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Author McMurray, Christine.

Title Diseases of globalization : socioeconomic transitions and health / Christine McMurray and Roy Smith
Published Sterling, VA ; London : Earthscan Publications, 2001


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Description vi, 200 pages ; 23 cm
Contents 1. The Issues -- 2. Equity, Sustainability and Modernization -- 3. The Determinants of Health -- 4. The Process of Marginalization -- 5. Economic Survival on the Periphery -- 6. Population and Health in Socialist Peripheral Countries -- 7. Uneven Progress in Health in the Pacific Region -- 8. A Portrait of Life at the Periphery -- 9. Economic and Social Supports for Unhealthy Lifestyles -- 10. Conclusion
Summary "The emergence of a global economy has led to the erosion of local autonomy and national sovereignty with an associated emphasis on the spread of liberal, free-market economics. A clear divide is appearing between those benefiting from and those disadvantaged by this process and among the most important consequences are changes in the patterns of health and the prevalence of disease." "While infant mortality is declining in most countries, and many formerly prevalent diseases are being successfully tackled, the move from subsistence to cash economies brings with it changes in diet, alcohol consumption and high levels of smoking with the result that non-communicable, 'lifestyle illnesses' such as heart disease and diabetes are spreading rapidly. Similarly, growing divisions of wealth add to the problem, bringing diseases relating to poverty and malnourishment, and also those caused by affluence and over-consumption." "Issues such as equitable and sustainable modernization, the determinants of health, the process of marginalization and survival strategies on the periphery are covered in this book. The authors draw on primary case study material, largely from societies in the Pacific region undergoing modernization, to provide information for tracking and assessing the full impacts of these changes."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [183]-194) and index
Subject Health transition -- Case studies.
World health -- Case studies.
Globalization -- Health aspects -- Case studies.
Health transition.
World health.
Globalization -- Health aspects.
Public health -- Mongolia.
Public health -- Uzbekistan.
Public health -- Marshall Islands.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Smith, Roy (Roy Hugh), 1956-
LC no. 2000050402
ISBN 1853837113 paperback
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