Health, Culture and Public Health Development

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Book Review
Book People-Centred Public Health. Jane South, Judy White and Mark Gamsu. Policy Press. December 2012.

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. The University Regulations on academic conduct apply to all assessments. You are reminded that to represent as your own work the work of another person without acknowledgement is defined as plagiarism and is a breach of these regulations.

2. The total word limit for this task is 2,000 words.

3. All submitted work must be word processed and adhere to the following guidelines:

• All typed work must be in Arial 11 or Times New Roman font size 12.
• State the number of words used at the end of the assignment.
• Assignments more than 10% in excess of the word limit may be penalised.
• Use the Harvard Referencing System.
Select a public health development case study

Using the key arguments from the book that you reviewed in Task 1 critically assess how your case study can effectively respond to the challenges that have been raised.

(2,000 words)
Book People-Centred Public Health. Jane South, Judy White and Mark Gamsu. Policy Press. December 2012.
Select a public health development case study

Using the key arguments from your book review critically assess how your case study can effectively respond to the challenges that have been raised.

( 2,000 words)
Key theoretical components
Concepts to discuss and critique

Culture
Identity
Participation
Universalism
Cultural relativism
Theories to consider:

Structuration Theory
Intersectionality
Forms of capital
Globalisation theories
Your case study
In groups discuss your case study and how you will apply theory to this context.

Questions to consider:
Where does your case study’s approach to doing development work fit on Donnelly’s scale?
Which globalization theory does your case study adopt?
What structural factors constrain or enable this work?
How dominant are these structures?
Are individual’s able to exercise their social agency in this situation?

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