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Global health and the new world order

Historical and anthropological approaches to a changing regime of governance

Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Claire Beaudevin, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell and Laurent Pordié

Global health and the new world order

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Book Information

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-4967-1
  • Pages: 248
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: November 2020
  • BIC Category: Anthropology, POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General, HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues, Society & social sciences / International institutions, Medical Anthropology, Medicine / History of medicine
  • Series: Social Histories of Medicine

Description

This book proposes an encompassing view of the transition from international public health to global health, bringing together historians and anthropologists exploring the relationship between knowledge, practices and policies. Historical and anthropological studies of the governance of health outside Europe and North America leave us with two gaps. The first is a temporal gap between the historiography of international public health through the 1970s and the numerous current anthropological studies of global health. The second gap originates in problems of scale. Macro-inquiries of institutions and politics abound, as do micro-investigations of local configurations. The book interrogates these gaps through an engagement between the disciplines, the harnessing of concepts (circulation, scale, transnationalism) that cross both domains, and the selection of four domains of interventions and globalisation: tuberculosis, mental health, medical genetics and traditional (Asian) medicines.

Contents

1 Global health and the new world order: introduction - Claire Beaudevin, Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, and Laurent Pordié
2 Standardization and localization in tuberculosis control - Nora Engel
3 The not so distant past, tuberculosis and the DOTS challenge - Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Christoph Gradmann and Andrew McDowell
4 Decolonizing, nationalizing, and globalizing the history of psychiatry: from colonial to cross-cultural psychiatry in Nigeria - Matthew M. Heaton
5 'Clearing the streets': enacting human rights in mental health care in Ghana - Ursula Read
6 You've got the point? Acupuncture and the techno-politics of bodyscape - Wen-Hua Kuo
7 Finding the global in the local: constructing population in the search for disease genes - Steve Sturdy
8 Rare genetic disease, global health and genomics: the case of R337h in Brazil - Sahra Gibbon
9 The World Health Organization's response to Ebola in historical perspective - Nitsan Chorev
10 Epilogue: in search of global health - Didier Fassin
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Editors

Jean-Paul Gaudilliere is historian of science and senior researcher at the French National Institute for Medical Research and coordinator of the European Research Council project 'From international to global: Knowledge, disease and the post-war government of health'

Claire Beaudevin is anthropologist and researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research

Christoph Gradmann is historian and Professor at the University of Oslo for the Department of Community Medicine and Global Health

Anne Lovell is anthropologist and senior researcher (emeritus) at the French National Institute for Medical Research

Laurent Pordié is anthropologist and researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research

Global health and the new world order

Edited by Jean-Paul Gaudillière, Claire Beaudevin, Christoph Gradmann, Anne M. Lovell, Laurent Pordié

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