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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
Contributor
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 t
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Biehl, João
Dewey number
302.540981
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HV63.B6
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2005 I-073
  • WM 30
NLM item number
B586v 2005
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Eskerod, Torben
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  • Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Institutional care
  • Marginality, Social
  • Patient Care
  • Sociology
  • Therapeutics
  • Behavior
  • Social Sciences
  • Health Care Facilities, Manpower, and Services
  • Persons
  • Psychiatry and Psychology
  • Named Groups
  • Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms
  • Anthropology, Education, Sociology and Social Phenomena
  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Health Services
  • Social Behavior
  • Disabled Persons
  • Behavioral Disciplines and Activities
  • Mental Health Services
  • Institutionalization
  • Mentally Ill Persons
  • Social Isolation
  • Brazil
  • Vita (Asile : Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Brésil)
  • Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
  • Soins en institutions
  • Marginaux
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Institutional care
  • Marginality, Social
  • Brazil
  • Pôrto Alegre
  • Armoede
  • Zieken
  • Gehandicapten
  • Brazilië
  • Social Welfare & Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Welfare & Social Work - General
  • Irrenanstalt
Label
Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; 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 Exclusion
  • Migration and Model PoliciesWomen, 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 III; Book IV; Book V
  • Book VIBook VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Book X; Book XI; Book XII; 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"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
773564870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (416 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282763111
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsz2mc
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773564870
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Vita : Life in a Zone of Social Abandonment
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; 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 Exclusion
  • Migration and Model PoliciesWomen, 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 III; Book IV; Book V
  • Book VIBook VII; Book VIII; Book IX; Book X; Book XI; Book XII; 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"; Acknowledgments; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Control code
773564870
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (416 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781282763111
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttsz2mc
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)773564870
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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