Catalogue


State of Health [electronic resource] : Pleasure and Politics in Venezuelan Health Care under Châavez /
Amy Cooper.
imprint
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
description
1 online resource
ISBN
9780520971080
format(s)
Book
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author
imprint
Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, [2019]
isbn
9780520971080
standard identifier
10.1525/9780520971080
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- One. Introduction -- Two. Moving Medicine Inside the Barrio -- Three. Clinical Intimacies as Macropolitics -- Four. Beyond Biomedicine -- Five. Pleasures of Participation -- Six. The Limits of Citizenship -- Conclusion -- Notes -- References -- Index
abstract
State of Health takes readers inside one of the most controversial regimes of the twenty-first century-Venezuela under Hugo Châavez-for a revealing description of how people's lives changed for the better as the state began reorganizing society. With lively and accessible storytelling, Amy Cooper chronicles the pleasure people experienced accessing government health care and improving their quality of life. From personalized doctor's visits to therapeutic dance classes, new health care programs provided more than medical services. State of Health offers a unique perspective on the significance of the Bolivarian Revolution for ordinary people, demonstrating how the transformed health system succeeded in exciting people and recognizing historically marginalized Venezuelans as bodies who mattered.
language note
In English.
catalogue key
12845347
technical details
Mode of access: Internet via World Wide Web.

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