Pastoral Clinic:Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande (Part I)
Pastoral Clinic:Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande (Part I) ANTH 1002
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Pastoral Clinic Addiction and dispossession along the Rio Grande Part 1 February 13 2015 1 Introducing the text medical anthropology a Ethnography 9 both 1 the research and 2 the intellectual product b Medical anthropology study of disease health problems health care systems and theories about illness in different cultural and ethnic groups i It cuts across other subfields of anthropology such as biological sociocultural ii In gained a lot of traction9 1 Paul Farmer medical anthropologist and cofounder of Partner in Health a quotThe idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that s wrong with the worldquot 2 in Kim 9 Head of World Bank and medical anthropologist c Angela Garcia9 part of the school that studied historical system of care with structures and institutions Garcia focuses II The ethnographer s position a How does Angela Garcia bring the reading into the setting tropequot i Setting trope how the reader is introduced into the field ii Garcia 9 she locates the place where her research takes and sets the stage for the addiction 1 The walk around the river by three people sets the stage to think about the structure history and sociopolitical re ection that will follow b Basic i Where Espa ola Valley New Mexico ii Who Addicts iii What Dispossession c She is welcomed because of her familiarity i Two questions 1 Positionality writer or theorist sets out his her own position in relation to the study signaling how this position may in uence aspects of the study such as the information collected or the at in which it is interpreted a You can t remove your own culture You have the tight chemise b Acknowledgement that your hold a position in the culture you are entering 2 Re exivity the awareness and assessment of the anthropologist s own contribution and in uence on research and the consequences findings ii Angela Garcia 1 Acknowledges her positionality and re exivity in a salient but subtle manner 2 She explains that she cannot represent what it means to overdose because she has never experienced it She is not partaking in the use 3 She speaks Spanish and that grants her access 111 Northern New Mexico Northern Mexico a geography of addiction and pastoral care a Geography of addiction i john The river is deadquot ii Pg5 9 she describes the landscape with symbols 9Had the river ever been alive 1 Addiction poverty rural life 9 addiction happens outside of city and that needs to be understood too iii Our landscape is everywhere spotted with ruinsquot his book starts from the idea timequot Pg 7 1 Addiction and abuse are part of the society and the peoples lioves b Pastoral care i The landscape of the effect the lived realities societies of the heroinridden Hispanos in this rural landscape embedded in tropes of nature and abandonment 1 The physical landscape has an emotion intertwined with addiction of the people ii A form of care that is salvation oriented and that invites the addict to suffer ad to handle the realities associated the tragic structures of existencequot 1 The addict has to save him herself Part of that salvation is founded in suffering and struggling with existence 2 She cannot know the limits because she will never know what it means to be the addict iii Pastoral clinic 9 is a place of suffering IV Patientprisoner politics a Subjectivity the way in which an individual subject perceives the world and his her place it b For critical theorist like Michel Foucault subjectivity is also the actions or discourses that produce individuals or I the I is the subject i Actions systems institutions 9 create individuals c Patien t prisoner i By attending to the politics of what I call the patientprisoner I explore how the local not only through hardship and loss but also through the logic routines and practices of medical and juridical regimes quot Pg 8 ii That is subjectivity V Iohnson Car Crash While Hitchhikingquot a To be continuednext lecture VI Glossary medical anthropology positionality re exivity subjectivity
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