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The Resource Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science, Johanna Tayloe Crane

Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science, Johanna Tayloe Crane

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Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science
Title
Scrambling for Africa
Title remainder
AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science
Statement of responsibility
Johanna Tayloe Crane
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Countries in sub-Saharan Africa were once dismissed by Western experts as being too poor and chaotic to benefit from the antiretroviral drugs that transformed the AIDS epidemic in the United States and Europe. Today, however, the region is courted by some of the most prestigious research universities in the world as they search for "resource-poor" hospitals in which to base their international HIV research and global health programs. In Scrambling for Africa, Johanna Tayloe Crane reveals how, in the space of merely a decade, Africa went from being a continent largely excluded from advancements in HIV medicine to an area of central concern and knowledge production within the increasingly popular field of global health science.Drawing on research conducted in the U.S. and Uganda during the mid-2000s, Crane provides a fascinating ethnographic account of the transnational flow of knowledge, politics, and research money-as well as blood samples, viruses, and drugs. She takes readers to underfunded Ugandan HIV clinics as well as to laboratories and conference rooms in wealthy American cities like San Francisco and Seattle where American and Ugandan experts struggle to forge shared knowledge about the AIDS epidemic. The resulting uncomfortable mix of preventable suffering, humanitarian sentiment, and scientific ambition shows how global health research partnerships may paradoxically benefit from the very inequalities they aspire to redress. A work of outstanding interdisciplinary scholarship, Scrambling for Africa will be of interest to audiences in anthropology, science and technology studies, African studies, and the medical humanities
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LGG
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Crane, Johanna Tayloe
Dewey number
306.4/61096761
Index
index present
LC call number
GN296.5.U33
LC item number
C73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Expertise: Cultures and Technologies of Knowledge
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  • Medical anthropology
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Medical assistance, American
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Medical anthropology
  • Medical assistance, American
  • Uganda
Label
Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science, Johanna Tayloe Crane
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resistant to treatment -- The molecular politics of HIV -- The turn towards Africa -- Research and development -- Doing global health
Control code
859229486
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt31mt4g
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)859229486
Label
Scrambling for Africa : AIDS, Expertise, and the Rise of American Global Health Science, Johanna Tayloe Crane
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Resistant to treatment -- The molecular politics of HIV -- The turn towards Africa -- Research and development -- Doing global health
Control code
859229486
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780801469060
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt31mt4g
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)859229486

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