Global Pharmaceuticals: Ethics, Markets, Practices
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BeschreibungAnthropological study of the globalization of pharmaceuticals and its effects on local cultures, health, and economics.
InhaltsverzeichnisContributors. Kalman Applbaum, Joao Biehl, Ranendra K. Das, Veena Das, David Healy, Arthur Kleinman, Betty Kyaddondo, Andrew Lakoff, Anne Lovell, Lotte Meinert, Adriana Petryna, Michael A. Whyte, Susan Reynolds Whyte
PortraitAdriana Petryna is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Associate Fellow, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania. She is the author of "Life Exposed: Biological Citizens after Chernobyl."Andrew Lakoff is Assistant Professor of Sociology and Science Studies at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of "Pharmaceutical Reason: Knowledge and Value in Global Psychiatry."Arthur Kleinman is the Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University. Among his books are "Writing at the Margin: Discourse between Anthropology and Medicine" and "The Illness Narratives: Suffering, Healing, and the Human Condition."
Pressestimmen"Hundreds of millions of people around the world are denied access to desperately needed medications. Eliminating the inequalities of the current system of drug production and distribution requires a deep and nuanced understanding of that system. By offering ethnographically-grounded investigations of the dynamics of the global pharmaceutical industry, this volume advances significantly an urgent research agenda." Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Director, Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization "Hundreds of millions of people around the world are denied access to desperately needed medications. Eliminating the inequalities of the current system of drug production and distribution requires a deep and nuanced understanding of that system. By offering ethnographically grounded investigations of the dynamics of the global pharmaceutical industry, this volume advances significantly an urgent research agenda."--Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Director, Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization "This collection of brilliantly incisive essays gives us the necessary standpoint from which to view the increasing global circulation of pharmaceuticals, the spreading influence of 'Big Pharma,' and the growing use of medication to shape identities in a neoliberal world order. It is a work of superior, innovative scholarship, addressing issues of major contemporary significance."--Warwick Anderson, author of The Cultivation of Whiteness: Science, Health, and Racial Destiny in Australia "Covering an extremely timely topic, Global Pharmaceuticals is a strong and innovative volume with substantial field-based insider knowledge of how pharmaceuticals actually attach themselves to and transform local social relations."--Rayna Rapp, author of Testing Women, Testing the Fetus: The Social Impact of Amniocentesis in America "This is a must read for anyone who wants to understand the complex local nuances involved as neo-liberal globalisation increasingly redefines the location of human rights, justice and equity away from the social sphere and towards the individual body of the biotechnical citizen." Sami Timimi, British Journal of Psychiatry
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: DUKE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2006
Seitenanzahl: 301 Seiten