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8%OFFCharles L. Briggs - Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice - 9780822361244 - V9780822361244
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Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice

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Description for Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice Paperback. This gripping book narrates the efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-eight people in a Venezuelan rainforest between 2007 and 2008 and sketches out systematic health inequities regarding the rights to produce and circulate knowledge about health throughout indigenous communities. Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography. Num Pages: 344 pages, 52 illustrations. BIC Classification: JHMC; MBN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 5817 x 3887 x 20. Weight in Grams: 477.
Tell Me Why My Children Died tells the gripping story of indigenous leaders' efforts to identify a strange disease that killed thirty-two children and six young adults in a Venezuelan rain forest between 2007 and 2008. In this pathbreaking book, Charles L. Briggs and Clara Mantini-Briggs relay the nightmarish and difficult experiences of doctors, patients, parents, local leaders, healers, and epidemiologists; detail how journalists first created a smoke screen, then projected the epidemic worldwide; discuss the Chávez government's hesitant and sometimes ambivalent reactions; and narrate the eventual diagnosis of bat-transmitted rabies. The book provides a new framework for analyzing how ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2016
Publisher
Duke University Press United States
Number of pages
344
Condition
New
Series
Critical Global Health: Evidence, Efficacy, Ethnography
Number of Pages
344
Place of Publication
North Carolina, United States
ISBN
9780822361244
SKU
V9780822361244
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About Charles L. Briggs
Charles L. Briggs is Alan Dundes Distinguished Professor in the Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley, and the author or coauthor of ten books.  Clara Mantini-Briggs, a Venezuelan public health physician, was the National Coordinator of the Dengue Fever Program in Venezuela's Ministry of Health and is a Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley. ... Read more

Reviews for Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice
"Briggs and Mantini-Briggs do more than shed light on a tragedy—they give voice to the grieving parents and offer examples of innovative ways to combat health disparities around the world, such as examining the 'relational division of the labor of producing and circulating health knowledge.'”
Tracy Gnadinger
Health Affairs
“There are no easy explanations in this book, ... Read more

Goodreads reviews for Tell Me Why My Children Died: Rabies, Indigenous Knowledge, and Communicative Justice


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