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The International Medical Commission on Bhopal: Rewriting the Experience of Bhopal Victims into the Professional Literature

Mathur, Chandana (2006) The International Medical Commission on Bhopal: Rewriting the Experience of Bhopal Victims into the Professional Literature. Irish Journal of Anthropology, 9 (1). pp. 19-23. ISSN 1393-8592

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Abstract

This paper considers some of the trajectories by whch the experience of the victims' of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy has found its way into the medical literature. Focusing on one specific scientific intenrention, I try to follow the theoretical implications of Veena Das's' formulation regardng the professional transformation of suffering (1 995: 144). In Critical Events she argues movingly that the discourse of the professional, even as it speaks on behalf of the victim, does not seem to have the conceptual structures by whch voice can be given to them.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Bhopal; India; Environmental Disaters.
Subjects: Social Sciences > Anthropology
Item ID: 1196
Depositing User: Dr. Chandana Mathur
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2009 16:18
Journal or Publication Title: Irish Journal of Anthropology
Publisher: The Anthropological Association of Ireland (AAI)
Refereed: Yes
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