Vincent Duclos

Vincent Duclos
Université du Québec à Montréal | UQAM · Department of Social and Public Communication

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In September 2004, former president of India Abdul Kalam proposed to connect Africa with India through a network aimed at providing healthcare services. Five years later, the Pan-African e-Network (PAN) was launched. PAN is a digital infrastructure connecting doctors and patients across the African continent with tertiary care hospitals in India. I...
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In the last few years, tracking systems that harvest web data to identify trends, calculate predictions, and warn about potential epidemic outbreaks have proliferated. These systems integrate crowdsourced data and digital traces, collecting information from a variety of online sources, and they promise to change the way governments, institutions, a...
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Over the last decades, care has proliferated as a notion aimed at capturing a vast array of practices, conditions, and sentiments. In this article, we argue that the analytics of care may benefit from being troubled, as it too often reduces the reproduction of life to matters of palliation and repair, fueling a politics of nationalism and identitar...
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Background In Burkina Faso, access to health services for women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHAs) remains limited. Mobile telephony offers an alternative solution for reaching these individuals. The objective of the study was to improve equity of access to health care and information among women and PLWHAs by reinforcing community...
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Background The implementation of mobile health (mHealth) projects in low- and middle-income countries raises high and well-documented expectations among development agencies, policymakers and researchers. By contrast, the expectations of direct and indirect mHealth users are not often examined. In preparation for a proposed intervention in the Noun...
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On every front, life is being mobilized. Connected and put in motion, activated and fast-forwarded, life is sped up in unprecedented ways. This Openings collection is premised on the conviction that the world is accelerating, and that anthropology needs to catch up. We do not make a claim for a faster anthropology, but rather for the crafting of co...
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Recent years were marked by the implementation of many eHealth projects using information and communication technologies to provide health services in developing countries. While generating great expectations, these projects remain poorly documented and available data suggest high failure rates. This raises a practical question: How are such eHealt...
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The purpose of this article is the relations between technology and humanity in the theory of the philosopher Peter Sloterdijk. For this, a particular importance is accorded to the reversal operated by Sloterdjik about the question of humanism in the work of Martin Heidegger. We will focalize on some points of divergence that emphasize the original...
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This Working Paper explores the relationship between space, media, and immunity in the work of Peter Sloterdijk. Modernity, argues Sloterdijk, may best be understood as a vast technical project aimed at compensating for a loss of insurance regarding our position in the world: the loss of a comforting roundness, of a being-inside the whole. What is...
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Using the case of the Pan-African e-Network, this Think Piece describes some of the practical and theoretical challenges presented by eHealth. At the junction of 'networked thinking' and clinical work, human lives come to matter in new ways, taking shape as objects of knowledge and intervention. The terrain on which this is happening is discursive,...
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The commercial activities of Indian companies in Africa have increased significantly in recent years. Based on anthropological interviews conducted in India, this paper addresses the discursive and commercial dimensions of the contemporary resurgence in Indo-African relations. I first offer a critical examination of discursive strategies inherent t...
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Les dernières années ont vu émerger de nombreuses initiatives ayant recours aux télé-technologies pour prendre en charge la santé à une échelle mondiale. Cet article retrace la généalogie d’un ensemble de discours et pratiques rassemblées sous le concept de cybersanté mondiale. D’une part, celle-ci émerge dans le contexte de la montée des technolog...
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This thesis investigates the emergence of spaces of care in the era of digital globalization. It revolves around several lines of inquiry into the Pan-African e-Network Project (PAN), an eHealth network through which tertiary hospitals in India provide teleconsultation services and continuing medical education to health centres across the African c...
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The last few years have witnessed a revival of Indo-African technoeconomic cooperation within a host of ICT-based projects aimed at promoting capacity-building. This article is an attempt at sketching out some of the most significant traits of this evolving trend based on a discussion of two landmark initiatives: the Indian Technical and Economic C...
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Cet article fait suite à une recherche de terrain menée auprès de migrants indiens de Montréal et dont l’objectif était de cerner le sens associé à la détresse chez ceux-ci et de constater les différentes stratégies thérapeutiques utilisées en sa présence ou pour la prévenir. L’article se concentre principalement sur la prise en charge de la détres...
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After two decades of agonizing mea culpa reflexivity, anthropologists seem shy about developing conclusions from their own fieldwork. Post-structuralism, neo-Marxism epistemologies, and English-lit postcolonialism are fine, but where's the specifically anthropological vision? Lewellen 2002:82 Du laboratoire à la rue, de la clinique à la piquerie en...
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A more substantial conceptualization of cultural experience is in order, one in which the collective and the individual are intertwined and run together and in which power and meaning are not placed in theoretical opposition but are shown to be intimately linked in an intersubjective matrix. Biehl, Good, and Kleinman 2007:14 En ce début de XXI e si...

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