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Recent political, social, and economic changes in Africa have provoked radical shifts in the landscape of health and healthcare. Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa captures the multiple dynamics of a globalized world and its impact on medicine, health, and the delivery of healthcare in Africa--and beyond. Essays by an international group of contributors take on intractable problems such as HIV/AIDS, malaria, and insufficient access to healthcare, drugs, resources, hospitals, and technologies. The movements of people and resources described here expose the growing challenges of poverty and public health, but they also show how new opportunities have been created for transforming healthcare and promoting care and healing.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
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  1. Introduction: Transnational Medicine, Mobile Experts
  2. pp. 1-27
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  1. Part 1. Scale as an Effect of Power
  2. p. 29
  1. 1. The Choreography of Global Subjection: The Traditional Birth Attendant in Contemporary Configurations of World Health
  2. pp. 31-59
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  1. 2. Targeting the Empowered Individual: Transnational Policy Making, the Global Economy of Aid, and the Limitations of Biopower in Tanzania
  2. pp. 60-91
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  1. 3. Health Security on the Move: Biobureaucracy, Solidarity, and the Transfer of Health Insurance to Senegal
  2. pp. 92-114
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  1. 4. Afri-global Medicine: New Perspectives on Epidemics, Drugs, Wars, Migrations, and Healing Rituals
  2. pp. 115-137
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  1. 5. AIDS Policies for Markets and Warriors: Dispossession, Capital, and Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria
  2. pp. 138-159
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  1. Part 2. Alternative Forms of Globality
  2. p. 161
  1. 6. Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Mali and Togo: Circulating Knowledge, Mobile Technology, Transnational Efforts
  2. pp. 163-189
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  1. 7. Flows of Medicine, Healers, Health Professionals, and Patients between Home and Host Countries
  2. pp. 190-212
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  1. 8. Public Health or Public Threat? Polio Eradication Campaigns, Islamic Revival, and the Materialization of State Power in Niger
  2. pp. 213-240
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  1. 9. School of Deliverance: Healing, Exorcism, and Male Spirit Possession in the Ghanaian Presbyterian Diaspora
  2. pp. 241-268
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  1. Part 3. Moving Through the Gaps
  2. p. 269
  1. 10. It’s Just Like the Internet: Transnational Healing Practices between Somaliland and the Somali Diaspora
  2. pp. 271-294
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  1. 11. Mobility and Connectedness: Chinese Medical Doctors in Kenya
  2. pp. 295-315
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  1. 12. Guinean Migrant Traditional Healers in the Global Market
  2. pp. 316-336
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 337-338
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 339-348
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253005328
Related ISBN
9780253357090
MARC Record
OCLC
812507465
Pages
358
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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