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

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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.

History & PoliticsArchaeologyMedical & VeterinaryMedicine: general issues Publisher: Intellect Books Publication Date: 04/11/2016 ISBN-13: 9781783207251  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Paul Wenzel Geissler is a professor in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo and part time director of research at the University of Cambridge . Guillaume Lachenal is a lecturer at the Universite Paris Diderot, junior fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France.

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