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Published: 01 May 2021
figure 8 2015 public-health campaign image attributed to the World Health Organization. More
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Public Culture (2008) 20 (3): 467–477.
Published: 01 September 2008
...Georges Canguilhem If a definition of health were possible without reference to some explicit knowledge, where would we seek its foundation? In this essay Georges Canguilhem takes up this question within philosophy, science, and medicine, exposing the assumptions necessary for various notions...
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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 77–106.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Lisa Richaud; Ash Amin While previous studies have documented the trials of rural-to-urban migration in postreform China, little is known of the consequences of urban demolition and attendant uncertainty on migrant mental health. Exploring the affective and subjective dimensions of life lived...
Published: 01 May 2014
Figure 4 Reprinted from Anthony Costello et al., “Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change: Lancet and University College London Institute for Global Health Commission,” Lancet 373, no. 9676 (2009): 1693–1733, with permission from Elsevier. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii More
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Public Culture (2014) 26 (1 (72)): 101–126.
Published: 01 January 2014
... interventions gather momentum within affective economies that cater to naturalized orientations to children such as sympathy and compassion while obscuring the fiscal and opportunity costs of public health programs. By describing how emotionally invested parent advocates have marshaled affect within newborn...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (3 68): 457–464.
Published: 01 September 2012
..., it is better understood in terms of the fracture of a fragile alliance among virologists, public health experts, and biosecurity officials around the problem of pandemic preparedness. forum The Risks of Preparedness...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 213–219.
Published: 01 May 2015
...Theresa MacPhail This essay examines the “era of big data” through the lens of recent attempts at its application within the realm of public health. Arguing that debates about big data’s newness or usefulness are misplaced, I suggest that big data is less about finding solutions to complex social...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (3 (77)): 427–447.
Published: 01 September 2015
... in humanitarian practice. Drawing from ethnographic research with a Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders mental health project in the Burj al-Barajneh Palestinian refugee camp in the southern suburbs of Beirut, it argues that in conditions of chronic need, and in circumstances where it is nearly...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (2): 333–368.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Bishnupriya Ghosh The essay analyzes a 2002 anti-Coca Cola struggle in Plachimada, a village in South India, that mushroomed into a coalition of demands on resource extraction, health, and regulated foreign investments by 2004. The primary focus is on the expressive play with symbols necessary...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (2 (79)): 237–259.
Published: 01 May 2016
... in efforts to sustain the existence of nonhuman life in a setting of intense competition over a diminishing and essential resource? What forms of knowledge are developed to gauge the health of threatened species, and what techniques are used to regulate the provision of water in the name of species...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (3 (71)): 523–550.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Side of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) has attempted to stem the tide of un- and underinsured patients draining the hospital’s resources through a rhetoric of community and population health that could be rendered as a form both of research and of service. To do this, the UCMC...
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Public Culture (2018) 30 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 May 2018
... cultural shifts accompanied these medical debates and developments. Randomized controlled trials now dominate as an evidentiary form in tuberculosis control with implications for how global health efforts roll out across diverse cultural contexts. A pharmaceutical approach drives the international export...
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Public Culture (2013) 25 (1 (69)): 115–141.
Published: 01 January 2013
... to hydrate their communities. Such demonization is paralleled by legal crackdowns and the deliberate destruction of improvised water infrastructure. The essay uses the Mumbai case study to reveal the costs of marginalizing the majority urban poor in global megacities: in public health, death rates...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (2 (94)): 137–147.
Published: 01 May 2021
... the most vulnerable among us; they also shift responsibility for failing to prepare public‐health systems for a pandemic away from governments and onto the individual user struggling to contain its worst effects. In the process, contact‐tracing applications change the definition of failure. They also...
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Public Culture (2005) 17 (3): 467–486.
Published: 01 September 2005
...Melanie Rock © 2005 by Duke University Press 2005 Melanie Rock is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of Calgary. She also is affiliated with the Department of Anthropology and the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary...
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Public Culture (2015) 27 (2 (76)): 361–386.
Published: 01 May 2015
... to constructed origin points as they travel through global research and commodity networks. References Adams Vincanne Novotny Thomas Leslie Hannah . 2008 . “ Global Health Diplomacy .” Medical Anthropology 27 , no. 2 : 315 – 23 . Appadurai Arjun . 2003 . “ Sovereignty without...
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Public Culture (2001) 13 (2): 267–292.
Published: 01 May 2001
.... Igun, U. A. 1987 . Why we seek treatment here: Retail pharmacy and clinical practice in Maiduguri, Nigeria. Social Science and Medicine 24 : 689 -95. Jaffre, Yannick, and Alain Prual. 1994 . Midwives in Niger: An uncomfortable position between social behaviours and health care constraints...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 187–209.
Published: 01 January 2010
... infrastructure. The scale of the poor housing situation for indigenous Australians is subject to highly fallible calculations; but drawing on information from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW 2005), the high dependency on government supply for indigenous accommodation becomes clear...
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Public Culture (2004) 16 (3): 453–477.
Published: 01 September 2004
...Frédéric Le Marcis © 2004 by Duke University Press 2004 Frédéric Le Marcis is a researcher at the Center for Research on Contemporary Issues in Public Health (CRESP), a research center affiliated with the Université de Paris Nord, the École des hautes études en sciences...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (1 (66)): 157–184.
Published: 01 January 2012
... , December 26 . www.forbes.com/forbes/2005/1226/071.html . Fund for Peace . 2011 . The failed states index 2011 . Foreign Policy , www.foreignpolicy.com/failedstates . Greene Jeremy . 2011 . Making medicines essential: The emergent centrality of pharmaceuticals in global health...