'Offers a novel and radical perspective on the emergence of the African body that transcends other writing in the field. Extensive and comprehensive, it covers an enormous span of history and breadth of literature. Highly original.'
David Armstrong, Guys Hospital, London
'An invaluable contribution to interpretive science, and a literary achievement.'
Wilhelm Jordaan, University of Pretoria
'An excellent contribution to crucial issues in the social sciences - subjectivity, power, knowledge, the production of truth, health and illness. Revolutionary in a particularly constructive sense.'
C.S. de Beer, Information Science, UNISA
'An unabashed application of Foucauldian ideas to the understanding of the African body. Butchart demonstrates the validity of this thesis in different contextual settings.'