Science in the African Para-State. Apart from the question of relations through time, and the ethnography of remains and traces, he is interested in relations between fieldworkers and field in different settings, including issues of landscape and movement, observation, collaboration and collection, as well as in natural history, both as a subject of ethnographic enquiry, and a mode of ethnographic thinking and presentation. Pp 137-162, in Alber, E. The relationship between academic and practical intelligence: a case study in Kenya. Salvation and Tradition: heaven and earth? The Hatchetts Blood James, W. Canadian Journal of African Studies 2016, 50 3 : 349-61. Exploring Biomedical Interventions, Survival and the Politics of Life.
The ambition of our detailed ethnographies is to respond to long-standing questions raised in social theory and philosophy and vice-versa, to render those questions into ethnographic inquiries with a special focus on critique. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 2002, 83:39-54. Coming together Visiting Chapter 2. A growing academic current mingles these fields and thereby engenders provocative insights. In: Traces of the future. In mundane practices and in ritual acts, touch is considered to be key to the creation of bodily life as well as social continuity.
In this work on the social life of clinical trials and transnational scientific collaboration, he worked together with other anthropologists and in particular historians of post-colonial science see africanbiosciences. Anthropology and Medical Photography: Ethnographic, Critical and Comparative Perspectives. Rethinking Biomedicine and Governance in Africa: Contributions from Anthropology. Since 2013, he has conducted several shorter fieldwork periods here, participating in research activities - taking particular interest in ornithology - as well as, in winter, kitchen work at this highly productive Arctic research station. Pp 49-88, in Becker, F. Research interests Thematic: Science, medicine, medical research, biology, toxicology, laboratories, fieldwork; social change, political economy, colonialism, post-coloniality; memory, history, temporality; landscape, architecture, material remains, traces.
Navigating Global Health in an East African City. Mellon Foundation, Smuts fund, University of Cambridge, and Max Planck institute for Social Anthropology 2008-2011. Visual Anthropology 29 2 : 101-117. Making and Unmaking Public Health in Africa : Ethnographic and Historical Perspectives. In: Morality, Hope and Grief. Central to such debates is a discussion of touch in the broad sense of concrete, material contact between persons. Public secrets in public health: knowing not to know while making scientific knowledge.
The project will begin in 2018. Coming together Visiting Chapter 2. His doctoral fieldwork for both disciplines was conducted in Kenya, between 1994 and 2002, and most of his work remains focused on Africa, especially its Eastern parts. His research interests focus on scientific fieldwork and fieldstations, and he is currently developing comparative perspectives on tropical and arctic field sciences, continuing to pursue the trace and the work of tracing in relation to the making and remaking of temporality. In: Para-States of Medical Science. The E-mail message field is required.
Introduction: volunteer labor-pasts and futures of work, development, and citizenship in East Africa. Explorations on the interface of medical anthropology and ethnobotany. Growing children: shared persons and permeable bodies Introduction Sharing Sharing or exchange? Africa, 2005, 75 2 , 173-202. Health Policy and Planning 2001, 16 4 :361-72. Medicinal plants used by Luo mothers in Bondo District, Kenya.
Englund ed Christiani ty and Public Culture in Africa. Journal of Religion in Africa 37 1 :84-115. In the context of precarious economies and the contraction of formal employment opportunities, voluntary labor constitutes valued, if unpaid, work; it offers opportunities for those excluded from formal employment to gain a valued identity and a sense of social worth; and it makes volunteers visible to powerful institutions state and nonstate that hold the keys to personal growth, social recognition, and developmental futures. Journal of Cultural Economy 2010, 4 1 :45 -64. He studied medical zoology in Hamburg and Copenhagen Ph. Africa 2013, 83 4 , 531-538. Geophagy and anaemia among pregnant women on the Kenyan coast.
Underlying the significance of material contact is its connection with growth — of persons and groups, animals, plants and the land — and the forward movement of life more generally. Evidence, Ethos and Experiment: The Anthropology and History of Medical Research in Africa. Nigerian Images 1962 Lloyd, P. Medical Anthropology Quarterly 2015, 29 4 : 492—511. He is seeking to develop the fruitful terrain between anthropology, history and related disciplines such as contemporary archaeology and geography.