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This paper examines the sanitary and sociopolitical impact of the work of a Yanomami Health Agent in the Upper Ocamo area of the Venezuelan Amazonas State, and its relationship with the national health system, and argues that these build up into an interface of transformations. This is an interactional milieu composed by a dynamic mesh of incorporations and transformations working at different scales and in different directions: the State sanitary device incorporating a hinterland cluster of villages, a village at the center of this cluster incorporating the resources of the outside world, a young adult incorporating the potencies of outsiders and transforming into one of them, and other villagers entering the field of transformations.
"Health Agents on The Move: Yanomami Agency and The Struggle For Wellbeing",
Tipití: Journal of the Society for the Anthropology of Lowland South America:
1, Article 3, 47-71.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.trinity.edu/tipiti/vol18/iss1/3
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