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Title Rebirth of the clinic : places and agents in contemporary health care / Cindy Patton, editor
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 173 pages)
Contents Preface and Acknowledgments; Introduction: Foucault after Neoliberalism; or. The Clinic Here and Now; 1 Clinic or Spa?: Facial Surgery in the Context of AIDS-Related Facial Wasting; 2 Implications of an Epistemological Vision: Knowing What to Do in Home Health Care; 3 Where Is Community Health?: Racism, the Clinic, and the Biopolitical State; 4 Repetition and Rupture: The Gender of Agency in Methodone Maintenance Treatment; 5 Freedom or Socks: Market Promises versus Supportive Care in Diabetes Treatment; 6 Clinic without the Clinic
Summary From physical location to payment processes to expectations of both patients and caregivers, nearly everything surrounding the contemporary medical clinic's central activity has changed since Michel Foucualt's Birth of the Clinic . Indebted to that work, but recognizing the gap between what the modern clinic hoped to be and what it has become, Rebirth of the Clinic explores medical practices that shed light on the fraught relationship between medical systems, practitioners, and patients. Combining theory, history, and ethnography, the contributors to this volume ground today's clinic in a larg
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984. Naissance de la clinique
Foucault, Michel, 1926-1984.
Clinics.
Medical anthropology.
Social medicine.
Ambulatory Care Facilities -- history.
Ambulatory Care -- history.
Anthropology.
History, Modern 1601-
Social Medicine -- history.
Form Electronic book
Author Patton, Cindy, 1956-
University of Minnesota. Institute for Advanced Study.
LC no. 2010033908
ISBN 0816675260 (electronic bk.)
9780816675265 (electronic bk.)