The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is the first instalment of The SAGE Handbook of the Social Sciences series and encompasses major specialities as well as key interdisciplinary themes relevant to the field. Globally, societies are facing major upheaval and change, and the social sciences are fundamental to the analysis of these issues, as well as the development of strategies for addressing them. This handbook provides a rich overview of the discipline and has a future focus whilst using international theories and examples throughout. The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Anthropology is an essential resource for social scientists globally and contains a rich body of chapters on all major topics relevant to the field, whilst also presenting a possible road map for the future of the field. Part 1: Foundations; Part 2: Focal Areas; Part 3: Urgent Issues; and Part 4: Short Essays: Contemporary Critical Dynamics.

Governing Lives in the Times of Global Health

Governing Lives in the Times of Global Health

Governing lives in the times of global health
Veronica Gomez-Temesio Frédéric Le Marcis

Introduction: Global Health and the Political Treatability of Lives

There is no widely accepted definition of Global Health in the social sciences literature. It ‘…remains a diffuse and highly diverse arena of scholarship and practice’ (Craig and Corbett 2009: 168). An assemblage of flows of technics, knowledge, culture, money, people and values that transcend international boundaries. To take care of health, Global Health needs to be understood in a context of relations of power between states and between actors at different scales (local, national, international) (ibid., 2009; see also Lee, 2003; Nichter, 2008). Its actors multiplied and their ...

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