This book locates identity at the center of discourses on global health with particular reference to African experiences. It challenges scholars and practitioners to understand that global health must be anchored in celebrating differences in identity. A central theme in the book is to affirm celebration of different identities as central to public health landscape. Such an approach promotes multiple truths rather than a universal truth that ignores differences.
Collins O. Airhihenbuwa is professor in the department of biobehavioral health at Penn State University.
Chapter 1 The Cultural Politics of Identity Chapter 2 To Think Locally and Act Globally? Chapter 3 Language Elasticity: The intersection of the senses Chapter 4 Ethics and the Politics of Professionalism Chapter 5 Ethnicity And Race: A New Double Consciousness? Chapter 6 Omon: The Cultural Meanings of Childhood and Youth Identity Chapter 7 Listening to Her Eyes: Where Motherhood meets Sisterhood Chapter 8 Healing Illness and affirming Health in African Chapter 9 The Future Of Health Promotion: The Legacy of Paulo Freire Chapter 10 Spirituality: The Site of the True Otherness Chapter 11 In The Valley Of Selfhood And Mountains Of Cultures: Contextualizing HIV/AIDS communications Chapter 12 Of Culture And Multiverse: Renouncing The Universal Truth In Health Chapter 13 The Way Forward