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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
 

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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

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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 Anthropology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
238
Sales rank:
1,173,623
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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