The hospital as a microcosm of society: ethnography of a Bangladesh hospital

Zaman, S. (2013) The hospital as a microcosm of society: ethnography of a Bangladesh hospital. Anthropologie et Sociétés, 37(3), p. 45. (doi:10.7202/1024078ar)

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Abstract

This paper is based on an ethnographic study That Was Conducted in a Bangladeshi hospital. There are very Few examples of ethnographies in medical settings from non-Western countries and none from Bangladesh. The research shows That in contrast to the universalism ASSUMED in biomedicine, biomedical practice is in fact a product of social Particular conditions and the hospital in qui it takes up Reflects the features of the society in qui it is embedded. The study Revealed how a Bangladeshi hospital is a microcosm of Bangladesh and illustrates the human dimensions of medical practice in a low-income country by caractérisée daily physical and structural violence. I argued That Far from being white an island separate from the rest of the society, hospital shoulds be viewed as the capital of the mainland.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:UNSPECIFIED
Authors: Zaman, S.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:Anthropologie et Sociétés
Publisher:Les Presses de l'Universite Laval
ISSN:0702-8997
ISSN (Online):1703-7921

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