Reimagining global health [electronic resource] : an introduction / [edited by] Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, Matthew Basilico
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1 online resource (xxiii, 478 pages) : illustrations, maps.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Introduction : A biosocial approach to global health / Paul Farmer [and others] -- Unpacking global health : theory and critique / Bridget Hanna, Arthur Kleinman -- Colonial medicine and its legacies / Jeremy Greene [and others] -- Health for all? Competing theories and geopolitics / Matthew Basilico [and others] -- Redefining the possible : the global AIDS response / Luke Messac, Krishna Prabhu -- Building an effective rural health delivery model in Haiti and Rwanda / Peter Drobac [and others] -- Scaling up effective delivery models worldwide / Jim Yong Kim [and others] -- The unique challenges of mental health and MDRTB : critical perspectives on metrics of disease / Anne Becker [and others] -- Values and global / Arjun Suri [and others] -- Taking stock of foreign aid / Jonathan Weigel, Matthew Basilico, Paul Farmer -- Global health priorities for the early twenty-first century / Paul Farmer [and others] -- A movement for global health equity? A closing reflection / Matthew Basilico [and others].
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"Bringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, Reimagining Global Health provides 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 throughout Reimagining Global Health bring 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"--Provided by publisher.
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Print version: Reimagining global health. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013 9780520271975 (DLC) 2013010762 (OCoLC)818734503
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