Community Engagement in Precarious Times: Ethnography meets socially engaged art

By Beth U I biked up to the vacant lot and stopped to open the gate, the iced coffee in my hand now lukewarm and dripping.  Angel, the 10-year old neighbor, spied me from his second-story window and was soon tearing across the gravel to meet me. Together we unlocked the large metal storage container that stood at the back of the lot. Despite the early hour, it was humid.  Pockets of damp air heated up as the sun rose over Angel’s roof.  We pulled out tables and chairs and pla...
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Gendering the Burden of Care: Health Reform in Western Belize

By Beth U Medical Anthropology Quarterly just published my article with Siobhan Curran entitled "Gendering the Burden of Care: Health Reform and the Paradox of Community Participation in Western Belize." The article is based on a more comprehensive ethnographic study investigating health disparities and the privatization of health care in Western Belize utilizing participatory action rese...
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