Antropologia no campo da saúde global

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    In this article, I explore the limits of magic-bullet approaches to global health problems and show how people-centered initiatives challenge economic and human rights orthodoxies and enlarge our sense of what is socially possible and desirable. I draw from my long-term ethnographic study of the Brazilian therapeutic response to HIV/AIDS and its repercussions through government, markets, health systems and personal lives. I also report on a new comparative project on the aftermath of large-scale pharmaceutical interventions in resource-poor settings. Attending to both larger processes and to human singularities, the article opens a critical window into the values and the real-life outcomes of contemporary pharmaceutical and humanitarian interventions. As I critique institutional evidence-making practices I also reconsider anthropology and medicine's notions of responsibility and care.

    Original languagePortuguese
    Pages (from-to)257-296
    Number of pages40
    JournalHorizontes Antropologicos
    Issue number35
    StatePublished - 2011

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Anthropology


    • Ethnography
    • Global health
    • Pharmaceuticalization
    • Social theory


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