Traversing Transnational Biomedical Landscapes
An Ethnography of the Experiences of Nigerian Trained Physicians Practicing in the US and UK
Series:Kultur und soziale Praxis
Aims and Scope
In the age of globalization, the transnational dimension of sciences like medicine is a 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 an age of globalization, this book explores the experiences of Nigerian 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.
- 400 pages
- Skilled Migration,Global Health,Nigeria,Biomedicine,Work,Medicine,Migration,Cultural Anthropology,Sociology of Medicine,Globalization
- Professional and scholarly;