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Global Health in Times of Violence

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Since World War II, at least 160 wars have erupted around the globe. Over 24 million people have died in these conflicts, and millions more suffered illness and injury, the vast majority non-combatants. How can medical professionals, policy makers, and concerned social scientists address the health needs of these most vulnerable victims? In this one-of-a-kind volume, leading scholars and practitioners examine the impact of structural, military, and communal violence on health, psychosocial well-being, and health care delivery. On a case-by-case basis ranging from the urban United States to rural Africa and Latin America, the authors investigate fields of violence that define our modern world. In these traumatic stories lie the seeds of solutions for the twenty-first century.

This volume springs from an ongoing collaboration between the School for Advanced Research and the Society for Applied Anthropology, intended to result in visible activities with lasting effects on the discipline of anthropology and the sciences. The publication of this book, and the SAR seminar from which it resulted, were inspired and generously supported by Eric and Barbara Dobkin through their commitment to scholarly enterprises that foster positive social change in our world.

To purchase, visit globalhealth.sarweb.org, or
call (888) 390-6070 and mention “GH Promotion” for free shipping via US Postal Service
(Media Mail).

Contributors: Philippe Bourgois, Paul Farmer, Didier Fassin, H. K. Heggenhougen, Carolyn Nordstrom, James Quesada, Barbara Rylko-Bauer, Merrill Singer, Linda Whiteford

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