All That Was Not Her (Critical Global Health: Evidence) (Paperback)

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While studying caregiving and chronic illness in families living in situations of economic and social insecurity in Baltimore, anthropologist Todd Meyers met a woman named Beverly. In All That Was Not Her Meyers presents an intimate ethnographic portrait of Beverly, stitching together small moments they shared scattered over months and years and, following her death, into the present. He meditates on the possibilities of writing about someone who is gone--what should be represented, what experiences resist rendering, what ethical challenges exist when studying the lives of others. Meyers considers how chronic illness is bound up in the racialized and socioeconomic conditions of Beverly's life and explores the stakes of the anthropologist's engagement with one subject. Even as Meyers struggles to give Beverly the final word, he finds himself unmade alongside her. All That Was Not Her captures the complexity of personal relationships in the field and the difficulty of their ending.

About the Author

Todd Meyers is Associate Professor and Marjorie Bronfman Chair in Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781478017899
ISBN-10: 1478017899
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Pages: 232
Language: English
Series: Critical Global Health: Evidence