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The Resource When people come first : critical studies in global health, edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna, (electronic resource)

When people come first : critical studies in global health, edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna, (electronic resource)

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When people come first : critical studies in global health
Title
When people come first
Title remainder
critical studies in global health
Statement of responsibility
edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care. The contributors explore the altered landscapes left behind after programs scale up, break down, or move on. We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast.When People Come First sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures"--
  • "When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. It brings together an international and interdisciplinary group of scholars to address the medical, social, political, and economic dimensions of the global health enterprise through vivid case studies and bold conceptual work. The book demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. Topics include the limits of technological quick fixes in disease control, the moral economy of global health science, the unexpected effects of massive treatment rollouts in resource-poor contexts, and how right-to-health activism coalesces with the increased influence of the pharmaceutical industry on health care. The contributors explore the altered landscapes left behind after programs scale up, break down, or move on. We learn that disease is really never just one thing, technology delivery does not equate with care, and biology and technology interact in ways we cannot always predict. The most effective solutions may well be found in people themselves, who consistently exceed the projections of experts and the medical-scientific, political, and humanitarian frameworks in which they are cast. When People Come First sets a new research agenda in global health and social theory and challenges us to rethink the relationships between care, rights, health, and economic futures"--
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Dewey number
362.1
LC call number
RA441
LC item number
.W44 2013
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1966-
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  • Biehl, João Guilherme
  • Petryna, Adriana
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  • World health
  • Public health
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
Label
When people come first : critical studies in global health, edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-424) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000888363
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780691157382
Lccn
2012049338
Specific material designation
remote
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(WaSeSS)ssj0000888363
Label
When people come first : critical studies in global health, edited by João Biehl and Adriana Petryna, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-424) and index
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000888363
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
446 pages
Isbn
9780691157382
Lccn
2012049338
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)ssj0000888363

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