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Embodiment and ontologies of inequality in medicine: Towards an integrative understanding of disease and health disparities

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In this article, I draw on my fieldwork creating protein models of hepatitis B at a biotech laboratory to think through how to approach the body and disease from ontological and phenomenological perspectives. I subsequently draw on Mariella Pandolfi’s work on how bodies can be made to suffer history and Paul Farmer’s work on global tuberculosis disparities to explore ways of analysing embodied activity as a means of identifying and clinically addressing enactments of social inequality and dis...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1177/1357034X17746468

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social and Cultural Anthropology
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Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Body and Society Journal website
Volume:
24
Issue:
3
Pages:
125-152
Publication date:
2018-02-02
Acceptance date:
2017-11-08
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EISSN:
1460-3632
ISSN:
1357-034X
Pubs id:
pubs:831851
URN:
uri:3ee741d0-dbce-4e2a-90c9-2de5baa1cc58
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uuid:3ee741d0-dbce-4e2a-90c9-2de5baa1cc58
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pubs:831851

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