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    DescriptionBringing together the experience, perspective and expertise of Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Arthur Kleinman, "Reimagining Global Health" provides an original, compelling introduction to the field of global health. Drawn from a Harvard course developed by their student Matthew Basilico, this work provides an accessible and engaging framework for the study of global health. Insisting on an approach that is historically deep and geographically broad, the authors underline the importance of a transdisciplinary approach, and offer a highly readable distillation of several historical and ethnographic perspectives of contemporary global health problems. The case studies presented throughout "Reimagining Global Health" bring together ethnographic, theoretical, and historical perspectives into a wholly new and exciting investigation of global health. The interdisciplinary approach outlined in this text should prove useful not only in schools of public health, nursing, and medicine, but also in undergraduate and graduate classes in anthropology, sociology, political economy, and history, among others.

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    Reimagining Global Health
    An Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul Farmer, Edited by Arthur Kleinman, Edited by Jim Yong Kim, Edited by Matthew Basilico
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 504
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 35 mm
    Weight: 513 g
    ISBN 13: 9780520271999
    ISBN 10: 0520271998

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    Illustrations note
    41 b/w photographs, 35 line illustrations, 12 maps, 10 tables
    University of California Press
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    University of California Press
    Publication date
    06 December 2013
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    Author Information
    Paul Farmer is co-founder of Partners In Health and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He has authored numerous books, including Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and The New War on the Poor. Jim Yong Kim is co-founder of Partners In Health and the current President of the World Bank Group. Arthur Kleinman is Professor of Anthropology at Harvard University and Professor of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of numerous influential works including The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, And The Human Condition. Matthew Basilico is a medical student at Harvard Medical School and a PhD candidate in economics at Harvard University. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Malawi, where he has lived and worked with his wife Marguerite.
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    "Reimagining Global Health will surely prove useful as an introductory textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in public health, human biology and anthropology, and various other disciplines." American Journal of Human Biology 20140401 "This well-written and accessible introduction to problems of global health will shape the developing discipline's future and bring attention to the pressing need for global health equity." Medical Humanities 20140422
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    "Lucky Harvard students! Having these teachers. And lucky students elsewhere when they have the chance to read this important book. I was familiar in one way or another with most of the material covered by this book and I could not put it down."--Michael Marmot, University College, London, Institute of Healthy Equity ""Reimagining Global Health" is a well written text based on extensive research, teaching and practical experience. The fact that it is based on three years of teaching a course implies that it has been finely honed by responses from students. It is superbly researched and written and provides many new angles and fresh perspectives."--Solly Benatar, Professor, Dalla School of Public Health and Joint Centre for Bioethics, University of Toronto
    Table of contents
    List of Illustrations and Tables Preface by Paul Farmer 1. Introduction: A Biosocial Approach Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Arthur Kleinman, Matthew Basilico 2. Unpacking Global Health: Theory and Critique Bridget Hanna, Arthur Kleinman 3. Colonial Medicine and Its Legacies Jeremy Greene, Marguerite Thorp Basilico, Heidi Kim, Paul Farmer 4. Health for All? Competing Theories and Geopolitics Matthew Basilico, Jonathan Weigel, Anjali Motgi, Jacob Bor, Salmaan Keshavjee 5. Redefining the Possible: The Global AIDS Response Luke Messac, Krishna Prabhu 6. Building an Effective Rural Health Delivery Model in Haiti and Rwanda Peter Drobac, Matthew Basilico, Luke Messac, David Walton, Paul Farmer 7. Scaling Up Effective Delivery Models Worldwide Jim Yong Kim, Michael Porter, Joseph Rhatigan, Rebecca Weintraub, Matthew Basilico, Paul Farmer 8. The Unique Challenges of Mental Health and MDRTB: Critical Perspectives on Metrics of Disease Burden Anne Becker, Anjali Motgi, Jonathan Weigel, Giuseppe Raviola, Salmaan Keshavjee, Arthur Kleinman 9. Values and Global Health Arjun Suri, Jonathan Weigel, Luke Messac, Marguerite Thorp Basilico, Matthew Basilico, Bridget Hanna, Salmaan Keshavjee, Arthur Kleinman 10. Taking Stock of Foreign Aid Paul Farmer, Jonathan Weigel, Matthew Basilico 11. Global Health Priorities for the Early Twenty-First Century Jonathan Weigel, Matthew Basilico, Vanessa Kerry, Madeleine Ballard, Anne Becker, Gene Bukhman, Ophelia Dahl, Andy Ellner, Louise Ivers, David Jones, John Meara, Joia Mukherjee, Amy Sievers, Alyssa Yamamoto, Paul Farmer 12. A Movement for Global Health Equity? Matthew Basilico, Vanessa Kerry, Luke Messac, Arjun Suri, Jonathan Weigel, Marguerite Thorp Basilico, Joia Mukherjee, Paul Farmer Appendix: Declaration of Alma-Ata Notes Notes on Contributors Acknowledgments Index