Posts By: David Reubi

Epidemiological Accountability:

There has been concern about the recent private turn and re-emergence of philanthropies in world health, with many worrying about these philanthropies’ perceived lack of transparency and accountability. In contrast, I argue that while the private turn might have led... View Article

A Genealogy of Epidemiological Reason:

Metrics have become all pervasive in global health today. Instead of highlighting their advantages or shortcomings, this article builds on Hacking’s notion of historical ontology and explores their political, conceptual and material conditions of possibility. Drawing on research on the... View Article

Rational Sin:

In the last 20 years, global health experts have recognized the importance and encouraged the adoption of sin taxes in the fight against non-communicable diseases in the Global South. These sin taxes are typical of the micro-technologies that have proliferated... View Article

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

In this introduction to our co-edited volume Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries, we reflect on the place of geography and geographical contributions in the study of global health. To date, geographers, in contrast to anthropologists and political scientists, have not... View Article

Temporal and Spatial Imaginaries of Global Health:

This article explores the spatio-temporal logics at work in global health. Influenced by ideas of time–space compression, the global health literature argues that the world is characterised by a convergence of disease patterns and biomedical knowledge. While not denying the... View Article

NCDs between Affluence and Neglect

Please join us for our next KCL-LSHTM Critical Global Health Seminar on Non-Communicable Diseases between Affluence and Neglect, which will take place on Tuesday 21 March 2017, 4-5.30 pm, in room 1.71 in the Francis Wilkes Building at King’s College... View Article

Global Health and Geographical Imaginaries

  To date, geography has not yet carved out a disciplinary niche within the diffuse domain that constitutes global health. However the compulsion to do and understand global health emerges largely from contexts that geography has long engaged with: urbanisation,... View Article

Biopolitical Matters

The Authority & Political Technologies (APT) network at the University of Warwick aims to foster and support work in the critical social sciences that is informed by Foucauldian, Deleuzian and cultural-theory perspectives. In particular, it is interested in work that... View Article

Of Neoliberalism and Global Health:

This article tells a different but equally important story about neoliberalism and global health than the narrative on structural adjustment policies usually found in the literature. Rather than focus on macroeconomic structural adjustment policies, this story draws our attention to... View Article

The Internationalisation of Tobacco Control, 1950-2010

This article explores the internationalisation of tobacco control as a case study in the history of international health regulation. Contrary to the existing literature on the topic, it argues that the history of international anti-smoking efforts is longer and richer... View Article

Taking the Measure of Global Health

Professors Manjari Mahajan (New School) and Andrew Lakoff (USC) organised an exciting panel on the changing forms of expertise and knowledge associated with contemporary global health at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science in Denver... View Article

The Anthropology of Health Indicators and Statistics

Indicators and metrics are essential for identifying global health priorities, highlighting deficiencies and guiding interventions. As part of this year's Annual Conference of the European Association of Social Anthropologists at the University of Sussex, Professor Sara Randall (UCL) chaired a... View Article