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Diálogos compartidos en Nuestramérica

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ISBN: 9789568416966 Year: Pages: 221 DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3945517 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History
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Studies on the new representative voices of different populations and socio-cultural diversity

Partir du bas de l’échelle : Des pistes pour atteindre l’égalité sociale en matière de santé

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ISBN: 9791036513671 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.pum.14436 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Université de Montréal
Subject: Social Sciences
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Il peut paraître étonnant de consacrer tout un livre à l’étude des inégalités sociales en matière de santé dans le cadre des pays occidentaux, très majoritairement dotés de systèmes universels de soins de qualité. Pourtant, force est de constater que les disparités sociales persistent encore dans nos sociétés où l’égalité de traitement n’est toujours pas synonyme d’égalité sur le plan de la santé et devant la mort. Cet ouvrage dresse un portrait détaillé et offre une analyse rigoureuse des inégalités sociales dans le domaine de la santé, mettant en lumière les recherches importantes faites en sciences sociales, en psychologie et en sciences de la santé. Tout en proposant des pistes d’intervention, Ginette Paquet montre le rôle déterminant de la petite enfance dans le développement du sentiment d’emprise sur la vie et l’importance des facteurs de protection pour ceux qui vivent au bas de l’échelle sociale.

Chapter 7 Finding the global in the local (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Social Histories of Medicine ISBN: 9781526149688 Year: Pages: 29 Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press Grant: Wellcome Trust - WT100597MA
Subject: Medicine (General) --- Mathematics --- Political Science
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Numerous studies describe the genetic make-up of populations living outside Europe and North America. Many of these tackle human genetic variation with the explicit aim of identifying gene variants of medical significance for the populations studied. However, the chapter points to rather different motivations, showing how recent studies documenting the genetic constitution of non-Western populations have grown out of, and serve the purposes of, efforts to identify genetic factors which influence the health of populations in Europe and North America. Analysing the past thirty-five years of medical research literature, the chapter shows how, in this context, efforts to identify genetic variants of possible significance for disease aetiology have shifted to include large-scale association studies in populations rather than families. It discusses how research with local concerns must nonetheless take into account the global distribution of genes and genotypes, thus making studies of the genetic causes of disease, wherever conducted, increasingly global in their purview. The chapter also argues that this recent knowledge of human population genomics has developed in a way which reinscribes ideas of racial difference into biomedical understanding of human populations, and creates tools for excluding supposedly non-Western populations from research oriented towards the concerns of Western institutions.

À la recherche de la Bosnie-Herzégovine

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ISBN: 9782130532873 9782940549184 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Graduate Institute Publications
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L’ouvrage de Marianne Ducasse-Rogier analyse en profondeur et dans sa globalité la gigantesque entreprise de reconstruction de la Bosnie-Herzégovine qu’a constitué la mise en œuvre de l’accord de paix de Dayton signé en novembre 1995. Cette étude pluridisciplinaire et critique aborde tous les aspects de l’opération originale de consolidation de la paix entreprise à cette occasion. Elle traite en particulier des questions de sécurité (extérieure et intérieure) et, sur le plan civil, de la démo...

Exploring the Interior: Essays on Literary and Cultural History

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ISBN: 9781783743933 9781783743957 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 366 DOI: https://doi.org/10.11647/OBP.0126 Language: English
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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In this fascinating collection of essays Harvard Emeritus Professor Karl S. Guthke examines the ways in which, for European scholars and writers of the eighteenth and early nineteenth century, world-wide geographical exploration led to an exploration of the self. Guthke explains how in the age of Enlightenment and beyond intellectual developments were fuelled by excitement about what Ulrich Im Hof called "the grand opening-up of the wide world”, especially of the interior of the non-European continents. This outward turn was complemented by a fascination with "the world within” as anthropology and ethnology focused on the humanity of the indigenous populations of far-away lands – an interest in human nature that suggested a way for Europeans to understand themselves, encapsulated in Gauguin’s Tahitian rumination "What are we?”The essays in the first half of the book discuss first- or second-hand, physical or mental encounters with the exotic lands and populations beyond the supposed cradle of civilisation. The works of literature and documents of cultural life featured in these essays bear testimony to the crossing not only of geographical, ethnological, and cultural borders but also of borders of a variety of intellectual activities and interests. The second section examines the growing interest in astronomy and the engagement with imagined worlds in the universe, again with a view to understanding homo sapiens, as compared now to the extra-terrestrials that were confidently assumed to exist. The final group of essays focuses on the exploration of the landscape of what was called "the universe within”; featuring, among a variety of other texts, Schiller’s plays The Maid of Orleans and William Tell, these essays observe and analyse what Erich Heller termed "The Artist’s Journey into the Interior.”This collection, which travels from the interior of continents to the interior of the mind, is itself a set of explorations that revel in the discovery of what was half-hidden in language. Written by a scholar of international repute, it is eye-opening reading for all those with an interest in the literary and cultural history of (and since) the Enlightenment.

Policies of the Thai State towards the Malay Muslim South (1978-2010)

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ISBN: 9782355960048 Year: DOI: 10.4000/books.irasec.833 Language: English
Publisher: Institut de recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine
Subject: Political Science
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It was one of these landmark special programs at the Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand, on the top floor of the Maneeya Centre Building, in the upscale commercial heart of Bangkok, where Major General Pichet Wisaijorn was the exclusive guest speaker on that evening of November 2009. Many of the journalists, both Thai and Foreign, were present and Khun Roong and the other staff at the bar were working non-stop, dropping pizza here and glasses of dark beer there. Expectations were high. Pichet was the Fourth Army Region commander, which includes the three “problematic provinces” of Pattani, Yala and Narathiwat, plus a few unruly districts in the Songkhla province. Since 2003, thousands of people, rubber tappers, insurgents, traders, school teachers, civil servants, police officers, military personnel and some foreigners had been killed in a maelstrom of violence linked to what was officially called the “separatist insurgency” by the authorities as well as linked to the mafia culture prevailing in this region. The trafficking of women, drug peddling, extortion, smuggling of palm oil and cheap electronic items from Malaysia have always been rife in the deep South. This mafia culture is prevailing in many of Thailand's 77 provinces, but the total breakdown of law and order in the South makes it worse. Many in the audience were thinking that General Pichet would deliver some answers to the most important questions which have puzzled journalists, businessmen and other residents for years: who leads the insurgency? What are their objectives? How the movement is structured, or is it even structured at all? What is the division of power between the Southern Border Provincial Administrative Committee, the armed forces, the local administration and the central government? Have there been any attempts to negotiate with the insurgents? But the presentation of Pichet was rather disappointing. What is the direction of their policy? Pichet repeated the royally endorsed recipe: khao chai, khao teung, pattana (“understand, reach out and develop”). With its supreme and unquestioned wisdom, this “magic formula” is supposed to throw the listeners in deep awe and reverence. But the mantra had long become a poor PR tool to answer the questions of journalists and diplomats on field visits in sam changwat pak tai, the three provinces of the South.

La question des barrages et du GAP dans le Sud-Est anatolien

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ISBN: 9782906053809 9782362450372 Year: Language: French
Publisher: Institut français d’études anatoliennes
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Chypre : les espoirs du rapprochement communautaire

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ISBN: 9782858312825 DOI: 10.4000/books.pressesinalco.16730 Language: French
Publisher: Presses de l’Inalco
Subject: Political Science
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Quel est le but de ce livre ? pour le dire en quelques mots, il s’agit de montrer qu’à côté des innombrables rencontres politiques officielles qui sont sans résultat notable depuis plus de quarante ans, des militants courageux et volontaires, aidés par le passage des générations, tentent d’agir sur l’opinion citoyenne, en rétablissant des relations personnelles entre les populations chypriotes, en développant, à côté de l’hellénisme et du turcisme, l’idée d’une nation chypriote. La première partie rappelle le fil de l’histoire : comment l’Empire ottoman, la domination britannique, la courte indépendance et le nationalisme surdimensionné des colonels grecs, encouragés par les États‑Unis, ont façonné la situation actuelle. La seconde, 1974‑2003, montre comment la situation s’enlise : d’un côté, les politiques locaux prennent des mesures qui solidifient et aggravent la partition de 1974, de l’autre, une première génération de militants développe le chypriotisme. Enfin la troisième partie montre comment depuis 2003, les contacts entre citoyens de Chypre se multiplient sans heurts, en exerçant indéniablement une influence sur les politiques locaux, même si les résultats sont encore limités. Les mentalités ne changent pas rapidement, et le sort de Chypre dépend, également et malheureusement, de facteurs extérieurs, la Grèce, la Turquie, la Grande-Bretagne, l’Union européenne, les États-Unis, la Russie, la situation au Proche-Orient...

Human Challenge Studies in Endemic Settings

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Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Ethics ISBN: 9783030414801 Year: Pages: 134 DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-41480-1 Language: English
Publisher: Springer Nature
Subject: Biology --- Internal medicine --- Medicine (General) --- History --- Migration
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This open access book provides an extensive review of ethical and regulatory issues related to human infection challenge studies, with a particular focus on the expansion of this type of research into endemic settings and/or low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Human challenge studies (HCS) involve the intentional infection of research participants, and this type of research is rapidly increasing in frequency worldwide. HCS are widely considered to be an especially promising approach to vaccine development, including for pathogens endemic to LMICs. However, challenge studies are sometimes controversial and raise complex ethical issues, some of which are especially salient in endemic and/or LMIC settings. Informed by qualitative interviews with experts in infectious diseases and bioethics, this book highlights areas of ethical consensus and controversy concerning this kind of research. As the first volume to focus on ethical issues associated with human challenge studies, it sets the agenda for further work in this important area of global health research; contributes to current debates in research ethics; and aims to inform regulatory policy and research practice. Insofar as it focuses on HCS in (endemic) settings where diseases are present and/or widespread, much of the analysis provided here is directly relevant to HCS involving pandemic diseases including COVID19.

Genetic Determinants of Human Longevity

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ISBN: 9783039216789 9783039216796 Year: Pages: 118 DOI: 10.3390/books978-3-03921-679-6 Language: English
Publisher: MDPI - Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute
Subject: Science (General) --- Biology --- Genetics
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In the last two decades, due to the continuous increase of lifespans in Westernsocieties, and the consequent growing of the elderly population, have witnessedan increase in the number of studies on biological and molecular factors able topromote healthy aging and reach longevity. The study of the genetic componentof human longevity demonstrated that it accounts for 25% of intra populationphenotype variance. The efforts made to characterize the genetic determinantssuggested that the maintenance of cellular integrity, inflammation, oxidativestress response, DNA repair, as well as the use of nutrients, represent the mostimportant pathways correlated with a longer lifespan. However, although aplethora of variants were indicated to be associated with human longevity, onlyvery few were successfully replicated in different populations, probably becauseof population specificity, missing heritability as well as a complex interactionamong genetic factors with lifestyle and cultural factors, which modulate theindividual chance of living longer. Thus, many challenges remain to be addressedin the search for the genetic components of human longevity. This Special Issue isaimed to unify the progress in the analysis of the genetic determinants of humanlongevity, to take stock of the situation and point to future directions of the field.We invite submissions for reviews, research articles, short-communicationsdealing with genetic association studies in human longevity, including all types ofgenetic variation, as well as the characterization of longevity-related genes.

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