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Healing Our Differences: The Crisis of Global Health and the Politics of Identity (Hardback)
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Healing Our Differences: The Crisis of Global Health and the Politics of Identity (Hardback)

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Hardback 234 Pages / Published: 16/11/2006
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This book locates identity at the center of discourses on global health with particular reference to African experiences. It challenges scholars and practitioners to understand that global health must be anchored in celebrating differences in identity. A central theme in the book is to affirm celebration of different identities as central to public health landscape. Such an approach promotes multiple truths rather than a universal truth that ignores differences.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742539815
Number of pages: 234
Weight: 472 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 23 mm


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Collins Airhihenbuwa has written a book which is at the intersection of a number of different disciplines: public health, and African Studies and African Philosophy. The breadth and ease with which he is able to draw upon and navigate his way through a lot of different material reflects the extent of his scholarship, and its breadth. He is able to effectively demonstrate how issues about health are both a health and a public matter in a manner which is convincing to both public health specialists and Africanists. Airhihenbuwa has written a book which is a must read to both Africanists and public health specialists. -- Sinfree Makoni, Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa
How a society understands the relationship between health and identity is crucial for how it views and practices democracy. Of course, the crisis of health is not merely a problem of the state, it is now a global problem affecting humanity in general, though in vastly different ways. Healing our Differences addresses with great clarity, insight, and sensitivity the global crisis of health and identity. With great originality and compassion, Healing Our Differences both articulates the complex relationship between matters of health, power, race, and justice while providing new language and a sense of hope for addressing an issue that is central to the struggle over human life and global democracy. This is a book that should be read by everyone concerned about the health of a democracy and the health of the vast populations who inhabit the planet. -- Henry A. Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest

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