Syndemic Suffering Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women

ISBN-10: 1611321425

ISBN-13: 9781611321425

Edition: 2011

Authors: Emily Mendenhall

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In a major contribution to the study of diabetes, this book is the first to analyze the disease through a syndemic framework. An innovative, mixed-methods study, Emily Mendenhall shows how adverse social conditions, such as poverty and oppressive relationships, disproportionately stress certain populations and expose them to disease clusters. She goes beyond epidemiological research that has linked diabetes and depression, revealing how broad structural inequalities play out in the life histories of individuals, families and communities and lead to higher rates of mortality and morbidity. This intimate portrait of syndemic suffering is a model study of chronic disease disparity among the poor in high income countries and will be widely read in public health, medical anthropology, and related fields.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/31/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 145
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Introduction
Synthesizing the Syndemic
Synergy of the Self: Enduring Syndemic Suffering
Unpacking VIDDA: An Analysis of Social Distress
Borderlands: Immigration, Integration, and Isolation
Narrative to Mechanism: Understanding Distress and Diabetes
References
Index
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