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Title: Anthropology of Health in Brazil: A Border Discourse
Authors: Langdon, Esther Jean
Follér, Maj-Lis
Affilliation: Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
University of Gothenburg. Gotemburgo, Suécia
Abstract: This article traces the development of anthropological research on health in Brazil in light of discussions on modernity=coloniality and world anthropologies. Originating in the 1970s, stimulated by external and internal pressures for scientific production and along with the expansion of graduate programs, a network of anthropologists has consolidated and multiplied in Brazil. We describe the development of research groups, meetings, and publications in order to characterize Brazilian anthropology of health as a research program that distinguishes itself from North Atlantic medical anthropology. We examine the visibility and circulation of references in academic publications to explore the participation of Brazilians in the global discourse and, more specifically, in the North- South dialogue. From a comparative perspective, we argue that anthropological investigations of health reflect a perspective and ethos distinctive to Brazil and its historical and political processes
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Pesquisa Qualitativa
Antropologia da Saúde
Campo Científico
Diretórios de Instituições de Pesquisa
Produção Acadêmica
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Antropologia da Saúde
Diretórios de Instituições de Pesquisa
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Citation: LANGDON, Esther Jean; FOLLÉR, Maj-Lis. Anthropology of Health in Brazil: A Border Discourse. Medical Anthropology, v. 31, n. 1, p. 4-28, 2012.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/01459740.2011.598198
ISSN: 0145-9740
Other Identifiers: 10.1080/01459740.2011.598198
0145-9740, 1545-5882
Copyright: open access
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