Chagas, Risk and Health Seeking among Bolivian Women in Catalonia
In this article, we explore relationships between risk and emotions among Bolivian women living with Chagas disease, and the implications of this for their diagnosis and treatment in Catalonia, Spain. Here, risk is a social phenomenon, while emotions are conceived as embedded in the sociocultural and relational world. Emotions play key risk-related roles as both a cause and consequence of Chagas disease, are the basis of health practices, and allow us to link risk to wider social inequalities. The way we conceive emotions is crucial both theorically and practically.
Garcia, Laia & Muela Ribera, Joan & Martínez-Hernáez, Angel. (2020). Chagas, Risk and Health Seeking among Bolivian Women in Catalonia. Medical Anthropology. 40. 1-16. DOI: 10.1080/01459740.2020.1718125.