Centre for Social Science and Global Health

Highlighted Books

  • Making Health Policy: A Critical Introduction

    This new textbook opens up the policy-making process, uncovering how government decisions around health are really made.

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  • The Weight of Obesity

    In this book, anthropologist Emily Yates-Doerr challenges the widespread view that health can be measured in calories and pounds, offering an innovative understanding of what it means to be healthy in postcolonial Latin America.

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  • Because of temptations: Children, sex and HIV/AIDS in Tanzania

    Children's sexual behaviour is a controversial issue. Stories of sugar daddies, survival sex, abuse, and teenage pregnancies have provoked much moral debate in both developed and developing countries. Yet due to the sensitive nature of the topic, ...

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  • AIDS policy in Uganda

    This book by John Kinsman presents a comprehensive history of Africa's best-known AIDS "success story," from the start of the epidemic in the early 1980s up until 2005.

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  • Pretty Modern: Beauty, Sex, and Plastic Surgery in Brazil

    Pretty Modern is a riveting account of Brazil’s emergence as a global leader in plastic surgery.

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