Health and Social Justice Politics, Ideology, and Inequity in the Distribution of Disease

ISBN-10: 0787967335

ISBN-13: 9780787967338

Edition: 2004

Authors: Richard Hofrichter

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Health and Social Justice draws on the growing body of recent literature to offer a comprehensive collection of articles written by a panel of expert contributors who represent a broad range of fieldssociology, epidemiology, public health, ecology, politics, organizing, and advocacy. Each article explores a particular aspect of health inequalities and demonstrates how the sources of health inequalities are rooted in injustices associated with racism, sex discrimination, and social class. This important book examines the political implications of various perspectives used to explain health inequities and explores alternative strategies for eliminating them. Health and Social Justice covers a broad spectrum of topics and Analyzes the politics of health inequities Shows how market values often dominate over collective needs for well-being Examines the politics of methodology and its implications for research and public policy Critiques the ideological implications of contemporary health promotion as a model for public health Reviews approaches that influence the social determinants of health Evaluates strategies drawn from the European experience, and others, aimed at eliminating health inequities Proposes principles for action and research Analyzes the role of the mass media in influencing the conceptualization of public health issues
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List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/10/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.750
Language: English

The Contributors
The Politics of Health Inequities: Contested Terrain
Social Forces Exacerbating Health Inequities
A Society in Decline: The Political, Economic, and Social Determinants of Health Inequalities in the United States
Understanding and Reducing Socioeconomic and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Health
Gender, Health, and Equity: The Intersections
Getting a Grip on the Global Economy: Health Outcomes and the Decoding of Development Discourse
The Political Context of Social Inequalities and Health
Income Inequality and Mortality: Importance to Health of Individual Income, Psychosocial Environment, or Material Conditions
Zoning, Equity, and Public Health
The Changing Structure of Work in the United States: Implications for Health and Welfare
Theory, Ideology, and Politics: Critical Perspectives
Public Health as Social Justice
Social Capital and the Third Way in Public Health
Measuring Health Inequalities: The Politics of the World Health Report 2000
Assessing Equity in Health: Conceptual Criteria
Income Inequality, Social Cohesion, and the Health Status of Populations: The Role of Neo-liberalism
Income Inequality and Health: Expanding the Debate
Is Capitalism a Disease? The Crisis in U.S. Public Health
Theorizing Inequalities in Health: The Place of Lay Knowledge
The Limitations of Population Health as a Model for a New Public Health
Theories for Social Epidemiology in the Twenty-First Century: An Ecosocial Perspective
Strategies: Perspectives on Social Policy and Practice
Toward the Future: Policy and Community Actions to Promote Population Health
Globalization, Trade, and Health: Unpacking the Links and Defining Health Public Policy Options
Socioeconomic Disparities in Health in the United States: An Agenda for Action
From Science to Policy: Options for Reducing Health Inequalities
Addressing Structural Influences on the Health of Urban Populations
Swimming Upstream in a Swift Current: Public Health Institutions and Inequality
Minnesota's Call to Action: A Starting Point for Advancing Health Equity Through Social and Economic Change
The Role of Mass Media in Creating Social Capital: A New Direction for Public Health
Name Index
Subject Index
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