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Singing Albinism in Global Tanzania

Singing Albinism in Global Tanzania
Bildquelle: Giorgio Brocco

Giorgio Brocco

News vom 29.07.2016

In the case of albinism, the intertwinements between transnational humanitarian actions, media awareness campaigns and global health interventions and local communities have followed a similar pathway. Since around 2007/8, when news reports about the killings of people with albinism in the north-western parts of Tanzania hit the global level, transnational actors have tended to (co-)produce new identities (Brocco 2015b), redefine concepts of normalcy (Brocco 2015a) and re-conceptualize notions of corporeality and subjectivity in people with albinism as much as in the Tanzanian society at large. Local-global intertwinements and processes of communicability of issues connected to albinism have also triggered the production of new meanings and identities related to albinism in the local population... [mehr]

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SFB 1171 Affective Societies
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture