Decolonising Parasitology: The Case of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense

Steverding, Dietmar and Tyler, Kevin M. (2021) Decolonising Parasitology: The Case of Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense. Trends in Parasitology, 37 (6). pp. 461-464. ISSN 1471-4922

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Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense was named after Rhodesia which in turn was named after the British imperialist and white supremacist Cecil Rhodes. In the light of the Black Lives Matter movement and contemporary consciousness of post-colonial legacy, it seems opportune to reconsider the subspecies name. Pros and cons of renaming T. b. rhodesiense are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: black lives matter,cecil rhodes,rhodesia,trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense,decolonisation,parasitology,infectious diseases,sdg 3 - good health and well-being ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400/2405
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 20 Mar 2021 00:54
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 16:19
DOI: 10.1016/

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