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  • Influence
This essay considers new forms of investment, risk, and self-determination, among Botswana's middle and aspirant classes, as well as the loneliness and rage that are at stake when they fail. In it, IExpand
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Three Shots at Prevention: The HPV Vaccine and the Politics of Medicine's Simple Solutions
In 2007, Texas governor Rick Perry issued an executive order requiring that all females entering sixth grade be vaccinated against the human papillomavirus (HPV), igniting national debate that echoedExpand
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Improvising Medicine: An African Oncology Ward in an Emerging Cancer Epidemic
In Improvising Medicine , Julie Livingston tells the story of Botswana's only dedicated cancer ward, located in its capital city of Gaborone. This affecting ethnography follows patients, theirExpand
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Debility and the moral imagination in Botswana
In the rush to development in Botswana, and Africa more generally, changes in work, diet, and medical care have resulted in escalating experiences of chronic illness, debilitating disease, andExpand
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Pregnant Children and Half-Dead Adults: Modern Living and the Quickening Life Cycle in Botswana
  • J. Livingston
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the history of medicine
  • 20 March 2003
This paper utilizes ethnography and oral history to examine local perspectives on one aspect of the health transition, the female life cycle, in postcolonial Botswana. Botswana has undergone aExpand
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Cancer in the shadow of the AIDS epidemic in southern Africa.
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AIDS as chronic illness: epidemiological transition and health care in south-eastern Botswana
  • J. Livingston
  • Medicine
  • African journal of AIDS research : AJAR
  • 1 May 2004
This paper suggests that people in south-eastern Botswana experience the AIDS epidemic as part of a recent epidemiological transition in which rates of chronic debilitating illness have risen, evenExpand
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Reconfiguring old age: Elderly women and concerns over care in southeastern Botswana
This paper explores recent changes in the negotiation of female old age in Southeastern Botswana. Over the past one-quarter century epidemiological and demographic transitions, increasing pressuresExpand
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Disgust, Bodily Aesthetics and the Ethic of Being Human in Botswana
This article explores how people in Botswana approach and navigate their own feelings of disgust and morbid curiosity towards the aesthetically impaired bodies of their fellow citizens, and theExpand
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