Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africa

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618979
Title:
Engaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africa
Authors:
Venables, E; Pellecchia, U
Journal:
Anthropology in Action
Abstract:
The articles in this special issue demonstrate, through ethnographic fieldwork and observations, how anthropologists and the methodological tools of their discipline became a means of understanding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa during 2014 and 2015. The examples, from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, show how anthropologists were involved in the Ebola outbreak at different points during the crisis and the contributions their work made. Discussing issues including health promotion, gender, quarantine and Ebola survivors, the authors show the diverse roles played by anthropologists and the different ways in which they made use of the tools of their discipline. The case studies draw upon the ethical, methodological and logistical challenges of conducting fieldwork during a crisis such as this one and offer reflections upon the role of anthropology in this context.
Publisher:
Berghahn
Issue Date:
1-Jun-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/618979
DOI:
10.3167/aia.2017.240201
Additional Links:
http://berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/aia/24/2/aia240201.xml
Submitted date:
2017-08-03
Language:
en
ISSN:
0967-201X; 1752-2285
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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dc.contributor.authorVenables, Een
dc.contributor.authorPellecchia, Uen
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-05T20:42:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-08-05T20:42:36Z-
dc.date.issued2017-06-01-
dc.date.submitted2017-08-03-
dc.identifier.citationEngaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africa. 2017, 24 (2):1 Anthropology in Actionen
dc.identifier.issn0967-201X-
dc.identifier.issn1752-2285-
dc.identifier.doi10.3167/aia.2017.240201-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/618979-
dc.description.abstractThe articles in this special issue demonstrate, through ethnographic fieldwork and observations, how anthropologists and the methodological tools of their discipline became a means of understanding the Ebola outbreak in West Africa during 2014 and 2015. The examples, from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, show how anthropologists were involved in the Ebola outbreak at different points during the crisis and the contributions their work made. Discussing issues including health promotion, gender, quarantine and Ebola survivors, the authors show the diverse roles played by anthropologists and the different ways in which they made use of the tools of their discipline. The case studies draw upon the ethical, methodological and logistical challenges of conducting fieldwork during a crisis such as this one and offer reflections upon the role of anthropology in this context.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBerghahnen
dc.relation.urlhttp://berghahnjournals.com/view/journals/aia/24/2/aia240201.xmlen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Anthropology in Actionen
dc.titleEngaging Anthropology in an Ebola Outbreak: Case Studies from West Africaen
dc.identifier.journalAnthropology in Actionen
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