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MacPhee, Marybeth Jeanette
Vulnerability and the art of protection : embodiment and health care in Moroccan households / Marybeth J. MacPhee
Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, c2012
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 4th Floor  RA418.3.M77 M34 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Health -- Social aspects -- Morocco -- Rachidia (Province)
Health -- Social aspects -- Sahara
Health behavior -- Morocco -- Rachidia (Province)
Health behavior -- Sahara
Risk perception -- Health aspects -- Morocco -- Rachidia (Province)
Risk perception -- Health aspects -- Sahara
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Social aspects -- Morocco -- Rachidia (Province)
Women -- Health and hygiene -- Social aspects -- Sahara
Medical anthropology -- Morocco -- Rachidia (Province)
Medical anthropology -- Sahara
Physical Description xxi, 202 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-196) and index
Contents Introduction. Health promotion reconsidered -- Health behavior in context -- Culture and the individual -- The household production of health -- Grasping the elusive -- Vulnerability and protection. Errachidia. Town and province -- Politics of economic development -- Health care -- Social diversity -- Research design. Maternal-child health in perspective. The politics of home birth -- Saharan constructions of danger -- Humoral imbalance -- The eye -- Spirit attack -- Magical curses -- Microbes. The aesthetics of Saharan domestic life. The lived meaning of health -- Interiority -- Unity -- Balance -- Purity -- Discord and change. Vulnerability and security. Vulnerability as embodied experience -- Variations in the context of transition -- Embodied structures of vulnerability and security -- Openness and enclosure -- Isolation and unity -- Imbalance and equilibrium -- Defilement and purification -- The aesthetic underpinnings of vulnerability management. Naima's pregnancy. Pregnancy customs -- Pregnant and divorced -- Intersections of health behavior and vulnerability management. The birth of Fatiha's son. Childbirth customs -- Fatiha's hospital birth -- Post-partum complications -- Lalla Kabira's stolen breastmilk. Breastfeeding customs -- Lalla Kabira's trouble with stolen milk -- Good milk and bad milk. Conclusion : embodied knowledge-in-action. Elements of vulnerability in Saharan culture -- Saharan principles of health practice -- Mechanisms of embodying cultural knowledge -- Cultural aesthetics and historic change -- Applications of embodied vulnerability in a risk society -- Recommendations for future research
Series Carolina Academic Press ethnographic studies in medical anthropology series

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