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Medical anthropology in, of, for and with Africa: Three hotspots

Obrist, Brigit and Van Eeuwijk, Piet. (2020) Medical anthropology in, of, for and with Africa: Three hotspots. Medical Anthropology. p. 13.

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Abstract

Medical anthropologists offer an empirically rich and conceptually nuanced account of how and why people in Africa engage with diverse forces influencing their ways of experiencing illness and practicing medicine in an unequal world. Expanding the research focus from healers to patients and, since 2000, to biomedicine and global health, they have deepened our understanding of the intricate, though not immediately visible networks of connecting, diverging and crisscrossing healing routes within and beyond Africa. In this review article, we revisit three much debated issues in this burgeoning research field: making African global health, framing traditional medicine, and tackling culturalism.
Faculties and Departments:04 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > Departement Gesellschaftswissenschaften > Fachbereich Ethnologie > Medizinethnologie (Obrist )
09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH) > Society, Gender and Health > Medical Anthropology (Obrist)
UniBasel Contributors:Van Eeuwijk, Piet and Obrist van Eeuwijk, Brigit
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Taylor & Francis
ISSN:0145-9740
e-ISSN:1545-5882
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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