Troubling Breath: Tuberculosis, care and subjectivity at the margins of Rajasthan.
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CitationMcDowell, Andrew James. 2014. Troubling Breath: Tuberculosis, care and subjectivity at the margins of Rajasthan.. Doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
Abstract"Troubling Breath," the product of fourteen months of fieldwork, examines the experience of tuberculosis sufferers in rural Rajasthan, India. In it, I engage the Indian national tuberculosis control program, local health institutions, informal biomedical providers, non-biomedical healers and sufferers to consider how global tuberculosis control initiatives interact with social life and subjectivity among the rural poor. I ask how tuberculosis affliction and healing builds and reveals the diversity and limit of relationships between state and citizen, individual and kin, body and social, global and local, and formal and informal healthcare.
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