martínez-Hernáez and Lina Masana, was published on June 6 under the Cambridge Scholars Publishing imprint.

The text, dedicated to Susan DiGiacomo, addresses through an international lens the experiences of the disease, the challenges of care, the politics and biopolitics of health, and the ethical dilemmas related to subjectivity and afflictions in current medical care. In an era of biomedical technology and life-prolonging treatments, it is imperative to take into account the different subjective experiences of illness and suffering, as well as to analyze the extent to which different health care policies and services are sensitive to the voice and experience of the affected. This volume is an international contribution of almost twenty authors on subjectivities and illnesses from the perspective of medical anthropology.

According to Janis H. Jenkins, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, "Subjectivities and Afflictions is a cutting-edge collection of value not only to medical anthropology but also to the health and social sciences in general. [It is] essential reading for researchers and clinicians to encourage contemporary understanding of the disease experience."

You can buy the book at this link: https://www.cambridgescholars.com/product/978-1-5275-8341-2/


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