Contested claims and individual bodies

Meredeth Turshen

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This chapter explores the broad topic of contested claims and individual bodies at the nexus of health and state policy. It focuses on three current interrelated issues-epidemic disease, population growth, and endemic wars-and pays particular attention to the impact of political and structural violence on health. These themes are universal and involve the world system, but the concern here is with how they play out in contemporary Africa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationContested Terrains and Constructed Categories
Subtitle of host publicationContemporary Africa in Focus
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780429969898
ISBN (Print)9780813339740
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Sciences(all)


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