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Critical Perspectives in Public Health.

Author: Judith Green; Ronald Labonté
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2007.
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This book explores the concept of 'critical' public health, at a point when many of its core concerns appear to have moved to the mainstream of health policy. Issues such as addressing health inequalities and their socioeconomic determinants, and the inclusion of public voices in policy-making, are now emerging as key policy aims for health systems across Europe and North America. Combining analytical introductory  Read more...
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Green, Judith.
Critical Perspectives in Public Health.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2007
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Green; Ronald Labonté
ISBN: 0415409527 9780415409520 0415409519 9780415409513 1281007897 9781281007896 9780203938980 0203938984
OCLC Number: 990545222
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (265 pages)
Contents: Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of illustrations; Contributors; Preface: public health as social activism: A slightly abashed hagiography; Acknowledgements; Introduction: from critique to engagement: Why critical public health matters; Part I: Unfair cases: social inequalities in health; Introduction; 1 Inequalities in health in developing countries: Challenges for public health research; 2 Social capital and the third way in public health; 3 HIV infection in women: Social inequalities as determinants of risk. 4 Poverty, policy and pathogenesis: Economic justice and public health in the USAPart II: Making traces: evidence for practice and evaluation; Introduction; 5 Strong theory, flexible methods: Evaluating complex community-based initiatives; 6 Developing community and agency engagement in an action research study in South Wales; 7 How useful are trials of public health interventions?: An examination of two trials of HIV prevention; 8 Understanding and improving the health of workers in the new economy: A call for a participatory dialogue-based approach to work-health research. Part III: Colonising places: public health and globalisationIntroduction; 9 Globalisation and health; 10 Interrogating globalisation, health and development: Towards a comprehensive framework for research, policy and political action; 11 Medicine keepers: Issues in indigenous health; 12 The politics of female genital cutting in displaced communities; Part IV: Edgy spaces: technology, the environment and public health; Introduction; 13 Antibiotic resistance: An exemplary case of medical nemesis; 14 Genetics, governance and ethics. 15 Moving bodies: Injury, dis-ease and the social organisation of space16 Epidemic space; Index.

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Examines the contemporary roles of 'critical voices' in public health research and practice from a range of disciplines and contexts. This book covers the implications of genetic technologies for  Read more...

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