Adrienne Pine: Forging an Anthropology of Fascism
Adrienne Pine is a militant medical anthropologist who has worked in Honduras, Mexico, Korea, the U.S., Egypt and Cuba. In her book, Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, she argues that the symbolic violence resulting from Hondurans’ embodied obsession with certain forms of “real” violence is a necessary condition for the acceptance of violent forms of modernity and capitalism. Pine has worked both outside and inside the academy to effect a more just world. Before and after the 2009 military coup in Honduras, she has collaborated with numerous organizations and individuals to bring international attention to the Honduran struggle to halt U.S. government-supported state violence (in its multiple forms). She has also conducted extensive research on the impact of corporate healthcare and healthcare technologies on labor practices in the U.S. Her research focuses on the intersections of nursing and democracy in Honduras, Cuba and the U.S.