Epidemiology and the people's health [electronic resource] : theory and context / Nancy Krieger
- Krieger, Nancy
- New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 Does Epidemiologic Theory Exist? On Science, Data, and Explaining Disease Distribution -- ch. 2 Health in the Balance: Early Theories About Patterns of Disease Occurrence -- ch. 3 Epidemiology Emerges: Early Theories and Debating Determinants of Disease Distribution---Poison, Filth, Class, & Race (1600--1900) -- ch. 4 Epidemiology Expands: Germs, Genes, and the (Social) Environment (1900--1950) -- ch. 5 Contemporary Mainstream Epidemiologic Theory: Biomedical and Lifestyle -- ch. 6 Social Epidemiologic Alternatives: Sociopolitical and Psychosocial Frameworks -- ch. 7 Ecosocial Theory of Disease Distribution: Embodying Societal & Ecologic Context -- ch. 8 Epidemiologic Theory Counts: Harm, Knowledge, Action, and the People's Health.
- The author 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.
- 9780199893607 (ebook) and 0199893608 (ebook)
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- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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