Una Enfermedad Monstruo: Indígenas Derribando el Cerco de la Discriminación en Salud. Charles Briggs, Norbelys Gómez, Tirso Gómez, Clara Mantini‐Briggs, Conrado Moraleda Izco, Enrique Moraleda Izco, Buenos Aires: Lugar Editorial, 2015. 198 pp.

Una Enfermedad Monstruo: Indígenas Derribando el Cerco de la Discriminación en Salud.... Una Enfermedad Monstruo begins with a medical mystery: in small communities throughout Venezuela's Delta Amacuro, Warao children are dying of a mysterious illness. The onset of symptoms, characterized by paralysis, is sudden, and death quickly follows. In the town of Nabasanuka, local political leaders Conrado and Enrique Moraleda Izco recognize that something is seriously wrong as more dying children arrive from different communities seeking medical treatment. Yet they find little response from regional health authorities, who refuse to believe there is an illness claiming lives in the Delta. Meantime, in another community in the same region, anthropologist Charles (Carlos) Briggs is working alongside traditional healer Tirso Gómez, nurse Norbelys Gómez, and epidemiologist Clara Mantini‐Briggs on a different project when they, too, encounter a series of mysterious deaths.As more and more people die and their requests for help continue to go unheard, Conrado and Enrique call on Clara and Charles to collaborate with them to find answers. Together, the newly formed research team—Conrado, Enrique, Tirso, Norbelys, Clara, and Carlos—develops a research methodology, combining Carlos’ ethnographic expertise and Clara's medical and epidemiological background with Tirso's knowledge of traditional medicine and Norbelys’, Conrado's, and Enrique's contacts in the local community. The six http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Latin American & Caribbean Anthropology Wiley

Una Enfermedad Monstruo: Indígenas Derribando el Cerco de la Discriminación en Salud. Charles Briggs, Norbelys Gómez, Tirso Gómez, Clara Mantini‐Briggs, Conrado Moraleda Izco, Enrique Moraleda Izco, Buenos Aires: Lugar Editorial, 2015. 198 pp.

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/una-enfermedad-monstruo-ind-genas-derribando-el-cerco-de-la-U5PVd0V2Ej
Publisher
Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
Copyright
© 2018 American Anthropological Association
ISSN
1935-4932
eISSN
1935-4940
D.O.I.
10.1111/jlca.12332
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Una Enfermedad Monstruo begins with a medical mystery: in small communities throughout Venezuela's Delta Amacuro, Warao children are dying of a mysterious illness. The onset of symptoms, characterized by paralysis, is sudden, and death quickly follows. In the town of Nabasanuka, local political leaders Conrado and Enrique Moraleda Izco recognize that something is seriously wrong as more dying children arrive from different communities seeking medical treatment. Yet they find little response from regional health authorities, who refuse to believe there is an illness claiming lives in the Delta. Meantime, in another community in the same region, anthropologist Charles (Carlos) Briggs is working alongside traditional healer Tirso Gómez, nurse Norbelys Gómez, and epidemiologist Clara Mantini‐Briggs on a different project when they, too, encounter a series of mysterious deaths.As more and more people die and their requests for help continue to go unheard, Conrado and Enrique call on Clara and Charles to collaborate with them to find answers. Together, the newly formed research team—Conrado, Enrique, Tirso, Norbelys, Clara, and Carlos—develops a research methodology, combining Carlos’ ethnographic expertise and Clara's medical and epidemiological background with Tirso's knowledge of traditional medicine and Norbelys’, Conrado's, and Enrique's contacts in the local community. The six

Journal

Journal of Latin American & Caribbean AnthropologyWiley

Published: Jan 1, 2018

References

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches

$49/month

Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.

$588

$360/year

billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial