Anthropology of Health in Brazil: A Border Discourse

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2012
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Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil
University of Gothenburg. Gotemburgo, Suécia
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This article traces the development of anthropological research on health in Brazil in light of discussions on modernity=coloniality and world anthropologies. Originating in the 1970s, stimulated by external and internal pressures for scientific production and along with the expansion of graduate programs, a network of anthropologists has consolidated and multiplied in Brazil. We describe the development of research groups, meetings, and publications in order to characterize Brazilian anthropology of health as a research program that distinguishes itself from North Atlantic medical anthropology. We examine the visibility and circulation of references in academic publications to explore the participation of Brazilians in the global discourse and, more specifically, in the North- South dialogue. From a comparative perspective, we argue that anthropological investigations of health reflect a perspective and ethos distinctive to Brazil and its historical and political processes
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Brasil, Índios Sul-Americanos, Saúde de Populações Indígenas, Pesquisa Qualitativa, Antropologia da Saúde, Campo Científico, Diretórios de Instituições de Pesquisa, Produção Acadêmica
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Brasil, Saúde de Populações Indígenas, Índios Sul-Americanos, Antropologia da Saúde, Diretórios de Instituições de Pesquisa
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LANGDON, Esther Jean; FOLLÉR, Maj-Lis. Anthropology of Health in Brazil: A Border Discourse. Medical Anthropology, v. 31, n. 1, p. 4-28, 2012.
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0145-9740
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10.1080/01459740.2011.598198
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