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When People Come FirstCritical Studies in Global Health$
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João Biehl and Adriana Petryna

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691157382

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691157382.001.0001

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When People Come First
João Biehl, Adriana Petryna
Princeton University Press

A critical ethnography of global health must attend to the granular ways in which interventions (multiple and fragmentary and tied to neoliberal principles and strategies) become part and parcel of public health landscapes and social relations in resource-poor settings. The chapter by Susan Reynolds Whyte, Michael Whyte, Lotte Meinert, and Jenipher Twebaze focuses on the micropolitics of HIV/AIDS care in Uganda—the ways in which social networks are produced, expanded, and cultivated in efforts to access health programs and the associated benefits they confer—and how the roles of the state and ideas of political belonging are being transformed by global health initiatives....

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