The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa

The Colonial Politics of Global Health: France and the United Nations in Postwar Africa

by Jessica Lynne Pearson

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Overview

Jessica Lynne Pearson explores the collision between imperial and international visions of health and development in French Africa as postwar decolonization movements gained strength. The consequences of putting politics above public health continue to play out in constraints placed on international health organizations half a century later.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674989269
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 09/10/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 250
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Jessica Lynne Pearson is Assistant Professor of History at Macalester College.

Table of Contents

Cover Title Page Copyright Dedication Contents Abbreviations Introduction 1. War, Citizenship, and the Limits of French Civilization 2. The United Nations and the Politics of Health 3. Between Colonial Knowledge and International Expertise 4. The World Health Organization Comes to Brazzaville 5. Family Health, France, and the Future of Africa 6. Fighting Illness, Battling Decolonization Epilogue Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index

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