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Published: 20 September 2018

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780190492472

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Political Sociology and the People's Health

Jason Beckfield and Series edited by Nancy Krieger

  • An original synthesis of concepts from political sociology and social epidemiology, offering an original unified theory of social inequalities in health
  • For readers in social epidemiology and public health, an introduction to a mostly unknown set of concepts (macroscopic approaches to social policy; labor markets; the racialized and gendered state) that can enrich and advance current thinking
  • For political sociologists, an epidemiological conceptualization of population, etiologic period, and distribution that will be useful for advancing the field, as well as a new empirical terrain that offers pressing puzzles for cutting-edge investigation
  • Visual representations of new and difficult concepts maximize accessibility and application
  • Identifies and describes unique data sources that will benefit readers in other applications
  • Essential reading for students and researchers in public health, epidemiology, sociology, and other social sciences
  • Relevant to current academic and popular conversations around social inequality and economic and social policy
  • The first title in the innovative SMALL BOOKS, BIG IDEAS IN POPULATION HEALTH series, led by Harvard's Nancy Krieger and offering short, ecosocial approaches to topics across population health and its surrounding disciplines

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