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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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The Clinic and the Court: Law, Medicine and Anthropology

Edited by: Ian Harper, Tobias Kelly, Akshay Khanna

ISBN13: 9781107076242
Published: May 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £69.99

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Law and medicine can be caught in a tight embrace. They both play a central role in the politics of harm, making decisions regarding what counts as injury and what might be the most suitable forms of redress or remedy. But where do law and medicine converge and diverge in their responses to and understandings of harm and suffering?

Using empirical case studies from Europe, the Americas and Africa, The Clinic and the Court brings together leading medical and legal anthropologists to explore this question.

Medical Law
1. Introduction Tobias Kelly, Ian Harper and Akshay Khanna
2. Keeping magical harm invisible: public health, witchcraft and the law in Kyela, Tanzania Rebecca Marsland
3. Non-human suffering: a humanitarian project Miriam Ticktin
4. The causes of torture: law, medicine and the assessment of suffering in British asylum claims Tobias Kelly
5. Trespass, crime, and insanity: the social life of categories Lydie Fialova
6. Local justice in the allocation of medical certificates during French asylum procedures: from protocols to face-to-face interactions Estelle d'Halluin
7. Contentious roommates? Spatial constructions of the therapeutic-evidential spectrum in medico-legal work Gethin Rees
8. The juridical hospital: claiming the right to pharmaceuticals in Brazilian courts Joao Biehl
9. Courts and the control of TB: quarantine, travel and the question of adherence Ian Harper
10. Dying to go to court: demanding a legal remedy to end of life uncertainty Naomi Richards
11. Rehabilitation of paedophiles at the intersection of law and therapy John Borneman
12. A republic of remedies: psychosocial interventions in post-conflict Guatemala Henrik Ronsbo.