Reimagining Global Health An Introduction

ISBN-10: 0520271998
ISBN-13: 9780520271999
Edition: 2013
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Description: Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman,Reimagining Global Healthprovides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed  More...

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 9/7/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 520
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.178

Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman,Reimagining Global Healthprovides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the study of global health. Insisting on an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems.The case studies presented throughoutReimagining Global Healthbring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

Arthur Kleinmanis Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University;Yunxiang Yanis a Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles;Jing Junis a Professor at Tsinghua University (Beijing);Sing Leeis a Professor at Chinese University of Hong Kong;Everett Zhangis a Professor at Princeton University;Pan Tianshuis a Professor at Fudan University (Shanghai);Wu FeiandGuo Jinhuaare Professors at Peking University (Beijing).

List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface
Introduction: A Biosocial Approach to Global Health
Unpacking Global Health: Theory and Critique
Colonial Medicine and Its Legacies
Health for All? Competing Theories and Geopolitics
Redefining the Possible: The Global AIDS Response
Building an Effective Rural Health Delivery Model in Haiti and Rwanda
Scaling Up Effective Delivery Models Worldwide
The Unique Challenges of Mental Health and MDRTB: Critical Perspectives on Metrics of Disease
Values and Global Health
Taking Stock of Foreign Aid
Global Health Priorities for the Early Twenty-First Century
A Movement for Global Health Equity? A Closing Reflection
Appendix: Declaration of Alma-Ata
Notes
List of Contributors
Acknowledgments
Index

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