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Chapter 2 Becoming and Belonging in African Historical Demography, 1900–2000 (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781785336058 9781785336041 Year: Pages: 29 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Sociology --- History
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In the last forty years anthropologists have made major contributions to understanding the heterogeneity of reproductive trends and processes underlying them. Fertility transition, rather than the story of the triumphant spread of Western birth control rationality, reveals a diversity of reproductive means and ends continuing before, during, and after transition. This collection brings together anthropological case studies, placing them in a comparative framework of compositional demography and conjunctural action. The volume addresses major issues of inequality and distribution which shape population and social structures, and in which fertility trends and the formation and size of families are not decided solely or primarily by reproduction.
In this chapter, I address these questions in relation to the
Counting Souls Project1 through two frameworks described by
Kreager and Bochow in the introduction to this volume.

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Demography --- history --- Africa

Evidence, ethos, and experiment

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ISBN: 9780857450937 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_478050 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust - 074772
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the “trial communities” produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic ­­­material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

Studying Trial Communities: Anthropological and Historical Inquiries into Ethos, Politics and Economy of Medical Research in Africa (Book chapter)

Book title: Evidence, ethos, and experiment

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ISBN: 9780857450920 9780857450937 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust - 074772
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the “trial communities” produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic ­­­material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

Parasite Lost: Remembering Modern Times with Kenyan Government Medical Scientists (Book chapter)

Book title: Evidence, ethos, and experiment

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ISBN: 9780857450920 9780857450937 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust - 074772
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Anthropology
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Medical research has been central to biomedicine in Africa for over a century, and Africa, along with other tropical areas, has been crucial to the development of medical science. At present, study populations in Africa participate in an increasing number of medical research projects and clinical trials, run by both public institutions and private companies. Global debates about the politics and ethics of this research are growing and local concerns are prompting calls for social studies of the “trial communities” produced by this scientific work. Drawing on rich, ethnographic and historiographic ­­­material, this volume represents the emergent field of anthropological inquiry that links Africanist ethnography to recent concerns with science, the state, and the culture of late capitalism in Africa.

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