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When People Come First: Critical Studies in Global Health

When People Come FirstEdited by JoĆ£o Biehl & Adriana Petryna. Published by Princeton University Press, Princeton. 2013. ISBN#9780691157399.

When People Come First critically assesses the expanding field of global health. The book 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. It demonstrates the crucial role of ethnography as an empirical lantern in global health, arguing for a more comprehensive, people-centered approach. For more information please click on the books website


Sickness and Wealth - The Corporate Assault on Global Health

Sickness and Wealth
Edited by Meredith Fort, Mary Anne Mercer, Oscar Gish. Published by South End Press, Boston. 2004. ISBN #0-89608-716-6 (now available in Spanish)

Sickness and Wealth provides a history and context for health and development strategies; shows how profit-driven "development" policies are being exported to countries throughout the world; and reveals the actual health consequences of profit-driven policies, and highlights the work of several social movements currently confronting globalization and working toward improved health.

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