1st Edition

Globalization, Health and the Global South A Critical Approach

By Jimoh Amzat, Oliver Razum Copyright 2022
    232 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    232 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Globalization is a form of social change, reshaping the socio-spatial milieu in which humans strive, and in which health and disease are managed and controlled. And yet the effects of globalization are distributed unevenly, with opportunities open for some but not for all.

    Globalization, Health and the Global South is an important textbook for any student of this fascinating area. Examining the dynamics of globalization through the lens of the Global South, it highlights risks and vulnerabilities that affect different regions and contexts, exacerbating inequalities despite the continuing speed of global processes. The books takes a critical approach to the topic, offering readers a deep understanding of health discourses and discusses a range of key topics, including migrant health, the role of politics and diplomacy and the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Including further reading and end of chapter discussion questions, this essential textbook will be important reading for students across the health and social sciences.

    1.Conceptualizing Globalization and Health.  2.Many Faces of Globalization of Health.  3.Understanding Social and Global Determinants of Health.  4.Globalization and Health: A Theoretical Lens.  5.Globalization and the Rise of Noncommunicable Diseases in the Global South.  6.Globalization and Infectious Diseases in the Global South.  7.Globalization and Health: The Case of Coronavirus of 2019.  8.Global Health Politics and Diplomacy.  9.Globalization and Migrants' Health: A Global South Perspective.  10.Global Health Targets and Healthcare Situation in the Global South.  11.Global Health Initiatives in the Global South


    Jimoh Amzat is a full Professor at the Department of Sociology, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto (UDUS), Nigeria, and Senior Research Associate at the Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He was a recipient of Erasmus Mundus scholarships (both as a graduate student and a visiting scholar) and Alexander von Humboldt postdoctoral fellowship (Germany). His research work focuses on the African context of various health issues. Amzat has published books and numerous papers in peer-reviewed journals.

    Oliver Razum is full Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health, Bielefeld University, Germany, where he also heads the Department of Epidemiology and International Public Health. His main research field is social epidemiology with a particular focus on the health of immigrants, and on the role of contextual factors in the production of health inequalities. He has published over 200 scientific papers and numerous book chapters.

    Given the multidisciplinary character of globalisation and health, this textbook could be of use to a number of students in different disciplines from health social sciences to areas such as public health, bioethics and epidemiology. As an undergraduate student in International Relations and Development, this textbook would have served me well as an introduction to globalisation, encouraging me to take a critical approach to consider the myriad of factors that influence health. The final two chapters, Global Health Targets and the Global South and Global Health Initiatives in the Global South would be of particular interest to anyone studying in a similar field . . . The real strength of this textbook is its ability to explain sophisticated ideas in an accessible way, encouraging critical reflection from the reader. Overall, an excellent addition to many students' bookshelves, providing rich ground for interdisciplinary enquiry into globalisation and health. Sociology of Health and Illness