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Author Webel, Mari K.,
Title The politics of disease control : sleeping sickness in eastern Africa, 1890-1920 / Mari K. Webel.
Imprint Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019]

Author Webel, Mari K.,
Series New African histories
New African histories series.
Subject African trypanosomiasis -- Africa, Eastern -- Epidemiology -- History -- 19th century.
African trypanosomiasis -- Africa, Eastern -- Epidemiology -- History -- 20th century.
Public health -- Political aspects -- Africa, Eastern -- History -- 19th century.
Public health -- Political aspects -- Africa, Eastern -- History -- 20th century.
Imperialism.
Epidemics -- Africa, Eastern -- History.
Trypanosomiasis, African -- epidemiology.
Trypanosomiasis, African -- history.
History, 19th Century.
History, 20th Century.
Africa, Eastern.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 312 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Part I. The Ssese Islands. Orienting to the Ssese Islands, c. 1890 -- Finding Sleeping Sickness on the Ssese Islands -- Healing Mongota, Treating Trypanosomiasis : Research on the Ssese Islands -- Part II. The Kingdom of Kiziba, c. 1890 -- Orienting to the Kingdom of Kiziba, c. 1890 -- The Prince and the Plague : Politics, Public Health, and Rubunga in Kiziba -- Gland-Feelers, Elusive Patients, and the Kigarama Camp -- Part III. The Southern Imbo, c. 1890. Orienting to the Southern Imbo, c. 1890 -- Mobility, Illness, and Colonial Public Health on the Tanganyika Littoral.
Summary "A history of epidemic illness and political change, The Politics of Disease Control focuses on epidemics of sleeping sickness (human African trypanosomiasis) around Lake Victoria and Lake Tanganyika in the early twentieth century as well as the colonial public health programs designed to control them. Mari K. Webel prioritizes local histories of populations in the Great Lakes region to put the successes and failures of a widely used colonial public health intervention-the sleeping sickness camp-into dialogue with African strategies to mitigate illness and death in the past. Webel draws case studies from colonial Burundi, Tanzania, and Uganda to frame her arguments within a zone of vigorous mobility and exchange in eastern Africa, where African states engaged with the Belgian, British, and German empires. Situating sleeping sickness control within African intellectual worlds and political dynamics, The Politics of Disease Control connects responses to sleeping sickness with experiences of historical epidemics such as plague, cholera, and smallpox, demonstrating important continuities before and after colonial incursion. African strategies to mitigate disease, Webel shows, fundamentally shaped colonial disease prevention programs in a crucial moment of political and social change"-- Provided by publisher
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780821446911 (electronic bk.)
0821446916 (electronic bk.)
9780821423998
0821423991
9780821424001
0821424009
OCLC # 1138875791
Additional Format Print version: Webel, Mari K. Politics of disease control. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2019] 9780821423998 (DLC) 2019031424 (OCoLC)1111652714



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