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Towards a Sociology of Health Discourse in Africa

  • Jimoh Amzat
  • Oliver Razum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 1-16
  3. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 17-33
  4. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 35-49
  5. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 51-63
  6. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 65-77
  7. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 79-91
  8. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 93-107
  9. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 109-124
  10. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 125-141
  11. Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum
    Pages 143-155
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 157-165

About this book

Introduction

This book discusses fundamental discourses relating to health in Africa arising out of the consequences of endemic diseases in Africa. It identifies, explains and illustrates the contexts, challenges and efforts to combat these diseases. The book provides a unique comparative analysis of African contexts of health, thereby not ignoring the global contexts of health within which Africa exists. It follows a macro-analytic stance about health in Africa framed around significant/pressing issues. "Discourse of disease" is part of a profound sociological discourse of health in Africa, which provides a framework for students, academics and healthcare practitioners to understand the states of health and healthcare in Africa.

Keywords

Medical sociology Public health Social dimensions of health in Africa Sociological discourse Endemic diseases in Africa

Authors and affiliations

  • Jimoh Amzat
    • 1
  • Oliver Razum
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyUsmanu Danfodiyo University Department of SociologySokotoNigeria
  2. 2.Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of BielefeldBielefeldGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-61672-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-61671-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-61672-8
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