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Epidemiology and the people's health : theory and context

Author: Nancy Krieger; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, cop. 2014.
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This concise, conceptually rich, and accessible book is a rallying cry for a return to the study and discussion of epidemiologic theory: what it is, why it matters, how it has changed over time, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nancy Krieger; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780195383874 0195383877 9780199348428 0199348421
OCLC Number: 890422731
Description: XIII, [1], 381 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface ; Chapter 1: Does Epidemiologic Theory Exist? On Science. Data, and Explaining ; Disease Distribution ; Chapter 2: Health in the Balance: Early Theories About Patterns of ; Disease Occurrence ; Chapter 3: Epidemiology Emerges: Early Theories and Debating Determinants of ; Disease Distribution-Poison. Filth, Class, & Race ( 1600-1900) ; Chapter 4: Epidemiology Expands: Germs, Genes. and the (Social) ; Environment ( 1900-1950) ; Chapter 5: Contemporary Mainstream Epidemiologic Theory: ; Biomedical and Lifestyle ; Chapter 6: Social Epidemiologic Alternatives: Sociopolitical ; and Psychosocial Frameworks ; Chapter 7: Ecosocial Theory of Disease Distribution: Embodying ; Societal & Ecologic Context ; Chapter 8: Epidemiologic Theory Counts: Harm, Knowledge, ; Action, and the People's Health
Responsibility: Nancy Krieger ; [with the new preface by author].

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