Re-imagining global health through social medicine

Global Public Health
Volume 14, 2019 Issue 10


Re-imagining global health through social medicine
Vincanne Adams, Dominique Behague, Carlo Caduff, Ilana Löwy & Francisco Ortega
Pages: 1383-1400
Published online: 19 Mar 2019
The conceptual and practical work done by social medicine and global health have often overlapped. In this paper, we argue that new efforts to apprehend ‘the social’ in social medicine offer important insights to global health along five lines of critical analysis: (1) reconfigurations of the state and new forms of political activism, (2) philanthrocapitalism and the economisation of life, (3) The economy of attention, (4) anthropogenic climate change, and (5) the geopolitics of North and South.