The Resource Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author
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Pathologies of power
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health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author
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eng
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Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life-and death-in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world's poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other. Farmer shows that the same social forces that give rise to epidemic diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis also sculpt risk for human rights violations. He illustrates the ways that racism and gender inequality in the United States are embodied as disease and death. Yet this book is far from a hopeless inventory of abuse. Farmer's disturbing examples are linked to a guarded optimism that new medical and social technologies will develop in tandem with a more informed sense of social justice. Otherwise, he concludes, we will be guilty of managing social inequality rather than addressing structural violence
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1959-2022
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Farmer, Paul
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305.5/69
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  • Social stratification
  • Equality
  • Poor
  • Discrimination in medical care
  • Right to health
  • Human rights
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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
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Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (13hr., 14 min.))
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9781541494800
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