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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology) Paul Farmer

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Paul Farmer

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Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia,MorePathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of life - and death - in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience working in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the worlds poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times. With passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other.