“There is no doubt that the only way to love the poor is to struggle for their liberation.”(Farmer 2003, 145). The full title of this book is Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor. Paul Farmer, a highly experienced medical anthropologist is the writer of this ethnography. He is […]Read more "Pathologies of Power Review by Emma Adkins"
“Preventable diseases can indeed be prevented, curable ailments can certainly be cured, and controllable maladies call out for control. Rather than lamenting the adversity of nature, we have to look for a better comprehension of the social causes of horror and also of our tolerance of societal abominations” (Farmer, 2005). Introduction The book Pathologies […]Read more "Poverty VS The World- The Physician’s Point of View"
Summary: Pathologies of power is an analysis of the “powerless and the poor” done by by paul farmer a physician and anthropologist who looks to deconstruct the political, economic and social inequalities that have left many in desolate poor and sickness. Paul Farmer’s perspective is from a privileged account but he uses this point […]Read more "Farmer: Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and the New Berkeley by Hayley Gow"
Pathologies of Power does not claim to offer a complete solution to these inadequacies, but rather is successful as an ethnography in calling to attention to the social and economic rights that are fundamental to health and well-being and must be considered earnestly and honestly to invoke the alleviation of preventable human suffering.Read more "Paul Farmer’s Profound and Prophetic Insights into Social Health in ‘Pathologies of Power’"