The Resource Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context, Nancy Krieger

Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context, Nancy Krieger

Label
Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context
Title
Epidemiology and the people's health
Title remainder
theory and context
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Krieger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 seem dry and arcane, it is at its core about explaining the people's health. It is about life and death. It is about biology and society. It is about ecology and the economy. It is about how myriad aspects of people's lives--involving work, dignity, desire, love, play, conflict, discrimination, and injustice--become literally incorporated biologically into our bodies and manifest in our health status, individually and collectively. And it is about essential knowledge critical for improving the people's health and minimizing inequitable burdens of disease, disability, and death. Woven from a vast array of schools of thought, including those in the natural, social, and biomedical sciences, epidemiologic theory is a rich tapestry whose time for analysis is long overdue. By tracing its history and contours from ancient societies on through the development of--and debates within--contemporary epidemiology worldwide, Nancy Krieger shows how epidemiologic theory has long shaped epidemiologic practice, knowledge, and the politics of public health. Outlining an ecosocial theory of disease distribution that situates both population health and epidemiologic theory in societal and ecologic context, she offers a more holistic picture of how we embody the human experience"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA651
LC item number
.K75 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context, Nancy Krieger
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-371) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Does epidemiologic theory exist?: on science, data, and explaining disease distribution -- Health in the balance: early theories about patterns of disease occurrence -- Epidemiology emerges: early theories and debating determinants of disease distribution : poison, filth, class & race (1600-1900) -- Epidemiology expands: germs, genes, and the (social) environment (1900-1950) -- Contemporary mainstream epidemiologic theory: biomedical & lifestyle -- Social epidemiologic alternatives: sociopolitical and psychosocial frameworks -- Ecosocial theory of disease distribution: embodying societal & ecologic context -- Epidemiologic theory counts: harm, knowledge, action and the people's health
Control code
ocn711685924
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 381 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199750351
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b25439881
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711685924
  • oso0199750351

Library Locations

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