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Globalization, Health and the Global South
A Critical Approach





ISBN 9781032126654
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
232 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations

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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.

Table of Contents

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

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Biography

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.