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African Histories and Modernities

Public Health at the Border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, 1890–1940

African Experiences in a Contested Space

Authors: Dube, Francis

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  • Explores how two different colonial systems tried to control infectious disease in the border region between Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  • Draws on archival sources from both British and Portuguese colonial documents, as well as oral interviews conducted in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
  • Uses a cross-disciplinary approach and appeals to scholars from history, public health, epidemiology, ethnography, environmental and medical humanities, as well as the study of Africa during the colonial period
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This book is the first major work to explore the utility of the border as a theoretical, methodological, and interpretive construct for understanding colonial public health by considering African experiences in the Zimbabwe-Mozambique borderland. It examines the impact of colonial public health measures such as medical examinations/inspections, vaccinations, and border surveillance on African villagers in this borderland. The book asks whether the conjunction of a particular colonized society, a distinctive kind of colonialism, and a particular territorial border generated reluctance to embrace public health because of certain colonial circumstances which impeded the acceptance of therapeutic alternatives that were embraced by colonized people elsewhere. It asks historians to look elsewhere for similar kinds of histories involving racialized application of public health policies in colonial borderlands.

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Francis Dube is Associate Professor of History at Morgan State University, USA. He specializes in the history of the environment and health in Southern Africa. Before joining Morgan State University, he was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, USA.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Health at the Border of Zimbabwe and Mozambique, 1890–1940
Book Subtitle
African Experiences in a Contested Space
Authors
Series Title
African Histories and Modernities
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47535-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47535-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47534-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 258
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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