Vita : life in a zone of social abandonment / João Biehl ; photographs by Torben Eskerod

Author(s): Biehl, João Guilherme
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Course/Professor: KING RESERVE TEXTBOOKS, TEXTBOOKS -- KING RESERVE, ATH 175 (TEXTBOOK ON RESERVE), ANTHROPOLOGY 175 (TEXTBOOK ON RESERVE)
Subjects: Institutional care--Brazil--Porto Alegre
Marginality, Social--Brazil--Porto Alegre
Vita (Asylum : Porto Alegre, Brazil)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Berkeley : University of California Press, c2005
LC Classification: H, HV
Physical Description: 404 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction : "dead alive, dead outside, alive inside"
Pt. 1. Vita
Pt. 2. Catarina and the alphabet
Pt. 3. The medical archive
Pt. 4. The family
Pt. 5. Biology and ethics
Pt. 6. The dictionary
Conclusion : "a way to the words"
Postscript : "I am part of the origins, not just of language, but of people"
Notes: LCCN: 2005041745
ISBN: 0520242777 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0520242785 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 377-393) and index
OCLC Number: 57530025
ISBN/ISSN: 0520242777
0520242785