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Title Negotiating structural vulnerability in cancer control / edited by Julie Armin, Nancy Burke, and Laura Eichelberger
Published Santa Fe : School for Advanced Research Press ; Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2019
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Series School for Advanced Research advanced seminar series
School for Advanced Research advanced seminar series.
Contents Introduction: framing cancer and structural vulnerability / Nancy J. Burke, Julie Armin, and Laura Eichelberger -- Cancer and precarity: rights and vulnerabilities of West African immigrants in France / Carolyn Sargent and Peter Benson -- Bringing the people into policy: managing cancer among structurally vulnerable women / Julie Armin -- Anxious provocations: engagements with cancer screening by the medically underserved / Susan Shaw -- The familiarity of coping: kinship and social location in the safety-net experience of cancer / Simon Craddock Lee -- Connecting rural patients with urban hospitals across the cancer care continuum: a view from Vietnam on a global problem / Maria Stalford -- Stuck in the middle: patient navigation and cancer clinical trials recruitment in the safety net / Nancy J. Burke -- Colonial legacies: population panics, reproductive control, and cancer-related fertility care in Puerto Rico / Karen Dyer -- The Westernization effect: biocommunicable cartographies, epidemiologic (in)visibilities, and the cancer transition theory / Laura Eichelberger -- Afterword: revealing erasures, configuring silences: structural vulnerability in cancer prevention, treatment, and research / James Quesada
Summary "What can case studies about the lived experiences of cancer contribute to a burgeoning interest in the concept of structural vulnerability? And can a consideration of structural vulnerability enhance applied anthropological work in cancer prevention and control? To answer these questions the contributors in this volume explore what it means to be structurally vulnerable; how structural vulnerabilities intersect with cancer risk, diagnosis, care seeking, caregiving, clinical-trial participation, and survivorship; and how differing local, national, and global political contexts and histories inform vulnerability. These case studies illustrate how quotidian experiences of structural vulnerability influence and are altered by a cancer diagnosis at various points in the continuum of care and show that cancer is not one disease, but a set of diseases and biosocial phenomena. The contributors further utilize insights gained from the studies on cancer to extend structural vulnerability beyond its original conceptualization to encompass spatiality, temporality, and biosocial shifts in both individual and institutional arrangements"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Cancer -- Patients -- Care -- Case studies.
Cancer -- Social aspects -- Case studies.
Medical anthropology -- Case studies.
Anthropology, Medical.
Patient Care.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Armin, Julie (Julie S.), editor
Burke, Nancy Jean, editor
Eichelberger, Laura (Laura P.), editor
LC no. 2018051903
ISBN 0826360327
9780826360328 (e-book)
(paperback: alk. paper)