Mobilities of Wellbeing
Migration, the State and Medical Knowledge
338 pp $50.00
What new varieties of wellbeing and misfortune are emerging in this post-9/11, postmodern, neoliberal era of travel and mobility? What is the future of movement for leisure and medical necessity, for human dignity and mutuality, for wellbeing and suffering in its many dimensions? This volume examines the relationship between movement and wellbeing from patient mobility to asylum seeker wellbeing, from public health care provision for marginalized peoples to arts care festivals for all. It demonstrates how knowledge is created between and within social relations, imaginations and persons, and uses detailed ethnographic examples from around the world to explore how citizens, migrants and nation states calculate and act upon issues of health and wellbeing. The goal is to show just how diverse and mobile experiences of misfortune, suffering and wellbeing can be.
This book is part of the Ethnographic Studies in Medical Anthropology Series, edited by Pamela J. Stewart and Andrew Strathern, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.