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  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262045605
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $42.99
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Epidemic Illusions

On the Coloniality of Global Public Health



A physician and anthropologist questions the Global North's "monopoly on truth" in global public health science.

In Epidemic Illusions, Eugene Richardson makes a provocative claim: that public health science manages and maintains global health inequity. Richardson, a physician and and anthropologist, examines the conventional public health approach to epidemiology through the lens of a participant-observer, identifying a dogmatic commitment to the quantitative paradigm. This paradigm, he argues, plays a role in causing and perpetrating public health crises. The mechanisms of public health science--and epidemiology in particular--that set public health agendas and claim a monopoly on truth stem from a colonial, racist, and patriarchal system that had its inception in 1492.

  • Published: 16 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9780262045605
  • Imprint: MIT Press Academic
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $42.99
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