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From the bacillus to the diseased body: ethnography of the production of the disease in a reference center in the hospital treatment of tuberculosis

Grant number: 17/07301-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): November 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Theory of Anthropology
Principal researcher:Taniele Cristina Rui
Grantee:Juliana Ramos Boldrin
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/00901-4 - The biological body in medical practices of treatment for tuberculosis: some tensions between borders, BE.EP.MS

Abstract

This master's project aims to analyze the emergence of a specific corporality in concomitance with the multiple production of tuberculosis disease during the hospital treatment of patients in voluntary and compulsory hospitalization. From field research to be performed at the Nestor Goulart Reis hospital, located in the municipality of Américo Brasiliense - SP, we will seek to produce an ethnography about the production of the disease. More specifically, it is intended to (1) bring to the fore the links between the modes of disease management that separate and classify patients and the practical procedures performed by health professionals; (2) to investigate how patients engage and compose these modes of disease management through which their resistant practices, whose action locus is the body, inform and (3) analyze how the relationship between professionals and patients, crossed by Modes of management, enables the emergence of this specific corporality that is the product and producer of the disease. In a dialogue with the literature on corporeality and medical and health anthropology, this research seeks to contribute to the methodological debates around the health, illness and healing processes and the discussions related to the practice of compulsory hospitalization in the field of health, in view of the Dilemmas it causes. (AU)

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