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dc.contributor.authorGeissler, Wenzel
dc.contributor.authorMolyneux, Catherine
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-28 00:00:00
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T12:40:27Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T12:40:27Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier1000013
dc.identifierOCN: 1132222309en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/29941
dc.description.abstractMedical 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JH Sociology & anthropology::JHM Anthropology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBS Medical sociology
dc.subject.otherhistory, 20th century
dc.subject.otherbiomedical research/history
dc.subject.otherafrica
dc.subject.othercross-cultural comparison
dc.subject.otherhuman experimentation/history
dc.subject.otherethics, research/history
dc.subject.otherhistory
dc.subject.other20th century
dc.subject.otherbiomedical research/history
dc.subject.otherafrica
dc.subject.othercross-cultural comparison
dc.subject.otherhuman experimentation/history
dc.subject.otherethics
dc.subject.otherresearch/history
dc.subject.otherAnthropology
dc.subject.otherClinical trial
dc.subject.otherEpistemology
dc.subject.otherEthnography
dc.subject.otherEthos
dc.subject.otherMedicine
dc.subject.otherPublic health
dc.titleChapter Introduction Studying Trial Communities: Anthropological and Historical Inquiries into Ethos, Politics and Economy of Medical Research in Africa
dc.title.alternativethe anthropology and history of medical research in Africa
dc.typechapter
oapen.identifier.doi10.26530/oapen_478050
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy562fcfcf-0356-4c23-869a-acb39d8c84b5
oapen.relation.isPartOfBookf09d55b0-6067-4acf-ae71-f5d7d53bbed5
oapen.relation.isFundedByd859fbd3-d884-4090-a0ec-baf821c9abfd
oapen.relation.isbn9780857450937
oapen.collectionWellcome
oapen.chapternumber1
oapen.grant.number074772
oapen.remark.publicRelevant Wikipedia pages: Anthropology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthropology; Clinical trial - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinical_trial; Epistemology - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epistemology; Ethics - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethics; Ethnography - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnography; Ethos - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethos; Medical research - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medical_research; Medicine - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medicine; Public health - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_health; Research - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Research
oapen.identifier.ocn1132222309


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