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Successful Societies: How Institutions and Culture Affect Health

Michele Lamont

Editore: Cambridge University Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 0521736307 / ISBN 13: 9780521736305
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Titolo: Successful Societies: How Institutions and ...

Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2009

Legatura: Soft cover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Introduction Peter A. Hall and Michele Lamont; 1. Population health and the dynamics of collective development Clyde Hertzman and Arjumand Siddiqi; 2. Social interactions in human development: pathways to health and capabilities Daniel P. Keating; 3. Health, social relations and public policy Peter A. Hall and Rosemary C. R. Taylor; 4. Population health and development: an institutional-cultural approach to capability expansion Peter Evans; 5. Responding to AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa: culture, institutions, and health Ann Swidler; 6. Responses to racism, health, and social inclusion as a dimension of successful societies Michele Lamont; 7. Collective imaginary and population health (how health data can highlight cultural history) Gerard Bouchard; 8. Making sense of public health: citizenship regimes and public health in Victorian England Jane Jenson; 9. The multicultural welfare state? Will Kymlicka; 10. From state-centrism to neoliberalism: macro-historical contexts of population health since World War II William H. Sewell, Jr. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0521736307

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Riassunto: Why are some types of societies more successful than others at promoting individual and collective well-being? Focusing on population health as an indicator of social success, this book opens up new perspectives on the ways in which social relations condition health and the public policies that address it. Based on four years of dialogue among scholars from diverse disciplines, it offers social epidemiologists broader views of the social determinants of health and social scientists a sense of the fascinating puzzles of population health. The chapters consider health inequalities in the developing, as well as developed, world. They locate their roots, not only in economic resources, but in the social resources provided by the institutions and cultural repertoires constitutive of social relations. They examine the AIDS epidemic in Africa, the sources of the health gradient, the role of collective imaginaries, destigmatization strategies, and the historical basis for effective health policies.

Descrizione del libro: Focusing on population health as an indicator of social success, this book examines how social institutions and cultural frameworks affect health and the policies that address it. Built on dialogue among diverse disciplines, it offers social epidemiologists and social scientists broader perspectives on the social determinants of population health.

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