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Traces of the future : an archaeology of medical science in Africa / edited by Paul Wenzel Geissler, Guillaume Lachenal, John Manton and Noémi Tousignant ; with special contributions by Evgenia Arbugaeva and Mariele Neudecker.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chicago, IL : Intellect, The University of Chicago Press, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
255 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 27 cm
Summary note:
This book presents a close look at the vestiges of twentieth-century medical work at five key sites in Africa: Senegal, Nigeria, Cameroon, Kenya, and Tanzania. The authors aim to understand the afterlife of scientific institutions and practices and the "aftertime" of scientific modernity and its attendant visions of progress and transformation. Straightforward scholarly work is juxtaposed here with altogether more experimental approaches to fieldwork and analysis, including interview fragments; brief, reflective essays; and a rich photographic archive. The result is an unprecedented view of the lingering traces of medical science from Africa's past.
Subject(s):
MedicineAfricaHistory20th century [Browse]
ISBN:
  • 9781783207251 ((hardback))
  • 1783207256 ((hardback))
OCLC:
965129992
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