Health and healing have been critical in African and African-descended communities across the globe. As a result, this series will publish monographs and edited volumes on aspects of health and healing on the African continent and in the African Diaspora.
We welcome proposals on a variety of topics in particular, public health, global health security, health care delivery, innovation in health, epidemics, women and children’s health, masculinity and health, mental health, traditional healing, and community initiatives. We seek publications from a range of disciplines and in some cases are interdisciplinary in nature from the social sciences, public and global health, clinical sciences, and the humanities. In addition, we seek research and analyses from area studies that transcends health issues, including African Studies, African American Studies, Caribbean Studies, and Women and Gender Studies and work that is transnational and that in some cases straddles more than one country or region.
As this series grows, it will shape extant, emerging and new debates on health and healing central to Africa, its diaspora, and beyond.
Forthcoming books include:
Development and Women's Reproductive Health in Ghana, 1920-1982 by Holly Ashford
To submit a book proposal for this series please contact:
Helena Hurd [email protected] (Routledge Editor) and Donna Patterson (Series Editor) [email protected]
By Holly Ashford
December 09, 2022
This book investigates the history of women’s reproductive health in Ghana, arguing that between the 1920s and 1980s, it was largely driven by discourses of development and population control rather than a concern for women’s health or rights. Between the 1920s and 1980s, the choices that Ghanaian ...
By Alice Bullard
May 19, 2022
Spiritual and Mental Health Crisis in Globalizing Senegal explores the history of mental health in Senegal, and how psychological difficulties were expressed in the terms of spiritualism, magic, witchcraft, spirit possession, and ancestor worship. Focused on the effervescent and fruitful early ...