Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective / Edition 1

Globalization, Health, and the Environment: An Integrated Perspective / Edition 1

by Greg Guest
     
 

ISBN-10: 0759105812

ISBN-13: 9780759105812

Pub. Date: 09/28/2005

Publisher: AltaMira Press

Economic globalization has been a mixed blessing for health; however, editor Guest writes, two things are certain—that globalization is destabilizing in terms of its impacts on local environmental conditions, diet, health and demography, and that global processes exert tremendous influence over the distribution of disease and patterns in human health, hitting…  See more details below

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Economic globalization has been a mixed blessing for health; however, editor Guest writes, two things are certain—that globalization is destabilizing in terms of its impacts on local environmental conditions, diet, health and demography, and that global processes exert tremendous influence over the distribution of disease and patterns in human health, hitting hardest the populations with the fewest resources. Through case studies and analyses, Guest (Family Health International) and 15 contributors explore the links between health and environments that have been transformed through local processes of globalization, with a goal of stimulating the development of solutions. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759105812
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Globalization and the Environment Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 8.96(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1Globalization, health, and the environment : an introduction3
2Disease globalization in the third epidemiological transition27
3Poverty and violence, hunger and health : a political ecology of armed conflict55
4Globalization, migration, and indigenous commodification of medicinal plants in Chiapas, Mexico83
5Health ecology in Nunavut : Inuit elders' concepts of nutrition, health, and political change107
6Globalization, dietary change, and "second hair" illness in two Mesoamerican cultures133
7Canadian cases of the public health implications of global environmental and economic change159
8Urbanization, land use, and health in Baguio City, Philippines181
9Globalization, demography, and nutrition : a Bekaa Bedouin case study201
10The political ecology of dengue in Cuba and the Dominican Republic219
11International architecture for sustainable development and global health239

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