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Social Injustice and Public Health,9780195171853

Social Injustice and Public Health

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1st
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9780195171853

ISBN10:
0195171853
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
8/25/2005
Publisher(s):
Oxford University Press
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Summary

Two past presidents of the American Public Health Association have edited this book, on the ways in which social injustice causes and contributes to public health problems. Their previous books, War and Public Health and errorism and Public Health , both dealt with specific issues of social injustice as they relate to public health. The current book addresses a broader set of issues in a more comprehensive manner. This book defines social injustice as the denial or violation of economic, sociocultural, political, civil, or human rights of specific populations or groups in society. These groups are socially defined in terms of racial or ethnic status, language, country of origin, socioeconomic status, age, gender, sexual orientation or other perceived group characterisitics. Social injustice manifests in many ways ranging from various forms of overt discrimination to the wide gaps between the "haves" and the "have-nots" within a country or between richer and poorer countries. It increases the prevalence of risk factors and hazardous exposures, which in turn lead to higher rates of disease, injury, disability, and premature death. Public health professionals as well as students need to have a clear understanding of social injustice in order to address these problems, but few books address such a wide range of issues. This book will enable readers to understand social injustice and will prepare them to recognize, document, investigate, and prevent social injustice and its effects on health. This book is organized so that health professionals, students in the health professions, and others will find it of practical value in public health and medical care, research, education, policy development, and advocacy.

Table of Contents

Forcword vii
Contributors xvii
Part I Introduction
1. The Nature of Social Injustice and Its Impact on Public Health,
5
Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel
Box 1-1. Concepts of Social Justice,
8(6)
Box 1-2. Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
14(6)
Box 1-3. International Declaration of Health Rights,
20(5)
Part II How the Health of Specific Population Groups Is Affected by Social Injustice
2. The Socioeconomically Disadvantaged,
25(21)
Michael Marmot and Ruth Bell
3. Racial and Ethnic Minorities,
46(23)
Carol Easley Allen and Cheryl E. Easley
4. Women,
69(19)
Stacey J. Rees and Wendy Chavkin
5. Children,
88(25)
Sara Rosenbaum and Chung-Hi H. Yoder
Box 5-1. How the United States Compares With Other Developed Countries,
92(2)
Box 5-2. Saving Children's Lives in Developing Countries,
94(19)
6. Older People,
113(17)
Carroll L. Estes and Steven P. Wallace
7. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender/Transsexual Individuals,
130(15)
Emilia Lombardi and Talia Bettcher
8. People With Disabilities,
145(16)
Nora Ellen Groce
Box 8-1. Terminology,
147(3)
Box 8-2. Disability and Education,
150(3)
Box 8-3. Similarities and Differences Among People With Disabilities,
153(1)
Box 8-4. Disability During Times of Disaster and Political Upheaval,
154(7)
9. Incarcerated People,
161(15)
Ernest M. Drucker
Box 9-1. Prisoner Abuse and Torture in the United States and Iraq,
167(9)
10. Homeless People,
176(14)
Lillian Gelberg and Lisa Arangua
11. Forced Migrants: Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons,
190(17)
Michael Toole
Part III How Social Injustice Affects Health
12. Medical Care,
207(13)
H. Jack Geiger
13. Infectious Diseases,
220(18)
Joia S. Mukherjee and Paul E. Farmer
14. Nutrition,
238(15)
J. Larry Brown
Box 14-1. Definition of Key Terms,
240(3)
Box 14-2. Obesity,
243(10)
15. Chronic Diseases,
253(24)
Derek Yach
Box 15-1. Selected Actors' Neglect of the Global Burden of Chronic Diseases,
254(23)
16. Mental Health,
277(17)
Caries Muntaner and Jeanne Geiger-Brown
17. Assaultive Violence and War,
294(24)
James A. Mercy
Box 17-1. War and Public Health,
298(8)
Box 17-2. Genocide,
306(12)
18. Environmental Health,
318(19)
Colin D. Butler and Anthony J. McMichael
19. Occupational Safety and Health,
337(20)
Andrea Kidd Taylor and Linda Rae Murray
Box 19-1. Epidemic of Toxic Liver Disease,
346(2)
Box 19-2. Economic Globalization,
348(9)
20. Oral Health,
357(21)
Myron Allukian, Jr., and Alice M. Horowitz
Box 20-1. Social Inequalities in Oral Health Internationally,
362(16)
21. International Health,
378(27)
Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel
Box 21-1. Trafficking in Persons,
382(6)
Box 21-2. Hunger and Malnutrition in Developing Countries,
388(4)
Box 21-3. Import of Hazardous Substances Into Developing Countries,
392(13)
Part IV. What Needs to Be Done
22. Addressing Social Injustice in a Human Rights Context,
405(13)
Sofia Gruskin and Paula Braveman
23. Promoting Social Justice Through Public Health Policies, Programs, and Services,
418(15)
Alonzo Plough
24. Strengthening Communities and the Roles of Individuals in Community Life,
433(16)
Robert E. Aronson, Kay Lovelace, John W. Hatch, and Tony L. Whitehead
25. Promoting Social Justice Through Education in Public Health,
449(11)
Robert S. Lawrence
26. Researching Critical Questions on Social Justice and Public Health: An Ecosocial Perspective,
460(20)
Nancy Krieger
27. Protecting Human Rights Through International and National Law,
480(13)
Peter Weiss and Henry A. Freedman
28. Promoting Equitable and Sustainable Human Development,
493(16)
Richard Jolly
Appendix: Some Organizations Addressing Social Injustice, 509(10)
Index 519


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