Communities of the Afflicted: Constituting Leprosy through Place in South India

@article{Staples2014CommunitiesOT,
  title={Communities of the Afflicted: Constituting Leprosy through Place in South India},
  author={James Staples},
  journal={Medical Anthropology},
  year={2014},
  volume={33},
  pages={20 - 6}
}
  • James Staples
  • Published 1 January 2014
  • Sociology
  • Medical Anthropology
With the promotion of community-based rehabilitation (CBR) as a solution to health-related issues across the global South, leprosy colonies have long been out of vogue for nongovernmental organizations and State institutions alike. Such colonies, however, have endured. As is being increasingly recognized by those working in the leprosy field, such places have played a particular role not only in the provision of leprosy-related care but also in forging new and collective identities for people… 
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