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Sickness and Wealth: The Corporate Assault on Global Health

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In this powerful and accessible collection of new essays, international scholars and activists examine how official and corporate actors of globalization-including multinationals, the IMF and World Bank, the World Trade Organization, and "first world" governments-have enacted policies that limit medical access and promote disease and death for many in the poor world. The contributors to "Sickness and Wealth "provide a history of health and "development" strategies; reveal the grim health consequences of these policies throughout the world; and highlight the work of activists and organizations currently working for improved global health.<P>Edited by affiliates of Health Alliance International, which is based at the University of Washington in Seattle, "Sickness and Wealth "features lucid explanations on this pressing topic, as well as instructive graphics and strong photography.<P>"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. <P>Authors include Vandana Shiva, revealing the effects of industrial agriculture on poor people's health; Patrick Bond, exposing the political roots of South Africa's cholera epidemic; Evelyne Hong, exploring the role of international agencies and corporations in health care; Seiji Yamada, documenting how militarism and war produce disease; and several writers describing how the struggle for people's health is, itself, becoming globalized.<P>Contributors include: Stephen Bezruchka, Joseph Brenner, Patrick Bond, Alejandro Ceron, Abhijit Das, Paul Davis, Meredith Fort, Oscar Gish, Steve Gloyd, Tim Holtz, Evelyne Hong, Celia Iriart, Patrick Kachur, Mary Anne Mercer, Emerson Merhy, Ellen Shaffer, Vand

About the Author

Meredith Fort, co-editor, is Globalization and Health Project Coordinator of Health Alliance International. Mary Anne Mercer, co-editor, is Deputy Director of Health Alliance International

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896087170
Editor:
Fort, Meredith
Editor:
Gish, Oscar
Revised:
Mercer, Maryann
Revised:
Gish, Oscar
Editor:
Gish, Oscar
Editor:
Fort, Meredith
Editor:
Mercer, Mary Anne
Author:
Mercer, Maryann
Author:
Gish, Gish
Author:
Mercer, Mercer
Author:
Gish, Oscar
Author:
Fort, Meredith
Editor:
Mercer, Mary Anne
Publisher:
South End Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Developing countries
Subject:
Industries - General
Subject:
General Political Science
Subject:
Health Policy
Subject:
World health
Subject:
Economic Conditions
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
June 2004
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
237
Dimensions:
8.7 x 5.6 x 0.6 in 14 oz

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