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Author Packard, Randall M., 1945-

Title White plague, black labor : tuberculosis and the political economy of health and disease in South Africa / Randall M. Packard
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c1989


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 389 p.)
Series Comparative studies of health systems and medical care
Comparative studies of health systems and medical care.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables and Graphs; Abbreviations; Preface; Introduction: Industrialization and the Political Economy of Tuberculosis; 1. Preindustrial South Africa: A Virgin Soil for Tuberculosis?; 2. Urban Growth, "Consumption," and the "Dressed Native," 1870-1914; 3. Black Mineworkers and the Production of Tuberculosis, 1870-1914; 4. Migrant Labor and the Rural Expansion of Tuberculosis, 1870-1938; 5. Slumyards and the Rising Tide of Tuberculosis, 1914-1938; 6. Labor Supplies and Tuberculosis on the Witwatersrand, 1913-1938
Summary Why does tuberculosis, a disease which is both curable and preventable, continue to produce over 50,000 new cases a year in South Africa, primarily among blacks? In answering this question Randall Packard traces the history of one of the most devastating diseases in twentieth-century Africa, against the background of the changing political and economic forces that have shaped South African society from the end of the nineteenth century to the present. These forces have generated a growing backlog of disease among black workers and their families and at the same time have prevented the developm
Bibliography Bibliography: p. 367-377
Notes Includes index
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Subject Tuberculosis -- South Africa -- History
Tuberculosis -- epidemiology
Tuberculosis -- history
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Anthropology -- General.
Politieke aspecten.
South Africa
South Africa.
Südafrika (Staat)
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021696552
ISBN 9780520909120