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The Resource The war machine and global health : a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry, edited by Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge

The war machine and global health : a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry, edited by Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge

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The war machine and global health : a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry
Title
The war machine and global health
Title remainder
a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry
Statement of responsibility
edited by Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the contemporary world, war rivals infectious disease as a global cause of morbidity and mortality. Since the end of World War II, there have been at least 160 wars around the world with as many as 25 million (and probably many more) people killed, most of them civilians. Directly or indirectly, war touches the lives of most people on the planet, often with lasting and costly impact. Framed by the holistic and ethnographically grounded theoretical perspective of critical medical anthropology, and more broadly by the political economy of health, this book of essays by leading medical anthropologists and other health social scientists carefully examines the global effects of war, the war industry, and the international weapons trade on human health and well-being. Further, this book goes beyond offering a lively and readable account of a pressing health concern by critically analyzing the political and economic forces driving the war machine to inflict ever-increasing levels of social suffering and loss of life."--Pub. desc
Action
committed to retain for EAST
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA646
LC item number
.W372 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 C-796
  • WA 530.1
NLM item number
W253 2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Singer, Merrill
  • Hodge, G. Derrick
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • War
  • World health
  • Volksgesundheit
  • Gesundheitsschaden
  • Bewaffneter Konflikt
  • Global Health
  • Violence
  • Warfare
Label
The war machine and global health : a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry, edited by Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The myriad impacts of the war machine on global health / Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge -- The echoes of war : effects of early malnutrition on adult health / Patrick F. Clarkin -- War and the public health disaster in Iraq / Scott Harding and Kathryn Libal -- Children and revolution : mental health and psychosocial well-being of child soldiers in Nepal / Brandon A. Kohrt ... [et al.] -- The causes and human costs of targeting Iraq / Elaine A. Hills and Dahlia S. Wasfi -- The impact of the war machine on global warming and health : a political-ecological perspective / Hans Baer -- Dying of sorrow : expulsion, empire, and the people of Diego Garcia / David Vine -- Hasbara, health care, and the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories / Avram Bornstein -- Waging war on the wageless : extrajudicial killings, private armies, and the poor of Honduras / Adrienne Pine -- Olive drab and white coats : U.S. military medical teams interoperating with Guatemala / Abagail E. Adams -- Conclusion: The political economy and critical geography of the war machine / G. Derrick Hodge and Merrill Singer
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 339 p.
Isbn
9780759111905
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009038592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)439471943
  • (OCoLC)ocn439471943
Label
The war machine and global health : a critical medical anthropological examination of the human costs of armed conflict and the international violence industry, edited by Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The myriad impacts of the war machine on global health / Merrill Singer and G. Derrick Hodge -- The echoes of war : effects of early malnutrition on adult health / Patrick F. Clarkin -- War and the public health disaster in Iraq / Scott Harding and Kathryn Libal -- Children and revolution : mental health and psychosocial well-being of child soldiers in Nepal / Brandon A. Kohrt ... [et al.] -- The causes and human costs of targeting Iraq / Elaine A. Hills and Dahlia S. Wasfi -- The impact of the war machine on global warming and health : a political-ecological perspective / Hans Baer -- Dying of sorrow : expulsion, empire, and the people of Diego Garcia / David Vine -- Hasbara, health care, and the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories / Avram Bornstein -- Waging war on the wageless : extrajudicial killings, private armies, and the poor of Honduras / Adrienne Pine -- Olive drab and white coats : U.S. military medical teams interoperating with Guatemala / Abagail E. Adams -- Conclusion: The political economy and critical geography of the war machine / G. Derrick Hodge and Merrill Singer
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 339 p.
Isbn
9780759111905
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009038592
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)439471943
  • (OCoLC)ocn439471943

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