Globalization On the Ground: Health, Development, and Volunteerism in Meatu, Tanzania

dc.contributor.authorNichols-Belo, Amyen
dc.contributor.committeechairDowney, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberHalfon, Saul E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberNespor, Jan K.en
dc.contributor.departmentScience and Technology Studiesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:36:54Zen
dc.date.adate2003-08-20en
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:36:54Zen
dc.date.issued2003-05-29en
dc.date.rdate2004-08-20en
dc.date.sdate2003-06-05en
dc.description.abstractAHEAD (Adventures in Health, Education, and Agricultural Development) is a small grass-roots non-governmental organization working in the rural Meatu, District in Northern Tanzania. The AHEAD project employs Tanzanian nurses who provide health education, child weighing and nutritional counseling, family planning, and antenatal services. AHEAD has recently developed a water quality testing initiative in order to combat unsafe water supplies using solar pasteurization. Dr. Robert Metcalf, an AHEAD volunteer offers "expertise" to Meatu through transfer of solar cooking technology. Each summer, AHEAD takes volunteers into this setting who bring with them both "altruistic" and non-altruistic reasons for volunteering, economic and social capital, and a taste of the world beyond Meatu. This thesis looks at the Summer 2001 AHEAD experience ethnographically from three perspectives: 1) as public health practice, 2) in relation to the contested domain of international "development" , and 3) situated within the larger literature of non-profit and volunteer action research. These three snapshots of AHEAD suggest a project of globalization, theorized as the flow of people, goods, and information across boundaries.en
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen
dc.identifier.otheretd-06052003-143838en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06052003-143838/en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42860en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartTitle-abstract.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartReferences.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartNichols-Belo_CV.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartFrontmatter.pdfen
dc.relation.haspartBody.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEthnographyen
dc.subjectSolar Water Pasteurizationen
dc.subjectNPVARen
dc.subjectAnthropology of Science and Technologyen
dc.subjectWater Quality Testingen
dc.subjectApproprate Technologyen
dc.subjectShinyanga Regionen
dc.subjectMeatu Districten
dc.subjectTanzaniaen
dc.subjectExpertiseen
dc.subjectGlobalizationen
dc.subjectVolunteerismen
dc.subjectDevelopmenten
dc.subjectPublic Healthen
dc.subjectAHEAD Projecten
dc.titleGlobalization On the Ground: Health, Development, and Volunteerism in Meatu, Tanzaniaen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.disciplineScience and Technology Studiesen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen
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