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Title Understanding emerging epidemics. Volume 11 : social and political approaches / edited by Anaya Mukherjea.

Imprint Bingley : Emerald, 2010.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xv, 369 pages) : illustrations.
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
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Series Advances in medical sociology, 1057-6290 ; v. 11
Advances in medical sociology ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Note Print version record.
Contents Political, economic, and ecological matters : gaging the impact of an epidemic. Capitalism is making us sick : poverty, illness and the SARS crisis in Toronto / Jeffrey Shantz ; False perceptions and falciparum : a political ecology of malaria in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania / Danae Roumis ; Policy, polity, and the HIV crisis in emerging economies : India and Russia compared / Tinaz Pavri and Thomas Rotnem -- The significance and process of emergence. The concept of emerging infectious disease revisited / Márcia Grisotti and Fernando Dias de Avila-Pires ; Sounding a public health alarm : producing West Nile Virus as a newly emerging infectious disease epidemic / Maya K. Gislason ; Emerging and concentrated HIV/AIDS epidemics and windows of opportunity : prevention and policy pitfalls / Shari L. Dworkin ; The social politics of pandemic influenzas : the question of (permeable) international, inter-species, and interpersonal boundaries / Ananya Mukherjea -- The politics of rhetoric and categorization. The poetics of American circumcision on the margins of medical necessity / Daniel Skinner ; Of rebels, conformists, and innovators : applying Merton's typology to explore an effective home care policy for the emerging Alzheimer's epidemic / William D. Cabin ; 'Promoted by Hont Tao, the chlamydia hypothesis had become well established -- ' : understanding the 2003 severe acute respiratory sundrome (SARS) epidemic -- but which one? / Frederick Attenborough ; The rhetoric of science and statistics in claims of an autism epidemic / Victor W. Perez -- The uses and misuses of an epidemic model for psychiatric and behavioral issues. Bipolar disorder and the medicalization of mood : an epidemics of diagnosis? / Antonio Maturo ; What epidemic? : the social construction of bipolar epidemics / Kathryn Burrows ; The depression epidemic : how shifting definitions and industry practices shape perceptions of depression prevalence in the United States / Sara Kuppin ; Biomedicalizing mental illness : the case of attention deficit disorder / Manuel Vallée ; Contagious youth : deviance and the management of youth sociality / Mike Jolley -- Case study of a newly constructed epidemic : three perspectives on obesity. A social change model of the obesity epidemic / Deborah A. Sullivan ; Who says obesity is an epidemic? : how excess weight became an American health crisis / Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk ; "Who are you calling 'fat'?" : the social construction of the obesity epidemic / Alana J. Hermiston.
Summary This volume focuses on the contributions that social scientists can make to understanding emerging epidemics, their impact, the threats they pose, and their social and political contexts. While many of the international articles focus on infectious disease, some discussion is given to treating psychiatric epidemics and the analysis of the political and cultural meanings that epidemics have. A sociological volume on emerging epidemics, covering psychiatric or psychological diseases as well as infectious disease is long overdue and topics included here are as wide ranging as: bipolar disorder; obesity; malaria; HIV/AIDS; SARS; West Nile Virus; pandemic influenzas; deviance; depression; ADHD; Alzheimer's; and autism. This valuable reference tool empirically examines emerging epidemics themselves and offers a theoretical analysis of the use of epidemics and epidemiology as frameworks for understanding these phenomena. It will appeal to a broad audience of readers of researchers and practitioners in this field, ranging from those involved in public health policy, human security and community health to medical sociologists and other scientists working in health and medicine.
Subject Epidemics -- Political aspects.
Epidemics -- Social aspects.
MEDICAL -- Epidemiology.
MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment.
Epidemics -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00914088
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Mukherjea, Ananya.
Other Form: Print version: Understanding emerging epidemics. Bingley : Emerald, 2010 9781848550803 (OCoLC)465618320
ISBN 9781848558816 (electronic bk.)
1848558813 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV043162665
DEBSZ 421888563
GBVCP 803342543

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