Medicine, Mobility, and Power in Global Africa by Hansjörg Dilger

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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.

 

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Hansjörg Dilger is a junior professor of social and cultural anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. He is author of Living with Aids, Illness, Death, and Social Relationships in Africa: An Ethnography (in German).Abdoulaye Kane is Assistant Professor of Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Florida. He is author of Tontines, Solidarity Funds, and Street Bankers: The Universe of Informal Financial Practices in Africa and Among African Immigants in France (in French).Stacey A. Langwick is Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Cornell University. She is author of Bodies, Politics, and African Healing: The Matter of Maladies in Tanzania (IUP, 2011).
 
Published October 8, 2012 by Indiana University Press. 359 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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