Rethinking Biomedicine and Governance in Africa

Contributions from Anthropology

In the domain of health, the relation between bodies, citizenship, nations and governments has changed beyond recognition over the past four decades, especially in Africa. In many regions, populations are now faced with a total lack of medical care, and the disciplinary regimes of modernity are faint memories. In this situation, new critical insights beyond the critique of old »modernization« and the »disciplinary regimes« of imperial times are needed. How can we keep up our sophisticated criticism of knowledge regimes and our doubts with regard to narratives of development, when so many people in Africa are dreaming about modernity and are envisioning their own renaissance?

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2012-11-06, 292 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-2028-3

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Book title
Rethinking Biomedicine and Governance in Africa Contributions from Anthropology
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
292
Features
kart.
ISBN
978-3-8376-2028-3
DOI
Commodity Group
1729
BIC-Code
JFFH MBS JPA JHMC
BISAC-Code
SOC057000 POL010000 SOC002010
THEMA-Code
JBFN MBS JPA JHMC
Release date
2012-11-06
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Biopolitik
Readership
Social and Cultural Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science, Cultural Studies, History, STS, Public Health, Social Medicine
Keywords/Tags
Africa, Health, Governance, Biopolitics, Biomedicine, Theories of Modernity, Belonging, Science, Medicine, Sociology of Medicine, Ethnology

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