Traversing Transnational Biomedical Landscapes

An Ethnography of the Experiences of Nigerian Trained Physicians Practicing in the US and UK

In the age of globalization, the transnational dimension of sciences like medicine seems to be given. However, the agents connecting different parts of this transnational biomedical landscape have yet to receive their due attention. Situated at the intersection of contemporary debates as well as theories of medical anthropology and migration in the 21st century, this book explores the experiences of Nigerian trained physicians who migrated to the US and the UK within the last 40 years. By drawing on individual professional life stories, Judith Schühle illuminates how these physicians disconnect from and (re)connect to diverse local social and biomedical contexts, becoming established abroad while at the same time trying to influence health care services in Nigeria through transnational endeavors.

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23 March 2020, 400 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5032-7

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Author(s)
Judith Schühle
Book title
Traversing Transnational Biomedical Landscapes An Ethnography of the Experiences of Nigerian Trained Physicians Practicing in the US and UK
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
400
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 4 Farbabbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5032-7
DOI
10.14361/9783839450321
Commodity Group
1753
BIC-Code
JHMC JFFN JFFH MBS
BISAC-Code
SOC002010 SOC007000 SOC057000
THEMA-Code
JHMC JBFH JBFN MBS
Release date
23 March 2020
Edition
1
Topics
Medizin, Arbeit, Migration
Readership
Medical Anthropology, Global Health
Keywords/Tags
Medical Anthropology, Skilled Migration, Global Health, Nigeria, Biomedicine, Work, Medicine, Migration, Cultural Anthropology, Sociology of Medicine, Globalization

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