New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
viii, 305 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Cambridge studies in law and society.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction / Tobias Kelly, Ian Harper and Akshay Khanna Part one. Recognising harm and suffering: Keeping magical harm invisible : public health, witchcraft and the law in Kyela, Tanzania / Rebecca Marsland Non-human suffering : a humanitarian project / Miriam Ticktin The causes of torture : law, medicine and the assessment of suffering in British asylum claims / Tobias Kelly Trespass, crime, and insanity : the social life of categories / Lydie Fialová Local justice in the allocation of medical certificates during French asylum procedures : from protocols to face-to-face interactions / Estelle d'Halluin Contentious roommates? : spatial constructions of the therapeutic-evidential spectrum in medico-legal work / Gethin Rees Part two. Understanding and allocating remedy: The juridical hospital : claiming the right to pharmaceuticals in Brazilian courts / Joäo Biehl Courts and the control of TB : quarantine, travel and the question of adherence / Ian Harper Dying to go to court : demanding a legal remedy to end of life uncertainty / Naomi Richards Rehabilitation of paedophiles at the intersection of law and therapy / John Borneman A republic of remedies : psychosocial interventions in post-conflict Guatemala / Henrik Ronsbo.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.