Political Life of an Epidemic

Political Life of an Epidemic

Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe

Cambridge University Press






15 a 20 dias


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Introduction. Stories and politics of cholera; 1. The making of urban (dis)order: situating the cholera outbreak in historical perspective; 2. 'When people eat shit': cholera and the collapse of Zimbabwe's public health infrastructure; 3. Emergency politics: cholera as a national disaster; 4. The salvation agenda: medical humanitarianism and the response to cholera; 5. 'People were dying like flies': the social contours of cholera in Harare's high-density townships; Conclusion. More to admire than despise?
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Cholera; crisis; anthropology of citizenship; politics; Zimbabwe; epidemics; the state; political economy of disaster; humanitarianism