Contingent Citizens: Professional Aspiration in a South by Elizabeth Hull

By Elizabeth Hull

Contingent Citizens examines the ambiguous country of South Africa's public zone employees and the consequences for modern understandings of citizenship. It takes us within an ethnography of the pro ethic of nurses in a rural sanatorium in KwaZulu-Natal, formed via a deep background of project medication and altering varieties of new public administration. Liberal democratic ideas of 'transparency', 'decentralization' and 'rights', even though promising freedom from regulate, usually generate worry and lack of confidence as a substitute. yet regardless of the pressures they face, Elizabeth Hull indicates that nurses draw on more than a few practices from foreign migration to new spiritual routine, to say new kinds of citizenship.

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

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