Josep Barona

Josep Barona
University of Valencia | UV · Department of History of Science and Documentation

MD, PhD

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Publications (221)
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Research into public health policies and expert instruction has been oriented traditionally in the national context. There is a rich historiography that analyses the development of health policies and systems in various European and American countries during the first decades of the twentieth century. What is often ignored, however, is the study of...
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Castellano Se analiza la creciente importancia social y cultural del running a partir de las aportaciones cincuenta investigadores e investigadoras de la Universitat de València y de otros especialistas en la materia bajo la coordinación del profesor y atleta Víctor Agulló Calatayud. El territorio valenciano presenta el mayor índice de práctica...
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Reseña del libro: Josep L. Barona Vilar. La medicalización del hambre. Economía política de la alimentación en Europa, 1918-1960. Barcelona, Icaria editorial, Colección Antrazyt, 2014, 318 págs., ISBN: 978-84-9888-582-8. La nutrición ha sido uno de los temas que más ha preocupado a los científicos, a los políticos y a los ciudadanos desde comienzos...
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The League of Nations Health Organization (LNHO) played a fundamental role in stabilisation policies during the interwar period. Public health became essential in this historical context due to the immediate consequences of the war, the post-war economic crisis and the Great Depression. The LNHO was the cornerstone of international action in severa...
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Based on extensive archival research, this study examines the role of the Rockefeller Foundation and the League of Nations in improving public health during the interwar period. Barona argues that the Foundation applied a model of business efficiency to its ideology of spreading good health, creating a revolution in public health practice.
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Aquest volum recull les principals modalitats d'esport autòcton presents en el territori valencià a partir de les aportacions d'una trentena d'investigadors i investigadores de la Universitat i d'altres especialistes en divulgació popular. Catàleg de l'exposició pionera sobre la importància de l'esport tradicional valencià s'aborda especialment les...
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In this paper, we examine the international health context in which public policies on food and nutrition arose in the early twentieth century, analysing the scientific discourse generated by international organisations and experts and the influence this had on social intervention strategies aimed at changing the population's dietary habits. On the...
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Trabajo final de máster dirigido por Josep Lluís Barona. Instituto de Historia de la Medicina y de la Ciencia López Piñero. Curso 2013-2014
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Es tan abundant i exhaustiva la bibliografia feminista internacional i son tan plurals els estudis des de la perspectiva de genere que ha produit la historiografia durant les darreres decades que la opinio publica es conscient de les raons socials, culturals i ideologiques que han contribuit a construir els models de genere i un determinat arquetip...
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The first decades of the 20th century were marked by a crisis. The impact of the Great War, the rise of the workers' revolutionary movement and the National Socialist expansion as well as the disaster of the 1929 crash and the great depression of the 1930s created a landscape of tension, radicalism and political instability. In this context, nutrit...
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Nutrition became a common element of culture, economy and health when the state emerged as a social regulator during the second half of the nineteenth century. A new international landscape was shaped during the inter-war period. Expert knowledge and the science of nutrition became essential as a consequence of the crisis caused by the First World...
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This paper focuses on the health reforms during the republican Spain (1931-1939) and the crisis derived from the three-year of civil war. It considers how the war affected the health system and the impairment of health conditions of the population during the late 1930s, considering the changing conditions caused by the conflict. Some of the specifi...
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The problem of nutrition in the Interwar period was shaped by a complex combination of experimental research, economic and agricultural crisis and social practice. The scientific, political and economic aspects of nutrition allowed researchers to dream of a rational solution to the problem through the design of minimum and optimum standard diets fo...
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The policy of promoting fellowships abroad by the JAE for young scientist had an important complement in the foundation of a series of small scientific laboratories and research centres joined basically under the National Institute of Science and the Residencia de Estudiantes. The present article offers a general perspective of the activities devel...

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Transnational approach to nutritional policies, nutritionism, international agencies and vaccine standards and policies in Europe. Reasearch is mainly focused on interwar years.
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Comparative, transnational approach on biopolitics in Europe. It is based on holdings of the Rockefeller Archive Center (New York) and League of Nations Archives (Geneva). Focused oh nutritional policies, philanthorpy, national schools of public health and institutes of hygiene.