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Broken limbs, Broken lives: Ethnography of a Hospital Ward in Bangladesh

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Shahaduz Zaman


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The study represents a trend in anthropology to shift its attention to places of modern technology and bureaucracy. The ethnography was carried out in an orthopaedic ward in a large government teaching hospital of Bangladesh. The study shows that in contrast to the assumed universalism in biomedicine, biomedical practice is in fact product of particular social conditions. The hospital reflects the features of its society.

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Author(s): Zaman S

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Edition: 1st

Series Title: Health, Culture and Society

Year: 2005

Number of Pages: 250

Publisher: Het Spinhuis

Place Published: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789055892297