Shining Path: Guerrilla War in Peru’s Northern Highlands (Liverpool University Press – Liverpool Latin American Studies)

Civil War, Threats

Shining Path: Guerrilla War in Peru’s Northern Highlands (Liverpool University Press – Liverpool Latin American Studies)

The jagged edges of South American societies attest to innumerable wars, relentless poverty, and a host of illicit activity that make the region a tumultuous brew of politics and military aggression.

Peru in particular suffered one of the bloodiest civil wars in contemporary Latin American history during the 1980s and early 1990s, when the Sendero Luminoso, or “Shining Path,” launched an assault to overthrow the national government.

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Poverty, Threats

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of illness, of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience studying diseases in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times.

A thoughtful memoir with passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence.

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Health, Policies

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of illness, of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience studying diseases in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times.

A thoughtful memoir with passionate eyewitness accounts from the prisons of Russia and the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas, this book links the lived experiences of individual victims to a broader analysis of structural violence. Farmer challenges conventional thinking within human rights circles and exposes the relationships between political and economic injustice, on one hand, and the suffering and illness of the powerless, on the other.

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Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)

State War, Threats

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New War on the Poor (California Series in Public Anthropology)

Pathologies of Power uses harrowing stories of illness, of life—and death—in extreme situations to interrogate our understanding of human rights. Paul Farmer, a physician and anthropologist with twenty years of experience studying diseases in Haiti, Peru, and Russia, argues that promoting the social and economic rights of the world’s poor is the most important human rights struggle of our times.

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Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface

Disease, Threats

Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues, Updated with a New Preface

Paul Farmer has battled AIDS in rural Haiti and deadly strains of drug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. A physician-anthropologist with more than fifteen years in the field, Farmer writes from the front lines of the war against these modern plagues and shows why, even more than those of history, they target the poor.

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