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Life in Circulation: Global Health, Urban Relations, and Gendered Medicine in Maputo
Start Date: 2/15/2017Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 2/15/2017End Time: 1:30 PM
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Ramah McKay, Department of History and Sociology of Science, UPenn


Drawing from analyses of science, technology, and medicine in Africa, this talk focuses on the gendered urban and transnational circuits through which young urban residents seek and claim medical care. In a context where humanitarian organizations and global health projects are important sources of medical care and treatment, I ask how the structures of urban life (from real estate prices to transportation systems) intersect with gendered relations and medical practices in women’s quests for medical services. This approach suggests that urban life, and especially the lives of women in the city, is a particularly apt site for asking about the kinds of subjects and forms of health that are available in the midst of transnational medical regimes. Ultimately, this approach argues for greater and more expansive attention to the role of urban space, economy, and exchange in understanding health in local and transnational spaces.

Please RSVP; lunch will be provided

Contact Information:
Name: Ali Kenner
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    > Life in Circulation flyer
Hagerty Library, L-33, 3300 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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