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Mosquito Trails

Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

Author: Alex M. Nading

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052095856X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Dengue fever is the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the story of a group of community health workers who struggle to come to terms with dengue epidemics amid poverty, political change, and economic upheaval. Blending theory from medical anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies, Nading develops the concept of "the politics of entanglement" to describe how Nicaraguans strive to remain alive to the world around them despite global health strategies that seek to insulate them from their environments. This innovative ethnography illustrates the continued significance of local environmental histories, politics, and household dynamics to the making and unmaking of a global pandemic.

Mosquito Trails

Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

Author: Alex M. Nading

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282620

Category: Medical

Page: 288

View: 5182

Dengue fever is the world’s most prevalent mosquito-borne illness, but Alex Nading argues that people in dengue-endemic communities do not always view humans and mosquitoes as mortal enemies. Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, Mosquito Trails tells the story of a group of community health workers who struggle to come to terms with dengue epidemics amid poverty, political change, and economic upheaval. Blending theory from medical anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies, Nading develops the concept of “the politics of entanglement” to describe how Nicaraguans strive to remain alive to the world around them despite global health strategies that seek to insulate them from their environments. This innovative ethnography illustrates the continued significance of local environmental histories, politics, and household dynamics to the making and unmaking of a global pandemic.

Mosquito Trails

Ecology, Health, and the Politics of Entanglement

Author: Alex M. Nading

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520282612

Category: Medical

Page: 269

View: 5952

Drawing on two years of ethnographic research in urban Nicaragua and challenging current global health approaches to animal-borne illness, the author tells the story of a group of community health workers who struggle to come to terms with dengue epidemics amid poverty, political change and economic upheaval. Simultaneous eBook.

A Heart for the Work

Journeys Through an African Medical School

Author: Claire L. Wendland

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226893278

Category: Medical

Page: 330

View: 4156

Burnout is common among doctors in the West, so one might assume that a medical career in Malawi, one of the poorest countries in the world, would place far greater strain on the idealism that drives many doctors. But, as A Heart for the Work makes clear, Malawian medical students learn to confront poverty creatively, experiencing fatigue and frustration but also joy and commitment on their way to becoming physicians. The first ethnography of medical training in the global South, Claire L. Wendland’s book is a moving and perceptive look at medicine in a world where the transnational movement of people and ideas creates both devastation and possibility. Wendland, a physician anthropologist, conducted extensive interviews and worked in wards, clinics, and operating theaters alongside the student doctors whose stories she relates. From the relative calm of Malawi’s College of Medicine to the turbulence of training at hospitals with gravely ill patients and dramatically inadequate supplies, staff, and technology, Wendland’s work reveals the way these young doctors engage the contradictions of their circumstances, shedding new light on debates about the effects of medical training, the impact of traditional healing, and the purposes of medicine.

I Hike

Mostly True Stories from 10,000 Miles of Hiking

Author: Lawton Grinter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780985241506

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 204

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“I never set out to hike 10,000 miles. It just sort of happened over the course of a decade.” And so goes Lawton Grinter’s compelling collection of short stories that have been over ten years and 10,000 trail miles in the making. I Hike brings the reader trailside with blissful moments on the highest mountain ridges to the mental lows of mosquito hell and into some peculiar situations that even seasoned hikers may find unbelievable. Between jobs and in search of something more, Lawton Grinter spent the better part of a decade hiking America’s longest trails. In doing so he came face to face with things that go bump in the night, the kindness of strangers, a close encounter with hypothermia and the absurd rights of passage common to the eccentric people that call themselves long-distance hikers. Anyone who's ever stepped off the pavement will appreciate these humorous and sometimes agonizing accounts of trail life. I Hike will make you laugh, cry, cringe and leave you wanting to read more!

Health and Difference

Rendering Human Variation in Colonial Engagements

Author: Alexandra Widmer,Veronika Lipphardt

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785332724

Category: Social Science

Page: 250

View: 6070

Human variation represented a central research topic for life scientists and posed challenging administrative issues for colonial bureaucrats in the first half of the 20th century. By following scientists' and administrators' interests in innovating styles and tools for making and circulating documents, in reshaping landscapes and environments, and in fixing distances between humans, the book advances new understandings of the materiality of colonial institutional life and governance.

Misquoting Jesus

The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why

Author: Bart D. Ehrman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061977020

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 959

When world-class biblical scholar Bart Ehrman first began to study the texts of the Bible in their original languages he was startled to discover the multitude of mistakes and intentional alterations that had been made by earlier translators. In Misquoting Jesus, Ehrman tells the story behind the mistakes and changes that ancient scribes made to the New Testament and shows the great impact they had upon the Bible we use today. He frames his account with personal reflections on how his study of the Greek manuscripts made him abandon his once ultraconservative views of the Bible. Since the advent of the printing press and the accurate reproduction of texts, most people have assumed that when they read the New Testament they are reading an exact copy of Jesus's words or Saint Paul's writings. And yet, for almost fifteen hundred years these manuscripts were hand copied by scribes who were deeply influenced by the cultural, theological, and political disputes of their day. Both mistakes and intentional changes abound in the surviving manuscripts, making the original words difficult to reconstruct. For the first time, Ehrman reveals where and why these changes were made and how scholars go about reconstructing the original words of the New Testament as closely as possible. Ehrman makes the provocative case that many of our cherished biblical stories and widely held beliefs concerning the divinity of Jesus, the Trinity, and the divine origins of the Bible itself stem from both intentional and accidental alterations by scribes -- alterations that dramatically affected all subsequent versions of the Bible.

Hiking Trails in the Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area

Author: Lora Davis

Publisher: Westwinds Press

ISBN: 9780871088475

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 158

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Bridging Colorado's Continental Divide, the breathtaking Collegiate Peaks Wilderness Area becomes accessible to all outdoor enthusiasts in thirty-two hikes. Rated from easy to advanced, including one-day hikes and extended backpacking trips. Detailed maps, up-to-date trail information, and B&W photos. Appendices, index, bibliography.

Dead Snails Leave No Trails

Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden

Author: Loren Nancarrow,Janet Hogan Taylor

Publisher: Anchor Books

ISBN: 1607743191

Category: Gardening

Page: 186

View: 3950

This comprehensive guide to controlling pests in the home and garden is packed with simple and effective tips on how to avoid chemical pesticides that can kill off beneficial insects. Nancarrow and Taylor provide useful information on how to let nature's balance work in one's favor by allowing helpful creatures such as bats, hummingbirds, and lizards into the yardand garden.

Backpacking in Michigan

Author: Jim DuFresne

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472032686

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 347

View: 5492

An illustrated guide to wilderness treks, overnight hikes, and long walks throughout the state of Michigan for hikers of all fitness levels provides a description of each trail and its environs, detailed maps, tips on things to see and do, nearby attractions and towns, difficulty ratings, fees, transportation to and from the site, and other useful information. Original.

Rubble

The Afterlife of Destruction

Author: Gastón R. Gordillo

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822376903

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 1791

At the foot of the Argentine Andes, bulldozers are destroying forests and homes to create soy fields in an area already strewn with rubble from previous waves of destruction and violence. Based on ethnographic research in this region where the mountains give way to the Gran Chaco lowlands, Gastón R. Gordillo shows how geographic space is inseparable from the material, historical, and affective ruptures embodied in debris. His exploration of the significance of rubble encompasses lost cities, derelict train stations, overgrown Jesuit missions and Spanish forts, stranded steamships, mass graves, and razed forests. Examining the effects of these and other forms of debris on the people living on nearby ranches and farms, and in towns, Gordillo emphasizes that for the rural poor, the rubble left in the wake of capitalist and imperialist endeavors is not romanticized ruin but the material manifestation of the violence and dislocation that created it.

Exploring Medical Anthropology

Author: Donald Joralemon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315470594

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 1599

Now in its fourth edition, Exploring Medical Anthropology provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the discipline’s most important insights, such as that biology and culture matter equally in the human experience of disease and that medical anthropology can help to alleviate human suffering. The text has been thoroughly updated for the fourth edition, including fresh case studies and a new chapter on drugs. It contains a range of pedagogical features to support teaching and learning, including images, text boxes, a glossary, and suggested further reading.

The Watchers of the Trails

A Book of Animal Life

Author: Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Animals

Page: 361

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Mosquitoland

Author: David Arnold

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698165403

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

View: 4209

“Top-notch” —USA Today “Illuminating” —Washington Post “A breath of fresh air” —Entertainment Weekly “Memorable” —People By the New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite! After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland. So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane. Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, Mosquitoland is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. From the Hardcover edition.

El Mall

The Spatial and Class Politics of Shopping Malls in Latin America

Author: Arlene Dávila

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520961927

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 9957

While becoming less relevant in the United States, shopping malls are booming throughout urban Latin America. But what does this mean on the ground? Are shopping malls a sign of the region’s “coming of age”? El Mall is the first book to answer these questions and explore how malls and consumption are shaping the conversation about class and social inequality in Latin America. Through original and insightful ethnography, Dávila shows that class in the neoliberal city is increasingly defined by the shopping habits of ordinary people. Moving from the global operations of the shopping mall industry to the experience of shopping in places like Bogotá, Colombia, El Mall is an indispensable book for scholars and students interested in consumerism and neoliberal politics in Latin America and the world.

The Trail Book

Author: Mary Austin

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1605206474

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

View: 6756

Like a century-old version of *Night at the Museum,* 1918's *The Trail Book* is the story of two children whose quiet evenings at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City are enlivened by adventure. When 11-year-old Dorcas Jane and her brother, Oliver, see the life-size dioramas of Indian cultures and North American wildlife come alive, they step into the world of the ancient past and discover that much had been lost when European and Native American collided after the arrival of Columbus... Much more than a children's story, *The Trail Book* is a classic of cultural study that readers of global history and the clash of civilizations continue to find intriguing today, with its unique perspective on the story of North America, told from the perspective of those who were already here when it was "discovered" by Europeans. This edition features the original illustrations by Milo Winter, as well as the author's notes on the historical background of her tales and glossary of Indian and Spanish names. American author MARY HUNTER AUSTIN (1868-1934) wrote numerous novels, poems, plays, and works of criticism, much of it centered on feminist, environmental, and multicultural issues. She is best remembered for her writing on matters concerning Native American rights and the deserts of the American Southwest.

Day Hiking South Cascades

Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Columbia Gorge

Author: Dan Nelson,Alan L. Bauer

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9781594850455

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 8277

* More than 100 day hikes, with options for linking them to longer routes* Compact, easy-carry size* Two color maps, charts and elevation profilesThis handsome guide is full of charts and easy-to-find information that will help you quickly select your ideal hike. And once you're on the trail, you'll enjoy the sidebars on flora and fauna, and historical highlights that accompany many of the routes.There is a full-color front map and then two-color section maps, along with clear driving directions to the trail head, options for nearby camping, ratings for trail difficulty and photos of what you'll see on your hike. Hikes are typically less than 12 miles round trip. The Day Hiking series guidebooks are the most comprehensive and attractive trail guides

The Pony Express Trail

Yesterday and Today

Author: William E. Hill

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0870044958

Category: Travel

Page: 321

View: 3551

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press It operated less than two years. It lost an enormous amount of money. But the Pony Express delivered the mail across a continent at a critical time and captured the imagination of people all over the world like few events in the history of the American West.

Yosemite National Park

A Natural-History Guide to Yosemite and Its Trails

Author: Jeffrey P. Schaffer

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 3570

Virtually every single trail in Yosemite National Park is described in this classic guidebook, together with the scenery and natural history found along each trail. View the soaring granite cliffs and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley, or take in the breathtaking vista from Glacier Point. Explore the impressive groves of giant sequoias and hike the spectacular, glacier-carved backcountry. Also included is the most up-to-date map available of Yosemite and vicinity, showing over 1000 miles of trails.

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