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Clémence Jullien, Bertrand Lefebvre & Fabien Provost eds.: Hospitals in South Asia. Health Policies, Care Practices. Paris: EHESS, Purushartha 2019

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By bringing together researchers from different disciplines (social anthropology, geography, psychology, sociology), this volume presents an up-to-date panorama of the transformations that hospitals in South Asia have undergone, drawing on the plurality of practices, norms and care facilities that are specific to this region.

From maternity and childcare to psychiatry, from the public to the private sector, from India to Pakistan, the different contributions reflect the emergence of new aspirations among patients and caregivers. More

Rivka Syd Eisner: Performing Remembering: Women's Memories of War in Vietnam. Cham, Palgrave Macmillan/Springer 2018

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This book explores the performances and politics of memory among a group of women war veterans in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Through ethnographic, oral history-based research, it connects the veterans’ wartime histories, memory politics, performance practices, recollections of imprisonment and torture, and social activism with broader questions of how to understand and attend to continuing transgenerational violence and trauma.  Mehr