Book , Online in English

Reimagining global health : an introduction

[edited by] Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, Matthew Basilico.
  • Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.
  • 1 online resource (xxiii, 478 pages) ; illustrations, maps.
Subjects
Medical Subjects
Local Subjects
Genre
  • Electronic books.
Series
Summary
  • "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.
Contents
  • Introduction : A biosocial approach to global health / Paul Farmer ... [et al.]
  • Unpacking global health : theory and critique / Bridget Hanna, Arthur Kleinman
  • Colonial medicine and its legacies / Jeremy Greene ... [et al.]
  • Health for all? Competing theories and geopolitics / Matthew Basilico .... [et al.]
  • Redefining the possible : the global AIDS response / Luke Messac, Krishna Prabhu
  • Building an effective rural health delivery model in Haiti and Rwanda / Peter Drobac ... [et al.]
  • Scaling up effective delivery models worldwide / Jim Yong Kim ... [et al.]
  • The unique challenges of mental health and MDRTB : critical perspectives on metrics of disease / Anne Becker ... [et al.]
  • Values and global / Arjun Suri ... [et al.]
  • Taking stock of foreign aid / Jonathan Weigel, Matthew Basilico, Paul Farmer
  • Global health priorities for the early twenty-first century / Paul Farmer ... [et al.]
  • A movement for global health equity? A closing reflection / Matthew Basilico ... [et al.].
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Additional form
ISBN
  • 9780520954632 (electronic bk.)
  • 0520954637 (electronic bk.)
  • Alternate version: 9780520271975
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 855505495
  • OCLC: 855505495