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Globalization, health, and the environment : an integrated perspective

Author: Greg Guest
Publisher: Lanham, MD : AltaMira Press, ©2005.
Series: Globalization and the environment, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Reveals the impact of globalization on human health, as it is mediated through environmental change. This book examines the bio-cultural intersection of health and the environment and the impact of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Greg Guest
ISBN: 0759105804 9780759105805 0759105812 9780759105812
OCLC Number: 58457251
Description: xi, 274 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Anthony McMichael --
PART I. GLOBAL TRANSFORMATIONS --
Globalization, health, and the environment: an introduction / Greg Guest, Eric C. Jones --
Disease globalization in the third epidemiological transition / George J. Armelagos, Kristin N. Harper --
Poverty and violence, hunger and health: a political ecology of armed conflict / Thomas L. Leatherman --
PART II. CULTURAL ADAPTATIONS --
Globalization, migration, and indigenous commodification of medicinal plants in Chiapas, Mexico / David G. Casagrande --
Health ecology in Nunavut: Inuit elders' concepts of nutrition, health, and political change / Ann McElroy --
Globalization, dietary change, and "second hair" illness in two Mesoamerican cultures / George E. Luber --
PART III. POPULATION DYNAMICS --
Canadian cases of the public health implications of global environmental and economic change / John Eyles, Nicole Consitt --
Urbanization, land use, and health in Baguio City, Philippines / Mary Anne Alabanza Akers, Timothy Akers --
Globalization, demography, and nutrition: a Bekaa Bedouin case study / Suzanne E. Joseph --
PART IV. GOVERNANCE AND POLICY --
The political ecology of Dengue in Cuba and the Dominican Republic / Linda M. Whiteford, Beverly Hill --
International architecture for sustainable development and global health / Paul R. Epstein, Greg Guest.
Series Title: Globalization and the environment, 5.
Responsibility: edited by Greg Guest.
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This collection boasts a remarkably cohesive set of readings on the unwieldy theme of globalization and health. Collectively, contributors cross local-global, ecological, geopolitical, temporal, and Read more...

 
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