Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana In the rush to development in Botswana and Africa generally changes in work diet and medical care have resulted in escalating experiences of chronic illness debilitating disease and accident Deb

  • Title: Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana
  • Author: Julie Livingston
  • ISBN: 9780253217851
  • Page: 241
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the rush to development in Botswana, and Africa generally, changes in work, diet, and medical care have resulted in escalating experiences of chronic illness, debilitating disease, and accident Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana documents how transformations wrought by colonialism, independence, industrialization, and development have effected changesIn the rush to development in Botswana, and Africa generally, changes in work, diet, and medical care have resulted in escalating experiences of chronic illness, debilitating disease, and accident Debility and the Moral Imagination in Botswana documents how transformations wrought by colonialism, independence, industrialization, and development have effected changes in bodily life and perceptions of health, illness, and debility In this intimate and powerful book, Julie Livingston explores the lives of debilitated persons, their caregivers, the medical and social networks of caring, and methods that communities have adopted for promoting well being Livingston traces how Tswana medical thought and practice have become intertwined with Western bio medical ideas and techniques By focusing on experiences and meanings of illness and bodily misfortune, Livingston sheds light on the complexities of the current HIV AIDS epidemic and places it in context with a long and complex history of impairment and debility This book presents practical and thoughtful responses to physical misfortune and offers an understanding of the complex dynamic between social change and suffering.

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    1. Western modern biomedicine often overshadows an understanding of health ailments as entanglements with culture and morality. With her first-hand experience studying and interacting with the chronically afflicted in Botswana, Livingston offers a comprehensive understanding of the integration between debility and moral values in the Tswana culture throughout the twentieth century. She uses the term ‘debility,’ or ‘bogole,’ to refer to “physical misfortune,” which encompasses any range [...]

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