- Hardcover: 508 pages
- Publisher: Berghahn Books; 1 edition (September 30, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857450921
- ISBN-13: 978-0857450920
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,024,665 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa 1st Edition
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"Each of the chapters is noteworthy. Together, they offer a promising opportunity to broaden the field of postcolonial science studies in ways that remind us how ethicality is at the heart of these encounters of science... the volume will be useful to medical anthropologists, science studies scholars, and generalist scholars of Africa and global health. Individual chapters, as well as whole sections of the book, will be particularly useful for teaching at the upper-division undergraduate or graduate levels." Medical Anthropology Quarterly
"...a series of compelling and well written chapters...Considering the explosion of medical research in Africa in the age of global health, Evidence, ethos and experiment is a valuable and much-needed contribution to the development of multiple contextual frameworks for historical and contemporary medical research in Africa and elsewhere." · Social Anthropology/Anthropologie sociale
"The book is instructive, interesting and innovative. it draws on strong empirical work and opens up significant discussions concerning epistemological and ethical issues and will be of interest to a wide range of scholars, including medical anthropology, history, medicine, science and epidemiology." · Tijdschrift Medische Antropologie
"This is an extremely interesting and innovative collection with unusual empirical richness, with ethical and epistemological discussions cutting across anthropology, medicine, history, epidemiology and other disciplines." · Lotte Meinert, Department of Anthropology, Aarhus University
About the Author
P. Wenzel Geissler teaches social anthropology at the University of Oslo and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He studied medical zoology in Hamburg and Copenhagen and social anthropology in Copenhagen and Cambridge. Since 1993 he has worked in western Kenya, conducting first medical research and then several years of ethnographic fieldwork. Currently he is writing an ethnography of post-colonial scientific research in Kisumu, Kenya.
Catherine Molyneux, Ph.D., is employed by Oxford University and has been working as part of the KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme in Kilifi, Kenya, since 1994. She currently co-leads the Social and Behavioural research (SBR) group in Kilifi. Her current research focuses on community accountability and producing new thinking, evidence and recommendations around strengthening community involvement in biomedical research and health delivery in sub-Saharan Africa.
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