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Volume 17, Issue 1, 2001
Source: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 1 –2 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... 1 EDITOR'S PREFACE The papers in this volume were all presented at the workshop GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGES IN CULTURES OF SURVIVAL AND CARE, jointly organized by the Institute of African Studies and scholars from Bergen University, October 10-12, 2001. They cover a wide range of topics and issues from different disciplinary perspectives. The first paper, by Kari Waerness, is on the ethics of care and the social research and political theory which have been developed around this subject in northern academia. She first poses the basic question: what kind of social research needs to be promoted in view of ..
Author Irene OdoteiSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... 3 FOREWORD GLOBALIZATION AND CHANGES IN CULTURES OF SURVIVAL AND CARE This issue of the Research Review contains eight of the papers presented at a workshop organized by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana in collaboration with scholars from Bergen University. the rest of the essays will appear in a later issue. the title for the workshop-Globalization and Changes in Cultures of Survival and Care-was suggested by Professor Kari W?rness, Director of the Bergen University Centre for Women's and Gender Studies. She herself has pioneered scholarship on care and caring in the North and the theme proved ..
Author Kari WoernessSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 5 –16 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 5-16 5 SOCIAL RESEARCH, POLITICAL THEORY AND the ETHICS OF CARE Kari W?rness Introduction What kind of social research should be promoted and supported in relation to the enormous challenges that problems of globalisation and changes in the cultures of survival and care represent for all of us? I will discuss this question here in light of my experiences as a feminist researcher in the field of care for nearly three decades. This research interest developed when in the 1970s I worked as a politically elected leader of the board of public social care ..
Author John K. AnarfiSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 17 –24 (2001)More Less
The spread of any infectious disease can be accelerated in a situation of large-scale migration, especially in the face of inadequate facilities to contain the disease. This observation has already been made in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa. The spread of tuberculosis from South Africa to the towns and villages of the neighbouring countries in the fifties and sixties by mine workers who migrated to the South African mines is well documented (Packard 1989). More recently, from the late 70's to the early 80's, this pattern of disease spread has occurred again in Eastern and Central Africa with AIDS, fuelled by what Baldo and Cabral (1990) have termed Low Intensity Wars (LIW). Free movement of people, including prostitutes, to where business is profitable, has also been blamed as partly responsible for the high AIDS incidence in the ex-British colonies such as Uganda, Zambia and Tanzania (Konotey-Ahulu 1989). Despite this historical evidence, very little has been done by way of the study of the relationship between migration and AIDS in West Africa until recently (see Painter 1992).
Source: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 25 –47 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 25-47 25 GLOBALIZATION AND the DISRUPTION OF MOTHERCARE1 Christine Oppong INTRODUCTION The theme of this paper, infant hunger, nutritional deprivation and its causes and consequences in the African region, has already been the urgent subject of many international statements and policy reviews by the United Nations (UN) and its specialized bodies, as well as the focus of policies and programs by many governmental and non-governmental organizations. It has also been the topic of research by scholars from several disciplines in addition to food scientists and lactation management specialists. This essay, though short and perforce ..
Help-seeking and coping strategies in onchocerciasis afflicted communities in the context of globalisationAuthor Albert Kanlisi AwedobaSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 49 –62 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 49-62 49 HELP-SEEKING AND COPING STRATEGIES IN ONCHOCERCIASIS AFFLICTED COMMUNITIES IN the CONTEXT OF GLOBALISATION Albert Kanlisi Awedoba Introduction It would appear that globalisation permeates all nooks and corners of Ghana. Its manifestations in the urban area are palpable and pervasive but no rural village can be said to be insulated. Globalisation affects all aspects of life and this includes help-seeking for the ill and those who are at risk of falling ill. It influences the patterns of help-seeking and the strategies that individuals and communities devise for coping with their health problems or ..
Author Kojo Sebastian AmanorSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 63 –73 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 63-73 63 EMPOWERING WOMEN THROUGH TREE PLANTING? GENDER AND GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTALISM IN NORTHERN GHANA Kojo Sebastian Amanor The Earth Summit of 1992 ushered in an era of global environmental management based on conventions signed by governments, international panels of experts, global environmental monitoring centres, and interventions of international non-governmental organization (NGOs) working in collaboration with donor nations and aid recipient governments. the framework for global environmental management articulated within the Report of the United Nations Commission on Environment and Development (UNCED) is based upon a conception of sustainable development which draws together strands of ..
Exploring sustainable responses to the HIV epidemic : grounding responses in people's use of language - a cross-cultural study of responsesAuthor Gro Th LieSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 75 –82 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 75-82 75 EXPLORING SUSTAINABLE RESPONSES TO the HIV EPIDEMIC: GROUNDING RESPONSES IN PEOPLE'S USE OF LANGUAGE - A CROSS-CULTURAL STUDY OF RESPONSES Gro Th. Lie Background This essay on how people speak about their experiences with the HIV-epidemic and the way metaphors are used in responses to HIV / AIDS is based on a study done for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), HIV & Development. the study was done by a multidisciplinary team with the task of exploring the development of sustainable responses to the HIV epidemic. the work was a so-called "forward-looking ..
Author Kojo SenahSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 83 –89 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 83-89 83 IN SICKNESS AND IN HEALTH: GLOBALIZATION AND HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN GHANA Kojo Senah A poster meant to solicit support for the Global Day of Action Against Debt Crisis (September 26th, 2000) carried the following message: Rally Against the IMF, Debt, SAP and HIV / AIDS. Showing the faces of poverty-stricken African children the message went on: They have been sentenced to death by the banks, drug companies, Western governments, and bodies like the IMF and World Bank. There is a war going on today -of the rich against the poor, of ..
Author Misonu AmuSource: Institute of African Studies Research Review 17, pp 91 –95 (2001)More Less
Extracted from text ... Research Review NS 17.1 (2001) 91-95 91 MUSIC AND HEALTH MESSAGES Misonu Amu The mention of music in health related issues readily brings to mind the use of music for curing diseases, which is best referred to as Music Therapy. Music Therapy is approached differently depending on the kind of disease involved. In traditional situations for instance, a priest or a priestess is responsible for curing diseases and music is provided as a means of possession to direct the medium (priest/priestess) to effect cure. Mokwunyei (1992) makes a comparative study of music and healing in Nigeria and Ghana. In ..