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Social epidemiology

Mervyn Susser and Landon Myer

in The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.003.0018
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter outlines the different ways in which social epidemiology has developed in the USA compared with the UK and other countries. In the USA, the subject was not developed to the same extent ... More


Social Epidemiologic Alternatives: Sociopolitical and Psychosocial Frameworks

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 6 traces the historical development and explicates the key constructs of the major theoretical alternatives to biomedical and lifestyle approaches: the sociopolitical and psychosocial ... More


The Development of Modern Epidemiology: Personal reports from those who were there

Walter W. Holland, Jørn Olsen, and Charles du V. Florey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198569541
eISBN:
9780191724077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569541.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This book marks the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International Epidemiological Association (IEA). It is a compendium by the world's leading epidemiologists of how the field has ... More


Social Science in Epidemiology

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0020
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses social science in epidemiology. During much of the later 20th century in the United States, the study of effects of societal and economic conditions on health was seldom in the ... More


Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Nancy Krieger

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Epidemiology is often referred to as the science of public health. However, unlike other major sciences, its theoretical foundations are rarely articulated. While the idea of epidemiologic theory may ... More


Ecosocial Theory of Disease Distribution: Embodying Societal & Ecologic Context

Nancy Krieger

in Epidemiology and the People’s Health: Theory and Context

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195383874
eISBN:
9780199893607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383874.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Chapter 7 introduces a newer variant of social epidemiologic theory: ecologically-informed approaches, especially the ecosocial theory of disease distribution, first proposed by this book's author in ... More


Furthering the Epidemiology of Social Gradients and Disease: Goldberger and Sydenstricker

Mervyn Susser and Zena Stein

in Eras in Epidemiology: The Evolution of Ideas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195300666
eISBN:
9780199863754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300666.003.0014
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter focuses on the contributions of Joseph Goldberger and Edgar Sydenstricker to the development of social epidemiology. In the United States, an extraordinary data-based series of ... More


The Social Epidemiology of Sleep

Dustin T. Duncan, Ichiro Kawachi, and Susan Redline (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190930448
eISBN:
9780190930479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930448.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Sleep, along with the sleep-related behaviors that impact sleep quality, have emerged as one of the major determinants of health and well-being (alongside good diet, regular exercise, and not ... More


Introduction Holism against Reductionism

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Introduction sets out the major themes of the book. These include medicine’s role in the moral and cultural agendas of contemporary society, challenges to the biomedical model represented by new ... More


Health, equity and social justice

Stephen M. Rose

in Social work and global health inequalities: Practice and policy developments

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421951
eISBN:
9781447303541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421951.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the social causes of chronic disease and possible avenues for social-work practice. Inequity in population wealth inevitably brings with it a rationalising neoliberal ideology, ... More


Sleep Epidemiology: A Social Perspective

Dustin T. Duncan, Ichiro Kawachi, and Susan Redline

in The Social Epidemiology of Sleep

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190930448
eISBN:
9780190930479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930448.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

The chapter provides an overview of sleep epidemiology from a social perspective, including the ways social epidemiology can contribute to an improved understand of sleep health across populations. ... More


Political Sociology and the People's Health

Jason Beckfield

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190492472
eISBN:
9780190492502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492472.001.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Health, illness, and death are distributed unequally around the world. Babies born in Japan can expect to live to age 80 or over, while babies born in Malawi can expect to die before the age of 50. ... More


Residential Segregation and Health

Michael R. Kramer

in Neighborhoods and Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780190843496
eISBN:
9780190843533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190843496.003.0012
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Demographers and sociologists have long been interested in social inequality, including as it relates to space. Residential segregation is a specific type of social sorting that results in the ... More


Key Concepts, Measures, and Data

Jason Beckfield

in Political Sociology and the People's Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190492472
eISBN:
9780190492502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492472.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

In this chapter, the author discusses several concepts, measures, and datasets that open new avenues for social epidemiologists to use political sociology to explain the distribution of population ... More


Scientific Challenges to Engaging Political Sociology and Social Epidemiology

Jason Beckfield

in Political Sociology and the People's Health

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780190492472
eISBN:
9780190492502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190492472.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

Social epidemiology demonstrates clearly that social structure has profound consequences for the distribution of health, illness, and death, but it remains the case that political-sociological ... More


Digitized Health Promotion: Risk and Personal Responsibility for Health and Illness in the Web 2.0 Era

Deborah Lupton

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter explores the use of digital health technologies in health promotion endeavors. This “digitized health promotion” is the latest stage in the trajectory of health promotion ideology and ... More


Embodied Inequalities: An Interdisciplinary Conversation on Oral Health Disparities

Sarah Horton and Judith C. Barker

in Understanding Health Inequalities and Justice: Bridging Perspectives for New Conversations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469630359
eISBN:
9781469630373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630359.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter combines ethnographic and social epidemiological approaches to analyze the causes of Latino children’s high rates of oral disease as well as their cumulative effects. Social ... More


Everyday Aids Practices: Contestations of Borders and Infectious Disease in Southwest China

Sandra Teresa Hyde

in Postcolonial Disorders

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520252233
eISBN:
9780520941021
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252233.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter examines HIV as a spatialized disease, identified with communities at the borderlands along China's multiethnic southern frontier during the late-socialist period. It shows how political ... More


What Diagram? Towarda Political Economy of Desire and Contagion

Tony D. Sampson

in Virality: Contagion Theory in the Age of Networks

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816670048
eISBN:
9781452946818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816670048.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter addresses the question of “What spreads on a network?” by discussing appropriate diagrams that grasp Gabriel Tarde’s social epidemiology. It describes the network as the universal ... More


The Architecture of Survival

Ali Mehdi

in A Shot of Justice: Priority-Setting for Addressing Child Mortality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780199490592
eISBN:
9780199095797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199490592.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health

A shift of focus from outcomes (child survival) to resources (determinants of child survival) makes the pursuit of justice problematic, given that several aspects of parental (especially maternal) ... More


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