Global Health and the New World Order: Historical and Anthropological Approaches to a Changing Regime of Governance - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)
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Global Health and the New World Order: Historical and Anthropological Approaches to a Changing Regime of Governance - Social Histories of Medicine (Hardback)

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Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 06/10/2020
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The phrase 'global health' appears ubiquitously in contemporary medical spheres, from academic research programs to websites of pharmaceutical companies. In its most visible manifestation, global health refers to strategies addressing major epidemics and endemic conditions through philanthropy, and multilateral, private-public partnerships. This book explores the origins of global health, a new regime of health intervention in countries of the global South born around 1990, examining its assemblages of knowledge, practices and policies.

The volume proposes an encompassing view of the transition from international public health to global health, bringing together historians and anthropologists to analyse why new modes of "interventions on the life of others" recently appeared and how they blur the classical divides between North and South. The contributors argue that not only does the global health enterprise signal a significant departure from the postwar targets and modes of operations typical of international public health, but that new configurations of action have moved global health beyond concerns with infectious diseases and state-based programs.

The book will appeal to academics, students and health professionals interested in new discussions about the transnational circulation of drugs, bugs, therapies, biomedical technologies and people in the context of the "neo-liberal turn" in development practices.
This book is relevant to United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3, Good health and well-being.

Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9781526149671
Number of pages: 248
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm

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