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The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

The SAGE Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine

Second Edition
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December 2021 | 704 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

With new chapters on key topics such as mental health, the environment, race, ethnicity and health, and pharmaceuticals, this new edition maintains its multidisciplinary framework and bridges the gap between health policy and the sociology of health. It builds upon the success of the first by encompassing a range of issues, studies, and disciplines. The broad coverage of topics in addition to new chapters present an engagement with contemporary issues, resulting in a valuable teaching aid.

This second edition brings together a diverse range of leading international scholars with contributors from Australia, Puerto-Rico, USA, Guatemala, Germany, Sri Lanka, Botswana, UK, South Sudan, Mexico, South Korea, Canada and more. The second edition of this Handbook remains a key resource for undergraduates, post-graduates, and researchers across multidisciplinary backgrounds including: medicine, health and social care, sociology, and anthropology.


PART ONE: Culture, Society and Health

PART TWO: Lived Experiences

PART THREE: Health Care Systems, Access and Use

PART FOUR: Health in Environmental and Planetary Context

Susan C. Scrimshaw, Sandra D. Lane, Robert A. Rubinstein, & Julian Fisher
Chapter 1: Introduction
Part 1: Culture, Society and Health
Pamela I. Erickson & Cynthia A. Frank
Chapter 2: Cultural Variation in the Experience of Health and Illness
Ruth Enid Zambrana, Deborah Parra-Medina, & Courtney Butler
Chapter 3: The Intersectional Impact of Race, Class, Ethnicity, and Place on Social Determinants of Health across the Life Course
Johannes Siegrist
Chapter 4: The Social Causation of Health and Illness
Bryan S. Turner
Chapter 5: The History of the Changing Concepts of Health and Illness: Outline of a General Model of Illness Categories
Deborah Lupton
Chapter 6: The Sociomaterial Nature of the Body and Medicine
Douglas A. Luke & Beth Prusaczyk
Chapter 7: Network Analysis: The Social Bridge to Health
Christine Holmberg & Martina Breuning
Chapter 8: Personal Experience of Illness
Miguel Cuj & Susan C. Scrimshaw
Chapter 9: Anthropological Approaches to Food and Nutrition
Suzanne Gaulocher, Ewen N. Wang, Vinya Ariyaratne, & Tumisang Rameria
Chapter 10: Community Engaged Learning: Community Health and Learning Through Service in Sri Lanka
Part 2: Lived Experiences
Wencheng Zhang, Gary Rodziewicz, Margaret Voss, & Sandra Lane
Chapter 11: Historical Trauma and Epigenetics
Corinne Abrams & Lois Jircitano
Chapter 12: Historical Trauma and Health Injustice in Indigenous Communities
Julia McDaniel, Andrea Shaw, & Jok Madut Jok
Chapter 13: Refugees, Life in Host Communities, and Health Challenges
Humayra Mayat, Mariel Rivera, & Sandra D. Lane
Chapter 14: Gender and Health
Thomas Prohaska, Roger O'Sullican, Gerard Leavey, & Annette Burns
Chapter 15: A Public Health Approach to Loneliness and Isolation among Older Adults
Bernice Pescosolido & Bianca N. Manago
Chapter 16: Mental Illness, the Global Landscape of Stigma, and the Power of Social Relationships
Norah A. Schwartz
Chapter 17: From Ableism to Amplitude: A celebration of dis/ability
Dessa Bergen-Cico, David Otiashvili, Irma Kirtadze, & Jay Jeong Hyun Park
Chapter 18: Social and Geo-Political Factors Influencing Trends in Substance Use
Part 3: Health Care Systems, Access and Use
Cecilia Vindrola-Padros & Linda Whiteford
Chapter 19: Comparative Health Systems: Paradigm Changes
Lutchmie Narine & Ambika Krishnakumar
Chapter 20: Health Service Utilization and Barriers to Health Care
Manu Raj Mathur
Chapter 21: Measuring Health and Health Related Quality of Life
Deena White
Chapter 22: Lay Participation in Healthcare Policy, Planning and Practice: To What End?
Elizabeth A. Goldblatt & Stacey Gomes
Chapter 23: Complementary and Integrative Health & Medicine (CIHM) Practices and Systems
Robbie Davis-Floyd & Ibu Robin Lim
Chapter 24: Childbirth, Midwifery, and Obstetrics: Global Issues in Maternity Care
Tom Douglass & Michael Calnan
Chapter 25: Medicalization and Pharmaceuticalisation: A Conceptual Analysis
Lina Williatte-Pellitteri, Nesrine Benyahia, Thierry Moulin, & Nicolas Giraudeau
Chapter 26: Digital Health: An Important Public Health Tool
Bhavneet Walia & Christopher Boudreaux
Chapter 27: Health Behaviors and Social Media
Part 4: Health in Environmental and Planetary Context
Daniel Hryhorczuk & Alex Hryhorczuk
Chapter 28: The Ecological Paradox: Health and Environment in the 21st Century
Stephan Rist & Theresa Tribaldos
Chapter 29: Connecting Human Health to Nature Health: The Bridging Potential of Sustainable Food Systems
Merrill Singer & Barbara Rylko-Bauer
Chapter 30: Syndemics and Structural Violence
Robert A. Rubinstein
Chapter 31: Disasters and Health
Lorraine M. Conroy & Linda Forst
Chapter 32: Occupational Health in the 21st Century
Jesús Gómez Rossi & Falk Schwendicke
Chapter 33: Economics and Health Policy in the Context of the SDG 2030 Agenda - From idea to action
Julian Fisher, Patricia Cuff, Ian Couper, Klaus von Pressentin, Roger Strasser, Lionel Green-Thompson, & Aparna Roy
Chapter 34: The Social Determinants of Lifelong Learning

Susan C. Scrimshaw

Susan C. Scrimshaw, PhD, was an editor and author for the first edition of this Handbook.  She is a medical anthropologist who grew up in Guatemala and has worked globally, particularly in Latin America and with Latino and African American populations in the U.S.  She was Dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, and President of Russell Sage College.  She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 1993, and is a Fellow of the American Anthropological Association, the Society for Applied Anthropology and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Her awards include the... More About Author

Sandra D. Lane

Sandra D. Lane is Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of teaching excellence in of Public Health and Anthropology at Syracuse University and a Research Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Upstate Medical University. She received her Ph.D. in medical anthropology from the joint program at the University of California at San Francisco and Berkeley, and an M.P.H. in epidemiology from the University of California at Berkeley. Her research focuses on the impact of racial, ethnic and gender disadvantage on maternal, child, and family health in urban areas of the United States and the Middle East. More About Author

Robert A. Rubinstein

Robert A. Rubinstein, PhD, MsPH is a distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Professor of International Relations at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University. His medical anthropology work is on infectious eye disease, psychosocial epidemiology, health inequalities, and on integrating epidemiological and anthropological methods. His political anthropology research focuses on cross-cultural aspects of conflict and dispute resolution. He is an originator of the field of the anthropology of peacekeeping, in which he has conducted empirical research and policy studies. Rubinstein has collaborated with the International Peace Academy, the... More About Author

Julian Fisher

Julian Fisher is a policy advisor and analyst with focused expertise in lifelong learning, health workforce education, social and environmental determinants of health, and health in all policy approaches. Julian holds adjunct teaching positions; Research Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SUNY Upstate Medical University, New York, USA), and School of Health Sciences and Public Health (University of Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia). He is on the Board of Directors of the World Accelerated Medically Trained Clinicians Network. His work experience covers a diverse range of professional domains including... More About Author

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