9781108489102-1108489109-The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe

The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe

ISBN-13: 9781108489102
ISBN-10: 1108489109
Author: Chigudu, Simukai
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 346 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781108489102
ISBN-10: 1108489109
Author: Chigudu, Simukai
Publication date: 2020
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Hardcover 346 pages

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Acknowledged authors Chigudu, Simukai wrote The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe comprising 346 pages back in 2020. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1108489109 and 9781108489102. Since then The Political Life of an Epidemic: Cholera, Crisis and Citizenship in Zimbabwe textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.00 or rent at the marketplace.

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Zimbabwe's catastrophic cholera outbreak of 2008-9 saw an unprecedented number of people affected, with 100,000 cases and nearly 5,000 deaths. Cholera, however, was much more than a public health crisis: it represented the nadir of the country's deepening political and economic crisis of 2008. This study focuses on the political life of the cholera epidemic, tracing the historical origins of the outbreak, examining the social pattern of its unfolding and impact, analysing the institutional and communal responses to the disease, and marking the effects of its aftermath. Across different social and institutional settings, competing interpretations and experiences of the cholera epidemic created charged social and political debates. In his examination of these debates which surrounded the breakdown of Zimbabwe's public health infrastructure and failing bureaucratic order, the scope and limitations of disaster relief, and the country's profound levels of livelihood poverty and social inequality, Simukai Chigudu reveals how this epidemic of a preventable disease had profound implications for political institutions and citizenship in Zimbabwe.

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