Africa

2017. Tantchou. "The Materiality of Care and Nurses’ “Attitude Problem”"

Abstract: " Health systems in Africa have been widely studied in the social sciences. Several aspects have been addressed in particular: the provision of and access to care, working conditions, the human resources crisis, and patient–provider relations, for example. In this respect, the idea of an...Read more

Mshai Mwangola on African epistemologies

"As Zora Neale Hurston has argued, Africans have always theorized but in hieroglyphics which is why many people have not got it. And most of the people you have seen today are using hieroglyphics, but it is very deep intellectual work they are doing..." (13:47) "Artists are not here just to...Read more

2013. Tantchou. "Blurring Boundaries: Structural Constraints, Space, Tools, and Agency in an Operating Theater"

Abstract: "This study looks at the interactions between health workers, physical space, surgical tools, and the “patient-body” in an operating theater. My aim is to explore the approaches of Katz, Rawlings, and Collins and to show that when rituals, restrictive entrance procedures, and clothing...Read more
Blog post: "Imagine Lagos: Mapping a Pre-Colonial West African City"

In this blog post published in March 2017 in "Global Urban History," Ademide Adelusi-Adeluyi explains how she has sought to understand the pre-colonial oigins of African cities, specifically Lagos.Read more

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