In this Book

  • Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa: Transnational Health and Healing
  • Edited by Hansjörg Dilger, Abdoulaye Kane, and Stacey A. Langwick
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Published by: Indiana University Press
    • View
    • View Citation
    contents
summary

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
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contents
  2. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. vii
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Introduction: Transnational Medicine, Mobile Experts
  2. pp. 1-27
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  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
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  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
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 3. Health Security on the Move: Biobureaucracy, Solidarity, and the Transfer of Health Insurance to Senegal
  2. pp. 92-114
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 4. Afri-global Medicine: New Perspectives on Epidemics, Drugs, Wars, Migrations, and Healing Rituals
  2. pp. 115-137
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 5. AIDS Policies for Markets and Warriors: Dispossession, Capital, and Pharmaceuticals in Nigeria
  2. pp. 138-159
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  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
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 7. Flows of Medicine, Healers, Health Professionals, and Patients between Home and Host Countries
  2. pp. 190-212
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 8. Public Health or Public Threat? Polio Eradication Campaigns, Islamic Revival, and the Materialization of State Power in Niger
  2. pp. 213-240
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 9. School of Deliverance: Healing, Exorcism, and Male Spirit Possession in the Ghanaian Presbyterian Diaspora
  2. pp. 241-268
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  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
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 11. Mobility and Connectedness: Chinese Medical Doctors in Kenya
  2. pp. 295-315
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. 12. Guinean Migrant Traditional Healers in the Global Market
  2. pp. 316-336
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 337-338
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents
  1. Index
  2. pp. 339-348
  3. restricted access
    • Download PDF Download
    contents

Additional Information

ISBN
9780253005328
Related ISBN(s)
9780253223685, 9780253357090
MARC Record
OCLC
812507465
Pages
358
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.