Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor / Paul Farmer ; with a foreword by Amartya Sen.Material type: TextSeries: California series in public anthropology ; 4Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2003Description: xxiv, 402 p. ; 24 cmISBN: 0520235509 (Cloth : alk. paper)Subject(s): Social stratification | Equality | Poor -- Medical care | Discrimination in medical care | Right to health care | Human rightsDDC classification: 305 Far LOC classification: HM821 | .F37 2003
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-378) and index.
Introduction: Bearing witness; On suffering and structural violence; Pestilence and restraint; Lessons from Chiapas; A plague on all our houses? -- One physician's perspective on human rights; Health, healing, and social justice; Listening for prophetic voices; Cruel and unusual; New malaise; Rethinking health and human rights -- Afterword.
The author, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With eyewitness accounts the book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence, challenging conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposing relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other.
J.I. Staley Prize, 2006