When People Come First Critical Studies in Global Health

ISBN-10: 0691157391
ISBN-13: 9780691157399
Edition: 2013
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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/19/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

When People Come Firstcritically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach.Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care. The contributors explore the altered landscapes left behind after programs scale up, break down, or move on. We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast.When People Come Firstsets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures.

Adriana Petryna is the Edmund J. and Louise W. Kahn Term Professor in Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of "When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects" and the coeditor of "When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health" (both Princeton).

Critical Global Health
Jo�o Biehl
Evidence
Overview
A Return to the Magic Bullet?
Malaria and Global Health in the Twenty-First Century
Evidence-Based Global Public Health
Subjects, Profits, Erasures
The "Right to Know" or "Know Your Rights"?
Human Rights and a People-Centered Approach to Health Policy
Children as Victims
The Moral Economy of Childhood in the Times of AIDS
Interventions
Overview
Therapeutic Clientship
Belonging in Uganda's Projectified Landscape of AIDS Care
Susan Reynolds Whyte
The Struggle for a Public Sector
PEPFAR in Mozambique
The Next Epidemic
Pain and the Politics of Relief in Botswana's Cancer Ward
A Salvage Ethnography of the Guinea Worm
Witchcraft, Oracles and Magic in a Disease Eradication Program
Markets
Overview
Public-Private Mixes
The Market for Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs in India
Labor Instability and Community Mental Health
The Work of Pharmaceuticals in Santiago, Chile
The Ascetic Subject of Compliance
The Turn to Chronic Diseases in Global Health
Legal Remedies
Therapeutic Markets and the Judicialization of the Right to Health
Afterword The Peopling of Technologies
Contributors
Acknowledgments
References
Index

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