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Global Health Inequities

A Sociological Perspective

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 200
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Sociology for Globalizing Societies

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Despite living in a 'globalized' world where advances in medicine, technology and science come at an ever-increasing pace, there exist staggering inequalities in health. Even as we celebrate new pharmaceutical developments,...

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Despite living in a 'globalized' world where advances in medicine, technology and science come at an ever-increasing pace, there exist staggering inequalities in health. Even as we celebrate new pharmaceutical developments, access to already-existing medicines is hindered by economic and political barriers for poor people around the world. Critical but accessible, Global Health Inequities questions taken-for-granted assumptions, showing how breakthroughs in biomedicine alone cannot address inequities in health. The book's analysis of theory and empirical work elucidates key debates and highlights the most significant challenges facing global health today, including the growing burden of chronic non-communicable diseases and the persistent injustice of neglected tropical diseases. Fernando De Maio identifies the need for sociological analysis in global health, drawing together research from public health, sociology, anthropology and related fields, in order to expand the scope of the medical gaze towards a more holistic and structural perspective of health inequity.

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Responds to the growing academic interest in globalization across various subject areas
Takes a critical approach, combining theory with empirical data to consider the key areas of debate
Interdisciplinary, so will appeal to a broad range of students from different disciplines

1. Introduction
2. Understanding Global Health
3. The Epidemiological Transition
4. The Burden of Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases
5. Neglected Tropical Diseases
6. Treating the Sick
7. Reducing Health Inequities
Conclusion.

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Fernando De Maio is Associate Professor in Sociology at DePaul University, USA. He has widely researched and published in the field of health inequities, particularly in Latin America. He is author of Health and Social Theory, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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Fernando De Maio is Associate Professor in Sociology at DePaul University, USA. He has widely researched and published in the field of health inequities, particularly in Latin America. He is author of Health and Social Theory, also published by Palgrave Macmillan.

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