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By Elizabeth Hull

Contingent Citizens examines the ambiguous nation of South Africa's public region staff and the results for modern understandings of citizenship. It takes us within an ethnography of the pro ethic of nurses in a rural health facility in KwaZulu-Natal, formed by way of a deep heritage of venture drugs and altering types of new public administration. Liberal democratic ideas of 'transparency', 'decentralization' and 'rights', even though promising freedom from keep an eye on, usually generate worry and lack of confidence as a substitute. yet regardless of the pressures they face, Elizabeth Hull indicates that nurses draw on a variety of practices from foreign migration to new non secular activities, to claim new types of citizenship.

Focusing an anthropological lens on 'professionalism', Hull explores the most important fault traces of South Africa's fragmented social panorama – type, gender, race, and faith – to make an incredible contribution to the learn of sophistication formation and citizenship. This prize-winning monograph could be of curiosity to students of anthropology, improvement reports, sociology and international public health.

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