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Title:Medicine, mobility, and power in global Africa: transnational health and healing
Editors:Dilger, HansjörgISNI
Kane, AbdoulayeISNI
Langwick, Stacey A.
Year:2012
Pages:348
Language:English
City of publisher:Bloomington, IN
Publisher:Indiana University Press
ISBN:0253357098; 9780253357090; 0253223687; 9780253223685; 9780253005328
Geographic term:Africa
Subjects:health care
diasporas
globalization
public health
traditional medicine
Abstract:This volume on transnational health and healing in Africa takes the mobility of medicines, patients and experts as its primary object of investigation. Chapters: The choreography of global subjection: the traditional birth attendant in contemporary configurations of world health (Stacey A. Langwick); Targeting the empowered individual: transnational policy making, the global economy of aid, and the limitations of biopower in Tanzania (Hansjörg Dilger); Health security on the move: biobureaucracy, solidarity, and the transfer of health insurance to Senegal (Angelika Wolf); Afri-global medicine: new perspectives on epidemics, drugs, wars, migrations, and healing rituals (John M. Janzen); AIDS policies for markets and warriors: dispossession, capital, and pharmaceuticals in Nigeria (Kristin Peterson); Assisted reproductive technologies in Mali and Togo: circulating knowledge, mobile technology, transnational efforts (Viola Hörbst); Flows of medicine, healers, health professionals, and patients between home and host countries (Abdoulaye Kane, on Senegal and France); Public health or public threat? Polio eradication campaigns, Islamic revival, and the materialization of State power in Niger (Adeline Masquelier); School of deliverance: healing, exorcism, and male spirit possession in the Ghanaian Presbyterian diaspora (Adam Mohr); It's just like the Internet: transnational healing practices between Somaliland and the Somali diaspora (Marja (Tiilikainen); Mobility and connectedness: Chinese medical doctors in Kenya (Elisabeth Hsu); Guinean migrant traditional healers in the global market (Clara Carvalho). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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