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Do we confuse globalization for Americanization? What are the distinctive elements in the interplay of the local and the global?This much needed book is the first full length text to examine globalization from the perspective of both the West and the East. It considers globalization as a general social and economic process, and the challenges it presents for Western social science. The meaning of a global perspective is explored through various concrete examples: religion, migration, medicine, terrorism, global disasters, citizenship, multiculturalism, media and popular culture. Introduced with a forward from Roland Robertson the book is brimming with novel interpretations and fresh insights that will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of globalization.

Medical Globalization
Medical globalization
Introduction: The End of the Golden Age of Medicine

From 1910 to 1970 scientific medicine enjoyed a golden age of increasing influence, status and wealth. Research hospitals were models of scientific excellence, acute diseases that had ravaged Western societies were being eliminated, and the medical profession enjoyed the trust and respect ...

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