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Title Making and unmaking public health in Africa : ethnographic and historical perspectives / edited by Ruth J. Prince and Rebecca Marsland
Published Athens : Ohio University Press, [2014]


Description 1 online resource (vii, 292 pages)
Series Cambridge Centre of African Studies series
Cambridge Centre of African Studies series.
Contents Introduction; Locating Health, Healing, and the Public in Africa; Health, Development, and the Colonial State in Africa; The Developmentalist State in Africa; The 1980s: Neoliberalism, Structural Adjustment, and NGOs; Nongovernmental Governance?; From Public Health to Global Health?; Futures?; Overview of the Chapters; Notes; The Peculiarly Political Problem behind Nigeria's Primary Health Care Provision; Local Government Authorities; On the Origins; Today's "Private Health"; Conclusions?; Notes; Who Are the "Public" in Public Health?; Debating Funerals; Public Health without a Public?
The Public Control of Public HealthWhat Kind of Public Is There in Kyela?; Notes; The Qualities of Citizenship; Citizenship of Quality:; Notes; Regimes of Homework in AIDS Care; Imaginations of the Home; Teaching Home-Based AIDS Care (HBAC); Anna and Her Homework; Questions of Responsibility; Imagined and Real Homes; From Biological Survival to Living a Life; The Intimate Relation between Care and Control; Notes; "Home-Based Care Is Not a New Thing"; Home-Based Care; A Meeting at Kagot Development Group; Women's Groups and Health Care in Historical Context
Women's Groups, Patron-Client Politics, and the Distribution of ResourcesDomestic Distinction; Notes; Technologies of Hope; The Cancer Crisis; Hospital Ethnography of Cancer Management; Initial Hope in the Cancer Ward; Maintaining Hope in the Face of Uncertainty; Unpopular Decisions; Protecting the Hospital as a Symbol of Hope; Redefining Therapy; Curing, Caring, and Safeguarding Hope; Notes; The Publics of the New Public Health; Biomedical Authority; Demotic Concerns; Life Conditions and Body Ideals; Eating; Exercise; The Therapeutic Marketplace; The Media; The Logic of Life Conditions
NotesNavigating "Global Health" in East Africa City; Global Health and the Urban Landscape; The Projectification of Health Care; Biopolitical Regimes and Relations?; From the Clinic to the "Community"; "We Are HIV Graduates"; Developing Futures?; Notes; The Archipelago of Public Health; Living in the New Landscape of Public Health; Notes; Bibliography; Contributors; Index
Summary Africa has emerged as a prime arena of global health interventions that focus on particular diseases and health emergencies. These are framed increasingly in terms of international concerns about security, human rights, and humanitarian crisis. This presents a stark contrast to the 1960s and '70s, when many newly independent African governments pursued the vision of public health "for all," of comprehensive health care services directed by the state with support from foreign donors. These initiatives often failed, undermined by international politics, structural adjustment, and neoliberal
Notes Papers from a workshop held at the University of Cambridge's Centre of African Studies and Department of Social Anthropology in June 2008
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-284) and index
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Subject Public health -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History -- Congresses
Ethnology -- Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Congresses
Public Health -- history -- Africa South of the Sahara -- Congresses
Anthropology, Cultural -- Africa South of the Sahara -- Congresses
History, 20th Century -- Africa South of the Sahara -- Congresses
History, 21st Century -- Africa South of the Sahara -- Congresses
Public Health -- history
Anthropology, Cultural
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
social anthropology.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
Public health
SUBJECT Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Africa South of the Sahara
Subject Sub-Saharan Africa
Genre/Form proceedings (reports)
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference papers and proceedings.
Actes de congrès.
Form Electronic book
Author Prince, Ruth Jane, editor.
Marsland, Rebecca, editor
ISBN 9780821444665