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Embodying Inequality
Epidemiologic Perspectives

ISBN 9780415783859
Published December 7, 2016 by Routledge
545 Pages

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Book Description

To advance the epidemiological analysis of social inequalities in health, and of the ways in which population distributions of disease, disability, and death reflect embodied expressions of social inequality, this volume draws on articles published in the "International Journal of Health Services" between 1990 and 2000. Framed by ecosocial theory, it employs ecosocial constructs of "embodiment"; "pathways of embodiment"; "cumulative interplay of exposure, susceptibility, and resistance across the lifecourse"; and "accountability and agency" to address the question; and who and what drives current and changing patterns of social inequalities in health.

Table of Contents

SECTION I: Social Epidemiology: History, Hypotheses, Methods, and Measurement
Preface to Section I Nancy Krieger

Part 1: Historical Roots of Contemporary Social Epidemiology
The Social Origins of Illness: A Neglected History Howard Waitzkin
Measuring Social Inequalities in Health in the United States: A Historical Review, 1900-1950 Nancy Krieger and Elizabeth Fee
You Are Dangerous to Your Health: The Ideology and Politics of Victim Blaming Robert Crawford

PART 2: Contemporary Social Epidemiologic Framework and Constructs
Embodying Inequality: A Review of Concepts, Measures, and Methods for Studying Health Consequences of Discrimination Nancy Krieger
Race/Ethnicity and Socioeconomic Status: Measurement and Methodological Issues David R. Williams
Racial Ideology and Explanations for Health Inequalities among Middle-Class Whites Carles Muntaner, Craig Nagoshi, and Chamberlain Diala
Income Dynamics and Health Greg J. Duncan
Is Unemployment Pathogenic? A Review of Current Concepts with Lessons for Policy Planners Samuel E. D. Shortt
Man- Made Medicine and Women's Health: The Biopolitics of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity Nancy Krieger and Elizabeth Fee
Interpreting the Evidence: Competing Paradigms and the Emergence of Lesbian and Gay Suicide as a "Social Fact" Kathleen Erwin
Disability Theory and Public Policy: Implications for Critical Gerontology Jae Kennedy and Meredith Minkler

SECTION II: Empirical Investigation: Social Epidemiology at Work
Preface to Section II Nancy Krieger

PART 1: Dying for a Living: Income, Work, and Health
Income, Social Stratification, Class, and Private Health Insurance: A Study of the Baltimore Metropolitan Area Carles Muntaner and P. Ellen Parsons
Poverty and Death in the United States Robert A. Hahn, Elaine D. Eaker, Nancy D. Barker, Steven M. Teutsch, Waldemar A. Sosniak, and Nancy Krieger
Understanding Income Inequalities in Health among Men and Women in Britain and Finland Ossi Rahkonen, Sara Arber, Eero Lahelma, Pekka Martikainen, and Karri Silventoinen
Integrating Nonemployment into Research on Health Inequalities Sara Arber

PART 2: Physical Hazards: Work, Violence, and Safety
Factors Associated with Work-Related Accidents and Sickness among Maquiladora Workers: The Case of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico Hector Balcazar, Catalina Denman, and Francisco Lara
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice: Health Effects of the Sexual Division of Labor among Train Cleaners Karen Messing, Ghislaine Doniol-Shaw, and Chantal Haëntjens
State-Level Clustering of Safety Measures and Its Relationship to Injury Mortality Phil Brown, Nicole Bell, Peter Conrad, Jonathan Howland, and Martha Lang

PART 3: Embodied Connections: Cumulative Interplay of Inequalities and Physical and Mental Health
The Social Origin of Cardiovascular Risk: An Investigation in a Rural Community Marthe R. Gold and Peter Franks
Latina and African American Women: Continuing Disparities in Health Marsha Lillie-Blanton, Rose Marie Martinez, Andrea Kidd Taylor, and Betty Garman Robinson
Risks Associated with Long-Term Homelessness among Women: Battery, Rape, and HIV Infection Barbara Fisher, Mel Hovell, C. Richard Hofstetter, and Richard Hough
Prevalence and Health Implications of Anti-Gay Discrimination: A Study of Black and White Women and Men in the CARDIA Cohort Nancy Krieger and Stephen Sidney
Conclusion: Epidemiology, Social Justice, Human Rights, and Population Health-A Beginning Nancy Krieger


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