Seeking exposure: conversions of scientific knowledge in an African city

Aellah, Gemma and Geissler, P Wenzel (2016) Seeking exposure: conversions of scientific knowledge in an African city. Journal of Modern African Studies, 54 (3). pp. 389-417. ISSN 0022-278X

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Transnational medical research has become a common feature in many parts of Africa. This paper explores the contribution such activity makes to the social and economic lives of those involved, including both trial subjects and local staff. By considering the value of the 'exposure' that involvement brings to staff and research participants, we reflect on the conversion of scientific knowledge into practical knowledge and its value to sustaining precarious livelihoods in an economically fragile city. We consider the interplay between science and sociality and argue for a need to take seriously the circulation of scientific knowledge beyond the confines of expert spaces.

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Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Global Health and Infection
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Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2021 06:56
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