SA 402 Lecture Notes - Lecture 11: Unbridled, God Bless, Jab

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Aims, concepts, language/terminology, discussion of methods, presentation of findings, other differences b/w the 2 bourgois articles. Theory building in anth article vs applied aims in med article. Purpose: draw on work of sidney mintz + others who have linked the interpretive project of modern anth to a historical understanding of the large-scale social and economic structures in which affliction is embedded. Though understanding of the modern epidemics of aids and tuberculosis in. Haiti or elsewhere in postcolonial world requires thorough knowledge of history and political economy. Structural violence = violence exerted systematically (indirectly) by everyone who belongs to a certain social order. Concept is intended to inform the study of the social machinery of oppression. Social inequalities are at the heart of structural violence. Racism of one form or another, gender inequality, and above all brute poverty in the face of affluence are linked to social plans and programs ranging from slavery to the current quest for unbridled growth. (317)

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