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The Resource Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment

Label
Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Title
Vita
Title remainder
Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Zones of social abandonment are emerging everywhere in Brazil's big cities-places like Vita, where the unwanted, the mentally ill, the sick, and the homeless are left to die. This haunting, unforgettable story centers on a young woman named Catarina, increasingly paralyzed and said to be mad, living out her time at Vita. Anthropologist João Biehl leads a detective-like journey to know Catarina; to unravel the cryptic, poetic words that are part of the ""dictionary"" she is compiling; and to trace the complex network of family, medicine, state, and economy in which her abandonment and pathology
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Biehl, João
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Institutional care
  • Marginality, Social
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Institutional care
  • Marginality, Social
  • Brazil
Label
Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-430) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; VITA; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: "Dead alive, dead outside, alive inside"; PART ONE. VITA; A Zone of Social Abandonment; Brazil; Citizenship; PART TWO. CATARINA AND THE ALPHABET; Life of the Mind; Society of Bodies; Inequality; Ex-Human; The House and the Animal; "Love is the illusion of the abandoned"; Social Psychosis; An Illness of Time; God, Sex, and Agency; PART THREE. THE MEDICAL ARCHIVE; Public Psychiatry; Her Life as a Typical Patient; Democratization and the Right to Health; Economic Change and Mental Suffering; Medical Science; End of a Life; Voices
  • Care and ExclusionMigration and Model Policies; Women, Poverty, and Social Death; "I am like this because of life"; The Sense of Symptoms; Pharmaceutical Being; PART FOUR. THE FAMILY; Ties; Ataxia; Her House; Brothers; Children, In-Laws, and the Ex-Husband; Adoptive Parents; "To want my body as a medication, my body"; Everyday Violence; PART FIVE. BIOLOGY AND ETHICS; Pain; Human Rights; Value Systems; Gene Expression and Social Abandonment; Family Tree; A Genetic Population; A Lost Chance; PART SIX. THE DICTIONARY; "Underneath was this, which I do not attempt to name"; Book I; Book II
  • Book IIIBook IV; Book V; Book VI; Book VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Book X; Book XI; BookXII; Book XIII; Book XIV; Book XV; Book XVI; Book XVII; Book XVIII; Book XIX; Conclusion: ""A way to the words""; Postscript: ""I am part of the origins, not just of language, but of people""; AFTERWORD; Return to Vita; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn867926152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (457 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299952881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4bnk6g
  • e995f52c-a624-46a7-a1fd-64c6d03c9ba8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867926152
Label
Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-430) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; VITA; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction: "Dead alive, dead outside, alive inside"; PART ONE. VITA; A Zone of Social Abandonment; Brazil; Citizenship; PART TWO. CATARINA AND THE ALPHABET; Life of the Mind; Society of Bodies; Inequality; Ex-Human; The House and the Animal; "Love is the illusion of the abandoned"; Social Psychosis; An Illness of Time; God, Sex, and Agency; PART THREE. THE MEDICAL ARCHIVE; Public Psychiatry; Her Life as a Typical Patient; Democratization and the Right to Health; Economic Change and Mental Suffering; Medical Science; End of a Life; Voices
  • Care and ExclusionMigration and Model Policies; Women, Poverty, and Social Death; "I am like this because of life"; The Sense of Symptoms; Pharmaceutical Being; PART FOUR. THE FAMILY; Ties; Ataxia; Her House; Brothers; Children, In-Laws, and the Ex-Husband; Adoptive Parents; "To want my body as a medication, my body"; Everyday Violence; PART FIVE. BIOLOGY AND ETHICS; Pain; Human Rights; Value Systems; Gene Expression and Social Abandonment; Family Tree; A Genetic Population; A Lost Chance; PART SIX. THE DICTIONARY; "Underneath was this, which I do not attempt to name"; Book I; Book II
  • Book IIIBook IV; Book V; Book VI; Book VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Book X; Book XI; BookXII; Book XIII; Book XIV; Book XV; Book XVI; Book XVII; Book XVIII; Book XIX; Conclusion: ""A way to the words""; Postscript: ""I am part of the origins, not just of language, but of people""; AFTERWORD; Return to Vita; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
ocn867926152
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (457 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299952881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt4bnk6g
  • e995f52c-a624-46a7-a1fd-64c6d03c9ba8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867926152

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