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The Resource Fighting for Breath : Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village, Anna Lora-Wainwright

Fighting for Breath : Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village, Anna Lora-Wainwright

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Fighting for Breath : Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village
Title
Fighting for Breath
Title remainder
Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village
Statement of responsibility
Anna Lora-Wainwright
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Numerous reports of "cancer villages" have appeared in the past decade in both Chinese and Western media, highlighting the downside of China's economic development. Less generally known is how people experience and understand cancer in areas where there is no agreement on its cause. Who or what do they blame? How do they cope with its onset? Fighting for Breath is the first ethnography to offer a bottom-up account of how rural families strive to make sense of cancer and care for sufferers. It addresses crucial areas of concern such as health, development, morality, and social change in an effort to understand what is at stake in the contemporary Chinese countryside. Encounters with cancer are instances in which social and moral fault lines may become visible. Anna Lora-Wainwright combines powerful narratives and critical engagement with an array of scholarly debates in sociocultural and medical anthropology and in the anthropology of China. The result is a moving exploration of the social inequities endemic to post-1949 China and the enduring rural-urban divide that continues to challenge social justice in the People's Republic. In-depth case studies present villagers' "fight for breath" as both a physical and social struggle to reclaim a moral life, ensure family and neighborly support, and critique the state for its uneven welfare provision. Lora-Wainwright depicts their suffering as lived experience, but also as embedded in domestic economies and in the commodification of care that has placed the burden on families and individuals. Fighting for Breath will be of interest to students, teachers, and researchers in Chinese studies, sociocultural and medical anthropology, human geography, development studies, and the social study of medicine
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SNK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Lora-Wainwright, Anna
Dewey number
362.19699/43200951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
RC279.C6
LC item number
L67 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2013 F-713
  • QZ 220 JC6
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  • Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Neoplasms
  • Family Relations
  • Patient Care
  • Social Conditions
  • China
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Cancer
  • China
Label
Fighting for Breath : Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village, Anna Lora-Wainwright
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Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
Cancer and contending forms of morality -- The evolving local moral world of Langzhong -- Water, hard work, and farm chemicals: the moral economy of cancer -- Gendered hardship, emotions, and the ambiguity of blame -- Xiguan, consumption, and shifting cancer etiologies -- Performing closeness, negotiating family relations, and the cost of cancer -- Perceived efficacy, social identities, and the rejection of cancer surgery -- Family relations and contested religious moralities
Control code
853312135
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824836825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837976
Other physical details
illustrations
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22573/ctt62rfnv
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not applicable
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853312135
Label
Fighting for Breath : Living Morally and Dying of Cancer in a Chinese Village, Anna Lora-Wainwright
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
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
Cancer and contending forms of morality -- The evolving local moral world of Langzhong -- Water, hard work, and farm chemicals: the moral economy of cancer -- Gendered hardship, emotions, and the ambiguity of blame -- Xiguan, consumption, and shifting cancer etiologies -- Performing closeness, negotiating family relations, and the cost of cancer -- Perceived efficacy, social identities, and the rejection of cancer surgery -- Family relations and contested religious moralities
Control code
853312135
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 323 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780824836825
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.21313/9780824837976
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt62rfnv
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)853312135

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