Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and incidents of skin cancer involved in the manifestations of this disorder. New prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods, genetic risk assessment for individuals, families, and communities, and novel genetic markers that may be used for developing new therapeutics for treating albinism are also discussed in detail. The book provides care management approaches that may be applied to instances of albinism in other regions, along with guiding principles for treating rare genetic disorders and stigmatized patient populations across the globe. Includes contributions from leading international contributors who examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular aspects of importance in sensitively managing albinism in Africa Discusses recent advances in our understanding of the pathobiology of albinism, while also offering a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye pigmentation, hair pigmentation, and rates of skin cancer Highlights new prenatal diagnostics and genetic testing methods and approaches to genetic risk assessment for individuals, families and communities

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  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 358 pages
  • ISBN : 0128133171
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg,Prashiela Manga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
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Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism
  • Author : Elvis Imafidon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2018
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Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism

Albinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa
  • Author : Jennifer Kromberg,Prashiela Manga
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 January 2018
GET THIS BOOKAlbinism in Africa

Albinism in Africa: Historical, Geographic, Medical, Genetic, and Psychosocial Aspects provides the first in-depth reference for understanding and treating patients of human albinism in Africa. Leading international contributors examine the historical, geographic, psychosocial, genetic and molecular considerations of importance in effectively and sensitively managing this genetic disorder. Foundational chapters covering the historical and psychosocial aspects of albinism are supplemented by discussions of the pathobiology of the disease, as well as a thorough analysis of the genetics of skin pigmentation, eye

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

African Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism
  • Author : Elvis Imafidon
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2018
GET THIS BOOKAfrican Philosophy and the Otherness of Albinism

Albinism is one of the foremost disability and public health issues in Africa today. It often makes headlines in local, national and international medias and forms the basis for intense advocacy at all levels. This is primarily due to the harmful representations of persons with albinism deeply entrenched in African traditions. These deeply rooted ideologies about albinism in African thought have largely promoted the continuous discrimination, stigmatization, harming, killing, commodification and violation of the human rights of persons with albinism

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 7 2019

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 7 2019
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pretoria University Law Press
  • Release : 01 January 2019
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African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 7 2019 2019 ISSN: 2311-8970 Pages: 279 Print version: Available Electronic version: Free PDF available About the publication The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights on the African continent. It provides an annual forum for scholarly analysis on issues pertaining to the human rights of persons

Protecting the Right to Life of People Living With Albinism. A Case Study of Kenya

Protecting the Right to Life of People Living With Albinism. A Case Study of Kenya
  • Author : Sylvia Waliaula
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release : 17 May 2019
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2018 in the subject Law - Public Law / Constitutional Law / Basic Rights, grade: 64, De Montfort University Leicester (Business and Law), course: LAW, language: English, abstract: This paper examines the question, how, based on the right to life, the lifes of people with albinism can and should be protected in the case of Kenya. The Right to life is an inherent right, and both state and non-state actors have legal obligations to refrain from intentional and unlawful

Golden Boy

Golden Boy
  • Author : Tara Sullivan
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 27 June 2013
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“Harrowing but ultimately redemptive…the murder of Tanzania's albinos is a real and horrific phenomenon of the past 15 years, a cold fact that makes the fictional events in ‘Golden Boy’ more moving and consequential than those in any dystopian young-adult chase-drama.” —The Wall Street Journal *"A riveting snapshot of one Tanzanian boy who makes himself matter." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review *“Readers will be haunted by Habo’s voice as he seeks a place of dignity and respect in society. An

Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease

Social Studies of Health, Illness and Disease
  • Author : Peter L. Twohig,Vera Kalitzkus
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release : 01 January 2008
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The studies of the human being in health and illness and how he can be cared for is concerned with more than the biological aspects and thus calls for a broader perspective. Social sciences and medical humanities give insight into the context and conditions of being ill, caring for the ill, and understanding disease in a respective socio-cultural frame. This book brings together scholars from various countries who are interested in deepening the interdisciplinary discourse on the subject. This book

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 5 2017

African Disability Rights Yearbook Volume 5 2017
  • Author : Charles Ngwena,Ilze Grobbelaar‐du Plessis,Helene Combrinck,Serges Djoyou Kamga
  • Publisher : Pretoria University Law Press
  • Release : 01 January 2017
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About the publication The African Disability Rights Yearbook addresses disability rights within the foundational structure laid down by the inaugural issue. The structure comprises a tripartite division between: articles; country reports; and shorter commentaries on recent regional and sub-regional developments. The African Disability Rights Yearbook aims to advance disability scholarship. Coming in the wake of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, it is the first peer-reviewed journal to focus exclusively on disability as human rights

African Skin and Hair Disorders, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics,

African Skin and Hair Disorders, An Issue of Dermatologic Clinics,
  • Author : Nonhlanhla P Khumalo
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 23 May 2014
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People of African ancestry have sensitive skin and may suffer from a wide variety of skin disorders. Hair disorders are also common and differ from those suffered by Caucasians. This issue of the Dermatologic Clinics focuses on the most common skin and hair disorders seen in black skin, with articles focusing on acne scarring, alopecia, keloids, and skin pigmentation. There are also articles addressing moisturizers for the skin and the effect of hair treatments on the hair and scalp. Also

Truevine

Truevine
  • Author : Beth Macy
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release : 18 October 2016
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the

Expressions of the Body

Expressions of the Body
  • Author : Charlotte Baker
  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 26 January 2021
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This book contributes to a growing corpus of writing on the body, bringing new perspectives to this fascinating and topical subject. Feminist, psychoanalytic and queer readings, among others, have demonstrated the extent of the functions and roles fulfilled by the body, as well as the number of critical perspectives it can serve. However, by and large, African representations of the body have been overlooked. This coherent volume brings together essays on the portrayal of the body in African art, film,

Zebra Crossing

Zebra Crossing
  • Author : Meg Vandermerwe
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 01 March 2014
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Ghost. Ape. Living dead. Young and albino, Chipo has been called many things, but to her mother – Zimbabwe’s most loyal Manchester United supporter – she had always been a gift. On the eve of the World Cup, Chipo and her brother flee to Cape Town, hoping for a better life and to share in the excitement of the greatest sporting event ever to take place in Africa. But the Mother City’s infamous Long Street is a dangerous place for

Pediatric Dermatology E-Book

Pediatric Dermatology E-Book
  • Author : Lawrence A. Schachner,Ronald C. Hansen
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 08 February 2011
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The latest edition of Pediatric Dermatology, edited by Lawrence A. Schachner, MD and Ronald C. Hansen, MD brings you the detailed guidance you need to effectively diagnose and treat pediatric skin conditions. Review topics from keratinization to stem cell therapy, and gain expert guidance from international contributors. Now in a comprehensive format with 40% all new clinical photos, this resource is ideal for clinical practice. Refer to full-color photographs that accurately capture the appearance of a wide range of skin disorders.