Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective / Edition 1by Greg Guest
Pub. Date: 09/28/2005
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Leading health scholars reveal the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. They explore the destabilizing impact of globalization on the planet's ecology, and on the health of the human populations that are dependent on the delicate global bionetwork. Their timely case studies describe the cultural adaptations of indigenous populations to their changing environments, evaluating their technological and global political-economic processes. The authors analyze local and global public health strategies, examine the association between globalization and demographies, and offer creative solutions for future health policies. This book will be a valuable resource for professionals in international health, medical anthropology, sociology and geography, environmental studies, and globalization studies.
Table of ContentsPart 1 Foreword Part 2 PART I: GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS Chapter 3 CHAPTER 1: Globalization, Health and the Environment: An Introduction Chapter 4 CHAPTER 2: Disease Globalization in the Third Epidemiological Transition Chapter 5 CHAPTER 3: Poverty and Violence, Hunger and Health: A Political Ecology of Armed Conflict Part 6 PART II: CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS Chapter 7 CHAPTER 4: Globalization, Migration, and Indigenous Commodification of Medicinal Plants in Chiapas, Mexico Chapter 8 CHAPTER 5: Health Ecology in Nunavut: Inuit Elders' Concepts of Nutrition, Health, and Political Change Chapter 9 CHAPTER 6: Globalization, Dietary Change, and "Second-Hair" Illness in Two Mesoamerican Cultures Part 10 PART III: POPULATION DYNAMICS Chapter 11 CHAPTER 7: Canadian Cases of the Public Health Implications of Global Environmental and Economic Change Chapter 12 CHAPTER 8: Urbanization, Land Use, and Health in Baguio City, Philippines Chapter 13 CHAPTER 9: Globalization, Demography, and Nutrition: A Bekaa Bedouin Case Study Part 14 PART IV: GOVERNANCE AND POLICY Chapter 15 CHAPTER 10: The Political Ecology of Dengue in Cuba and the Dominican Republic Chapter 16 CHAPTER 11: International Architecture for Sustainable Development and Global Health Part 17 Index Part 18 About the Authors
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