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Cobalt blues: The half life of radiotherapy in Uganda

When: Wednesday, 29 March 2017 - Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
WiSER Seminar Room, 6th Floor, Richard Ward Building
Start time:13:00

The Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research (WiSER) will host Marissa Mika from University College London to present this seminar.

Focusing on the history of cancer care in Uganda for the past 50 years, Mika will show how the historically situated techno-politics of a one-time radiotherapy donation continue to shape the ethical and practical realities of cancer care today in one corner of the Global South. This is a meditation on the "half-life" of machines, technocratic imaginaries, and the limits of repair in an unequal world.

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