An Ethnography of Stress 2011 (Heftet)

The Social Determinants of Health in Aboriginal Australia

Serie: Culture, Mind and Society 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 219
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Culture, Mind and Society
ISBN/EAN: 9781349292592
Kategori: Sosialantropologi , Kulturhistorie , Sosiologi og Psykologi
Omtale An Ethnography of Stress 2011
Health inequality is a global issue. This book examines the problem through an in-depth look at a remote Australian Aboriginal community characterized by a degree of premature morbidity and mortality similar to that in other disadvantaged populations. Its synthesis of cognitive anthropology with frameworks drawn from epidemiology, evolutionary theory, and social, psychological and biological sciences illuminates the actions, emotions, and stresses of daily life. While this analysis implicates structures and processes of inequality in the genesis of ill health, its focus remains on the people who suffer, grieve, and live with the dilemmas of an intercultural life.

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