Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2016

Abstract

En este escrito, reconozco que las narrativas del padecer se despliegan dentro de ámbitos discursivos y ofrezco varios métodos para avanzar hacia la justicia sociocomunicativa. Primero, sugiero llevar a cabo el trabajo de campo “multi-situado” y que este método etnográfico sea respaldado por teoría multisituada. Enfatizo la importancia de la hiper-autoreflexividad al intentar disminuir las inequidades estructurales que puedan influir al antropólogo en su obtención de narrativas del padecer y su interpretación semiótica de ellas. Analizo unas narrativas breves que surgieron de mi trabajo de campo sobre el parto humanizado en México para demostrar cómo el biopoder condiciona lo que los individuos llegan a expresar en sus narrativas.

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In this piece, I recognize that illness narratives unfold within discursive realms and I offer various approaches for increasing sociocomunicative justice. First, I suggest conducting multi-sited fieldwork, and that this ethnographic method be buttressed by multi-sited theory. I emphasize the importance of hyper-self-reflexivity when attempting to diminish the structural inequalities which may inhibit the anthropologist in his or her attainment of illness narratives and their interpretation. I analyze a few brief narratives that emerged from my field research on humanized birth in Mexico in order to demonstrate how biopower predetermines what individuals are able to express in their narratives

First Page

76

Last Page

80

Publication Title

Revista CONAMED

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