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Traces of the Future : An Archaeology of Medical Science in Africa (Hardcover)

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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.
 
Number of Pages: 255
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Archaeology
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
Language: English
Street Date: February 15, 2017
TCIN: 51403112
UPC: 9781783207251
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0809
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