Lecture | Online webinar
Enduring Cancer | Dwaipayan Banerjee
- Tuesday 7 December 2021
- Central European Time
- Unfolding Finitudes: Current Ethnographies of Aging, Dying and End-of-Life Care
About Dwaipayan Banerjee
Dwaipayan Banerjee is an Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at MIT. He has a doctorate in cultural anthropology at NYU and has been a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Dartmouth College. He also holds an M.Phil and an MA in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics.
About the book
Enduring Cancer: Life, Death and Diagnosis in Delhi is an ethnography of cancer in India. Enduring Cancer presents the efforts of the urban poor in Delhi to carve out a livable life with cancer, as they negotiate an over-extended health system struggling to respond to the disease. Through ethnographic fieldwork, archival research and analyses of cultural texts, Banerjee describes how cancer shapes and is shaped by such local social worlds.