Healing the Body Politic: El Salvador's Popular Struggle for Health Rights from Civil War to Neoliberal Peace (Studies in Medical Anthropology) by Professor Sandy Smith-Nonini
English | Mar. 1, 2010 | ISBN: 0813547350 | 330 Pages | PDF | 1.73 MB
Incorporating investigative journalism and drawing on interviews with participants and leaders, Sandy Smith-Nonini examines the contested place of health and development in El Salvador over the last two decades. Healing the Body Politic recounts the dramatic story of radical health activism from its origins in liberation theology and guerrilla medicine during the third-world country's twelve-year civil war, through development of a remarkable "popular health system," administered by lay providers in a former war zone controlled by leftist rebels.