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Author Foley, Ellen E., 1976-
Title Your pocket is what cures you : the politics of health in Senegal / Ellen E. Foley.
Imprint New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010.

Author Foley, Ellen E., 1976-
Series Studies in medical anthropology
Studies in medical anthropology.
Subject Medical anthropology -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis Region.
Medical policy -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis Region.
Public health -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis Region.
Medical care -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis Region.
Medical economics -- Senegal -- Saint-Louis Region.
Saint-Louis Region (Senegal) -- Social conditions.
Saint-Louis Region (Senegal) -- Economic conditions.
Public Health -- Senegal.
Anthropology -- Senegal.
Developing countries -- Senegal.
Economics, Medical -- Senegal.
Social Conditions -- Senegal.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 188 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-180) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents Acknowledgments; 1. A Different African Health Story; 2. A Brief History of Senegal; 3. Urban and Rural Dilemmas; 4. Glocal Health Reform in Saint Louis; 5. Market-Based Medicine and Shantytown Politics in Pikine; 6. Knowledge Encounters: Biomedicine, Islam, and Wolof Medicine; 7. Gender, Social Hierarchy, and Health Practice; 8. Domestic Disputes and Generational Struggles over Household Health; 9. Encountering Development in Ganjool; 10. Believe in God, but Plow Your Field; Notes; Glossary; References; Index.
Summary Your Pocket Is What Cures You examines qualitative shifts in health and healing spurred by sub-Saharan African structural adjustment programs in the 1980s and health reforms in the 1990s, and analyzes the dilemmas they create for health professionals and patients. Grounded in ethnography, it also explores how cultural frameworks, particularly those stemming from Islam and Wolof ethnomedicine, are central to understanding how people manage vulnerability to ill health.
ISBN 9780813549071 (electronic bk.)
0813549078 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 664346945
Additional Format Print version: Foley, Ellen E., 1976- Your pocket is what cures you. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2010 9780813546674 (DLC) 2009018768 (OCoLC)324779577

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