How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom.

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  • Author(s): McGrath, Moriah McSharry (AUTHOR)
  • Source:
    Africa Today. Summer2019, Vol. 65 Issue 4, p137-157. 21p. 1 Chart.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Abstract:
      This article applies a health lens to the notion of the arts of survival proposed by the 2016 (US) National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute at Indiana University Bloomington. It considers how humanistic texts rooted in urban African experiences can be used to address a dilemma for teacher-scholars of health: how to illuminate inequitable health burdens on African communities without further pathologizing African bodies and spaces. I argue that integrating these materials into courses about global health, population health, and health inequity introduces counternarratives to the predominant quantitative and deficit-focused understanding of community health, which draws on and feeds Afropessimist assumptions and discourses in a neocolonial epidemiology. I present sample learning activities and discuss how they relate to standards for undergraduate learning in global health. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0001-9887
    • Accession Number:
      10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09
    • Accession Number:
      138818010
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      MCGRATH, M. M. How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom. Africa Today, [s. l.], v. 65, n. 4, p. 137–157, 2019. DOI 10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09. Disponível em: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=138818010&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912. Acesso em: 21 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      McGrath MM. How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom. Africa Today. 2019;65(4):137-157. doi:10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09.
    • APA:
      McGrath, M. M. (2019). How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom. Africa Today, 65(4), 137–157. https://doi.org/10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      McGrath, Moriah McSharry. 2019. “How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom.” Africa Today 65 (4): 137–57. doi:10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09.
    • Harvard:
      McGrath, M. M. (2019) ‘How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom’, Africa Today, 65(4), pp. 137–157. doi: 10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      McGrath, MM 2019, ‘How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom’, Africa Today, vol. 65, no. 4, pp. 137–157, viewed 21 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      McGrath, Moriah McSharry. “How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom.” Africa Today, vol. 65, no. 4, Summer 2019, pp. 137–157. EBSCOhost, doi:10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      McGrath, Moriah McSharry. “How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom.” Africa Today 65, no. 4 (Summer 2019): 137–57. doi:10.2979/africatoday.65.4.09.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      McGrath MM. How We Measure Survival: Narratives of Africa in the Public Health Classroom. Africa Today [Internet]. 2019 Summer [cited 2020 Jan 21];65(4):137–57. Available from: http://widgets.ebscohost.com/prod/customlink/proxify/proxify.php?count=1&encode=0&proxy=&find_1=&replace_1=&target=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=138818010&authtype=sso&custid=s5834912