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Healing the Body Politic: El Salvador's Popular Struggle for by Sandy Smith-Nonini

By Sandy Smith-Nonini

Incorporating investigative journalism and drawing on interviews with individuals and leaders, Sandy Smith-Nonini examines the contested position of wellbeing and fitness and improvement in El Salvador over the past 20 years. Healing the physique Politic recounts the dramatic tale of radical wellbeing and fitness activism from its origins in liberation theology and guerrilla drugs in the course of the third-world country's twelve-year civil conflict, via improvement of a outstanding "popular healthiness system," administered through lay prone in a former conflict quarter managed by way of leftist rebels. This ethnography casts gentle at the conflicts among the conservative Ministry of future health and first healthiness advocates in the course of the Nineties peace process--a time whilst the govt. sought to dismantle the powerful peasant-run rural process. It bargains an extraordinary research of the White Marches of 2002û2003, while radicalized physicians rose to nationwide management in a profitable crusade opposed to privatization of the social defense future health process. Healing the physique Politic contributes to the efficient integration of clinical and political anthropology by means of bringing the semiotics of well-being and the physique to undergo on cultural understandings of battle, the kingdom, and globalization.

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