Rethinking Social Epidemiology Towards a Science of Change

To date, much of the empirical work in social epidemiology has demonstrated the existence of health inequalities along a number of axes of social differentiation. However, this research, in isolation, will not inform effective solutions to health inequalities. Rethinking Social Epidemiology provides...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: O’Campo, Patricia (Editor), Dunn, James R. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2012, 2012
Edition:1st ed. 2012
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Foreword.-1. Introduction. Section I: Foundations.-2 “Explanation,” Philosophy and Theory in Health Inequalities Research: Towards a Critical Realist Approach.-3 Values and Social Epidemiologic Research.-4 Population-based Data and Community Empowerment.-5 Differences That Matter. Section II: Context
  • 6 Place-based Stress and Chronic Disease: A Systems View of Environmental Determinants.-7 How Goes The Neighbourhood? Rethinking Neighbourhoods and Health Research in Social Epidemiology.-8 Application of Two Schools of Social Theory to Neighbourhood, Place and Health Research.-9 Locating Politics in Social Epidemiology. Section III: Research Tools in Action.-10 Structural Violence and Structural Vulnerability within the Risk Environment: Theoretical and Methodological Perspectives for a Social Epidemiology of HIV Risk among Injection Drug Users and Sex Workers.-11 Realist Review Methods for Complex Health Problems
  • 12 Addressing Health Equities in Social Epidemiology: Learning from Evaluation(s).Section IV: Making a Difference.-13 Knowledge Translation and Social Epidemiology: Taking Power, Politics and Values Seriously.-14 Community-Academic Partnerships and Social Change.-15 Producing More Relevant Evidence: Applying a Social Epidemiology Research Agenda to Public Health Practice.-16 Conclusions. Index