Carolyn Nordstrom

Global Health in Times of ViolenceSAR Press PublicationGlobal Health in Times of ViolenceOver 24 million people have died in these conflicts, and millions more suffered illness and injury. In this volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. By investigating the fields of violence that define our modern world, the authors are able to provide alternative global health paradigms that can be used to develop more effective policies and programs.
2006, October 5–6
Global Health in the Time of ViolenceShort SeminarGlobal Health in the Time of ViolenceOver two days in October 2006, a group of medical anthropologists meeting at SAR discussed meanings of global health, manifestations of violence, and the ways health is affected by violence. “We addressed global forces, many of them shaped by neoliberal policies that create conditions of profound inequity, which in turn foster and sustain violence—whether physical, political, symbolic, or the structural violence of poverty, racism, and other forms of injustice and inequality,” reported organizers Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Linda Whiteford, and Paul Farmer, the 2006 J. I. Staley Prize winner.
ViolenceSAR Press PublicationViolenceCan we understand violence not as evidence of cultural rupture but as a form of cultural expression itself? Ten prominent scholars engage this question across geographies as diverse at their theoretical positions, in cases drawn from fieldwork in Indonesia, Cambodia, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South America, Sri Lanka, Spain, and the United States.
1999, March 21–25
Advanced SeminarLocal Perspectives on Military Reorganization, Economic Restructuring and Daily LifeThe theme of this advanced seminar, “Local Perspectives on Military Reorganization, Economic Restructuring and Everyday Life” emerged over a conversation between co-chairs Linda Green and Lesley Gill concerning the transition of countries moving from brutal dictatorships, civil wars, and military repression to democracy, free market policy, and popular elections....

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