Negotiating Structural Vulnerability in Cancer Control (School for Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series) (Original PDF from Publisher)

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published date: 28 Nov 20

What can case studies about the lived experiences of cancer contribute to an 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. In examining cancer as a set of diseases and biosocial phenomena, the contributors extend structural vulnerability beyond its original conceptualization to encompass spatiality, temporality, and biosocial shifts in both individual and institutional arrangements.

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  • Item Weight:1 pounds
  • Paperback:320 pages
  • ISBN-10:0826360319
  • ISBN-13:978-0826360311
  • ISBN-13:9780826360311
  • eText ISBN: 9780826360328
  • Dimensions:8.6 x 0.9 x 9.1 inches
  • Publisher:University of New Mexico Press; 1st edition (March 1, 2019)
  • Language::English

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