Inequalities of Aging: Paradoxes of Independence In American Home Care
Elana D. Buch
New York University Press, 2018. 263 pages.
critical and thoughtful analysis of the American home care system highlights
the ways in which older adults try to simultaneously maintain their independent
identities and generate new relations with the home care workers who assist
them with assigned …
Illness Is A Weapon: Indigenous Identity and Enduring Afflictions
by Eirik Saethre
Vanderbilt University Press, 2013. ix + 213 pp.
Eirik Saethre’s book, Illness Is A Weapon, is a welcome and crucial addition to the expanding anthropological research on the pervasiveness of chronic illnesses in indigenous communities, particularly in the face of colonization, structural violence, poverty, and constant illness …