Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health: Emerging Crises and Systemic Solutions by Hans Baer, Merrill Singer | | 9781598743548 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health: Emerging Crises and Systemic Solutions

Global Warming and the Political Ecology of Health: Emerging Crises and Systemic Solutions

by Hans Baer, Merrill Singer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1598743546

ISBN-13: 9781598743548

Pub. Date: 11/30/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this groundbreaking, global analysis of the relationship between climate change and human health, Hans Baer and Merrill Singer inventory and critically analyze the diversity of significant and sometimes devastating health implications of global warming. Using a range of theoretical tools from anthropology, medicine, and environmental sciences, they present

Overview

In this groundbreaking, global analysis of the relationship between climate change and human health, Hans Baer and Merrill Singer inventory and critically analyze the diversity of significant and sometimes devastating health implications of global warming. Using a range of theoretical tools from anthropology, medicine, and environmental sciences, they present ecosyndemics as a new paradigm for understanding the relationship between environmental change and disease. They also go beyond the traditional concept of disease to examine changes in subsistence and settlement patterns, land-use, and lifeways, throwing the sociopolitical and economic dimensions of climate change into stark relief. Revealing the systemic structures of inequality underlying global warming, they also issue a call to action, arguing that fundamental changes in the world system are essential to the mitigation of an array of emerging health crises link to anthropogenic climate and environmental change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598743548
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2008
Series:
Advances in Critical Medical Anthro Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
936,829
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7

1 Global Warming: A Grave Contradiction of the Capitalist World System 17

2 Lifeways in Peril: The Impact of Global Warming on Settlement Patterns and Human Perceptions of Climate 49

3 An Age of Weather Extremes: Consequences for Human Subsistence, Water, and Nutrition 69

4 A Disturbed Planet: Heat Stress, Pollutants, and Environmental Diseases 87

5 Agents of Suffering: The Spread of Waterborne and Vector-Borne Infections 109

6 Ecosyndemics: The Interaction of Changing Environment and Disease 133

7 Adaptation Versus Mitigation: Why Existing Climate Regimes and "Green Capitalism" Are Not Enough to Contain Global Warming 161

8 Toward a Healthier Planet: The Creation of a Democratic Ecosocialist World System 187

References 203

Index 233

About the Authors 237

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