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Contested Truths Over COVID-19 in East Africa : Examining Opposition to Public Health Measures in Tanzania and Uganda

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Lee, Jia Hui ; Meek, Laura ; Katumusiime, Jacob:
Contested Truths Over COVID-19 in East Africa : Examining Opposition to Public Health Measures in Tanzania and Uganda.
In: African Studies Review. Vol. 66 (2023) Issue 4 . - pp. 873-898.
ISSN 1555-2462
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2023.69

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Abstract in another language

The comparative analysis of three “contested truths” around COVID-19 in East Africa demonstrates that knowledge is a product of knotted, uneven, and disputed epistemological practices tied to structures of power. Lee, Meek, and Katumusiime examine: (1) the construction of a pan-African skepticism of COVID-19 that drew on anti-imperialist discourses; (2) social media posts through which Tanzanian digital publics critically evaluated steam inhalation as an alternative therapeutic for COVID-19; and (3) the resistance by many Ugandans to complying with public health measures such as lockdowns. “Contested truths” is used as an analytical framework to center the specificity and situatedness of truth-making in East Africa during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Abstract in another language

Uchanganuzi huu wa kulinganisha kweli tatu zinazoshindaniwa kuhusu Uviko-19 (COVID-19) ndani ya Afrika Mashariki unaonyesha kuwa maarifa ni zao la mazoea ya kielimu yenye mafundo, yasiyolingana, yanayobishaniwa na yanayofungamana na mifumo ya mamlaka. Lee, Meek, na Katumusiime wanachunguza (1) ujenzi wa mashaka ya pan-Afrika kuhusu Uviko-19 ambayo yanatokana na mijadala ya kupinga ubepari; (2) machapisho katika mitandao ya kijamii ambapo umma wa kidijitali wa Tanzania ulitathmini kwa kina uvutaji wa mvuke kama tiba mbadala ya Uviko-19; na (3) ukaidi wa Waganda wengi dhidi ya kutii sheria na taratibu za kiafya za umma kama vile kusitishwa kwa shughuli zote za umma. Wanapendekeza mfumo wa uchanganuzi wa “kweli zinazoshindaniwa” ambao unazingatia umaalum na hali ya kutengeneza/kutafuta ukweli ndani ya Afrika Mashariki wakati wa janga la Uviko-19.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: COVID-19; epistemology; global health; Tanzania; Uganda; digital publics; decoloniality; truth; civil society; protest
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Junior Professor Science and Technology Studies of the Global South
Faculties > Faculty of Cultural Studies > Junior Professor Science and Technology Studies of the Global South > Junior Professor Science and Technology Studies of the Global South - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jia Hui Lee
Research Institutions > Collaborative Research Centers, Research Unit > EXC 2052 - Africa Multiple: Afrikastudien neu gestalten
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology and anthropology
600 Technology, medicine, applied sciences > 610 Medicine and health
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2024 12:35
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2024 12:35
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/88332