Globalization, Health, and the Environment An Integrated Perspective

ISBN-10: 0759105812
ISBN-13: 9780759105812
Edition: 2005
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List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 9/21/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Leading health scholars reveal the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. Through case studies of cultures around the world, they examine the bio-cultural intersection of health and the environment and the impact of rapid change, technological development and the expansion of the global economy. This book will be valuable to professionals in international health, medical anthropology, geography and sociology, environmental studies, and globalization studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Paul R. Epstein, MD, MPH, is Associate Director of the Center for Health and Global Environment at Harvard Medical School and a medical doctor trained in tropical health. He contributed to the work of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.Dan Ferberis a contributing correspondent forSciencemagazine. His feature articles have appeared in many publications, includingPopular Science, Audubon,andNature Conservancy.

Foreword
Global Transformations
Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Introduction
Disease Globalization in the Third Epidemiological Transition
Poverty and Violence, Hunger and Health: A Political Ecology of Armed Conflict
Cultural Adaptations
Globalization, Migration, and Indigenous Commodification of Medicinal Plants in Chiapas, Mexico
Health Ecology in Nunavut: Inuit Elders' Concepts of Nutrition, Health, and Political Change
Globalization, Dietary Change, and "Second Hair" Illness in Two Mesoamerican Cultures
Population Dynamics
Canadian Cases of the Public Health Implications of Global Environmental and Economic Change
Urbanization, Land Use, and Health in Baguio City, Philippines
Globalization, Demography, and Nutrition: A Bekaa Bedouin Case Study
Governance and Policy
The Political Ecology of Dengue in Cuba and the Dominican Republic
International Architecture for Sustainable Development and Global Health
Index
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