Tag: Suffering

Suffering, Agency, and the Value of Early and Late Life by Iben Mundbjerg Gjødsbøl

Iben Mundbjerg Gjødsbøl , June 27th, 2019


‘Do no harm’ is the first principle in both research ethics and bioethics, conveying an inherent ambiguity in the biomedical imperative to create healthier and longer human lives….


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Breathing Room: Poetic Form as Resistance to Convention in the Ethnography of Suffering by Casey Golomski

Casey Golomski , March 8th, 2019


Here I ruminate on recent writing experiments at the convergence of poetry and ethnography as a means to convey experiences of suffering. Recent ethnographies of suffering highlight innovative…


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Thinking pain by Annelieke Driessen

Annelieke Driessen , October 1st, 2018


Care worker Annika announces that she does not want to go to Mr Moran. “He always complains.” “I’ll go”, says her colleague Robin, and turning to me he…


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Burning down the house: When crisis becomes daily life in early-onset dementia by Silke Hoppe

Silke Hoppe , September 24th, 2018


For my doctoral research, I interviewed family members living with a loved one with early-onset dementia, a diagnosis that one receives under the age of 65. Jans, not…


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“I do want euthanasia, but not now.” Timing a request for euthanasia with dementia in the Netherlands by Natashe Lemos Dekker

Natashe Lemos Dekker , September 17th, 2018


Sitting on orange seats in the corridor, Ms Verbeek, her niece Hannie and I are waiting for the general practitioner. Ms Verbeek seems a little restless and is…


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(Mis)Fortune of #ageing

Jolanda Lindenberg , December 21st, 2016


It’s really bad with him. There are metastases in his head. He can stay at home tonight, and tomorrow night he has to go back to hospital. We…


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REDUX: (Mis)Fortune of #ageing

Jolanda Lindenberg , December 21st, 2016


Originally published the 21st of December 2016. *** It’s really bad with him. There are metastases in his head. He can stay at home tonight, and tomorrow night…


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The Morning After: anthropology and the Ebola hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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The Morning After: Anthropology and the Ebola Hangover, by Anne Menzel and Anita Schroven (2016)

IC_UGC , February 17th, 2016


The morning after a long night a well-deserved hangover can be treated with a variety of potent remedies. There is black coffee with lemon, raw egg with Tabasco,…


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Suffering for the Nation: bottom-up and top-down conceptualisations of the nation in Guinea and Guinea-Bissau by Christoph Kohl and Anita Schroven (2014)

IC_UGC , April 29th, 2015


Taking the two West African countries of Guinea and Guinea-Bissau as examples, the paper analyses how discourses of suffering can contribute to the emergence and development of a…


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