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Introduction: "Dead Alive, Dead Outside, Alive Inside" PART ONE. VITA A Zone of Social Abandonment Brazil Citizenship PART TWO. CATARINA AND THE ALPHABET The Life of the Mind A Society of Bodies Inequality Ex-Human The House and the Animal "Love is the illusion of the abandoned" Social Psychosis An Illness of Time God, Sex, and Agency PART THREE. THE MEDICAL ARCHIVE Public Psychiatry Her Life as a Typical Patient Democratization and the Right to Health Economic Change and Mental Suffering Medical Science End of a Life Voices Care and Exclusion Migration and Model Policies Women, Poverty, and Social Death "I am like this because of life" The Sense of Symptoms Pharmaceutical Being PART FOUR. THE FAMILY Ties Ataxia Her House Brothers Children, In-Laws, and the Ex-Husband Adoptive Parents "To want my body as a medication, my body" Everyday Violence PART FIVE. BIOLOGY AND ETHICS Pain Human Rights Value Systems Gene Expression and Social Abandonment Family Tree A Genetic Population A Lost Chance PART SIX. THE DICTIONARY "Underneath was this, which I do not attempt to name" Book I Book II Book III Book IV Book V Book VI Book VII Book VIII Book IX Book X Book XI Book XII Book XIII Book XIV Book XV Book XVI Book XVII Book XVIII Book XIX Conclusion: "A way to the words" Postscript: "I am part of the origins, not just of language, but of people" Afterword Return to Vita Acknowledgments Notes Bibliography Index

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Joao Biehl is Professor of Anthropology at Princeton University. His website is Torben Eskerod is an artist and works as a freelance photographer in Copenhagen.

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