Cover

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Title Page, Copyright, Dedication

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pp. i-vi

Contents

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pp. vii-vii

List of Illustrations

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pp. viii-viii

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Preface

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pp. ix-xxiv

...anomaly? Th is book is a medical anthropologist’s attempt to document how people enact what it means to have sickle cell anemia, a familiar enough condition, in a place less well known, Dakar, Senegal. In it I argue that patients with sickle cell express...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xxv-xxviii

...with his or her structures of support and care. Th e second is that any contribution to expanding our vision about how the world works is always born of a time and place—a context rich in people and ideas that nurture how we imagine new framings for what...

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Chapter One: Introduction: The Powers of Association

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pp. 1-44

...sewer water bubbled from an opening in the street, creating small puddles of grey that were now being abluted by the downpour. Mr. Seck, the man I had come to see, had his niece keep watch for me, “the American from the hospital.” She surveyed me like sport as I divided my attention between the faulty gutters and locating...

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Chapter Two: Healthy Sicklers with “Mild” Disease: Local Illness Affects and Population-Level Effects

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pp. 45-76

...as a first response, that these should be attributed to distinct genetic sequences, which those same populations possess at different frequencies. This chapter examines how such scientific methods and assumptions may miss complex congeries of behaviors and...

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Chapter Three: The Biosocial Politics of Plants and People

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pp. 77-118

...French colonial administration, peters out when one leaves the urban center and the adjoining area of le plateau . The plateau was the central hub of French West Africa’s colonial and...

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Chapter Four: Attitudes of Care

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pp. 119-157

...with sickle cell, such as beta and alpha thalassemia, or more specifically, the techniques to properly carry them out, are limited or nonexistent once researchers return home...

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Chapter Five: Localized Biologies: Mapping Race and Sickle Cell Difference in French West Africa

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pp. 158-196

...complement each other. We shall always remember a truth often expressed by Father Teilhard de Chardin: races are not equal but complementary, which is a superior form of...

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Chapter Six: Ordering Illness: Heterozygous “Trait” Suffering in the Land of the Mild Disease

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pp. 197-220

...the forum was to be a dialogue between the principal member of the nascent group’s scientific advisory counsel, Dr. Diagne, and the mothers of his small patients. Diagne addressed the essentials of sickle cell...

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Chapter Seven: The Work of Patient Advocacy

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pp. 221-249

...attention to sickle cell disease would be raised through the theme of “North- South” development collaborations. This thematic became reality when Ebakisse Badassou organized the first International Congress of the International Organization to Combat Sickle Cell Anemia at the United...

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Conclusion: Economic and Health Futures amid Hope and Despair

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pp. 250-274

...their livelihoods of fishing were no longer sustainable. Chinese, Japanese, and European fishing companies, who for years used massive trawlers, dramatically overfished the Senegalese waters, gradually putting many locals out of work. In 2006, West Africa, but Senegal...

Notes

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pp. 275-306

References

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pp. 307-328

Index

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pp. 329-340