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Author Jasarevic, Larisa, author

Title Health and wealth on the Bosnian market : intimate debt / Larisa Jasarevic
Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Contents Introduction: oddly bodily lives in the market -- Just surviving: living well since the better life -- Insanely generous: making wealth in an economy of debt -- On the edge: worries in common and circumstantial communities -- Medical detours: materiality and magicality of quotidian cures -- Strava: distant bodies at hand -- What if not for real? Troubles with medical efficacy
Summary Larisa Jasarevic offers an unforgettable look at the everyday experiences of people living in post-socialist, post-war Bosnia. Not at all existing on the world's margins, Bosnians today are concerned with the good life and are as entangled in consumer debt as everyone else. The insecurities of living in an economy dominated by informal networks of trade, personal credit, and indebtedness are experienced by Bosnians in terms of physical ailments, some not recognized by Western medical science. Jasarevic follows ordinary Bosnians in their search for treatment--from use of pharmaceuticals to alternative medicines and folk healers of various kinds. Financial well-being and health are woven together for Bosnians, and Jasarevic adeptly traces the links between the two realms. In the process, she addresses a number of themes that have been important in studies of life under neoliberalism in other parts of the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Medical anthropology -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Traditional medicine -- Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnians -- Health and hygiene
Bosnians -- Social conditions -- 21st century
Bosnians -- Economic conditions -- 21st century
Health Services Accessibility -- economics
Socioeconomic Factors
Medicine, Traditional
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Cultural Policy.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- Cultural.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Popular Culture.
Medical anthropology
Traditional medicine
SUBJECT Bosnia and Herzegovina
Subject Bosnia and Herzegovina
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016051562
ISBN 9780253023858