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ISF Health and Illness: Recommended Readings

Recommended Readings

Agarwal, N.K. 2007. “Exploring Identity, Culture, and Suffering with a Kashmiri Sikh Refugee.” Social Science & Medicine 65: 1654-1665.

Aronowitz, Robert. 2008. “Framing Disease: An Underappreciated Mechanism for the Social Patterning of Health.” Social Science & Medicine 67: 1-9.

Barker, Kristin. 2002. “Self-Help Literature and the Making of an Illness Identity: The Case of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS).” Social Problems 49 (3): 279-300.

Bartley, Mel. 2004. Health Inequality: An Introduction to Concepts, Theories and Methods

Brown, Phil. 1995. “Naming and Framing: The Social Construction of Diagnosis and Illness.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior 35: 34-52.

Farmer, Paul. 2003. Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights, and The New War on the Poor. 

Foucault, Michel. 1988. Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason. 

Fuchs, Victor R. 2011. Who Shall Live? Health, Economics And Social Choice. 

Handbook of Early Childhood Development Research and Its Impact on Global Policy 

Hayward, Mark D., Eileen M. Crimmins, et al.. 2000. “The Significance of Socioeconomic Status in Explaining the Racial Gap in Chronic Health Conditions.” American Sociological Review 65(4): 910-930 . 

Hirschauer, Stefan. 1991. “The Manufacture of Bodies in Surgery.” Social Studies of Science 21 (2): 279-319.

Hummer, Robert H, Richard G. Rogers, and Isaac W. Eberstein. 1998. “Sociodemographic Differentials in Adult Mortality: A Review of Analytic Approaches.” Population and Development Review 24(3): 553-578. 

Jackson, Pamela Braboy and Montenique Finney. 2002. “Negative Life Events and Psychological Distress among Young Adults.” Social Psychology Quarterly 65(2): 186-201.

Kleinman, A. 1998. “Do Psychiatric Disorders Differ in Different Cultures?” Pp. 185-195 in Understanding and Applying Medical Anthropology, edited by Peter J. Brown. 

Lakoff, Andrew. 2005. “Diagnostic Liquidity: Mental Illness and the Global Trade in DNA.” Theory and Society 34 (1): 63-92.

Lara, Marielena, Cristina Gamboa, et al. 2005. “Acculturation and Latino Health in the United States: A Review of the Literature and its Sociopolitical Context.” Annual Review of Public Health 26(1):367–97.

Marmot, Michael, and Richard G. Wilkinson, eds. 2005. Social Determinants of Health

Musick, Marc A. and John Wilson. 2003. “Volunteering and Depression: The Role of Psychological and Social Resources in Different Age Groups.” Social Science & Medicine 56: 259-269. 

Nelson, Alondra. 2011. Body and Soul: The Black Panther Party and the Fight Against Medical Discrimination. 

Nguyen, Vinh-Kim and Karine Peschard. 2003. “Anthropology, Inequality and Disease: A Review.” Annual Review of Anthropology 32:447-474.

Oxford Handbook of Poverty and Child Development 

Petryna, Adriana. 2009. When Experiments Travel: Clinical Trials and the Global Search for Human Subjects. 

Porter, Roy. 1999. The Greatest Benefit to Mankind: A Medical History of Humanity. 

Read, Jen‟nan Ghazal and Bridget K. Gorman. 2010. “Gender and Health Inequality.” Annual Review of Sociology 36: 371-386.

Rothman, David J., Steven Marcus, and Stephanie A. Kiceluk, eds. 1995. Medicine and Western Civilization. 

Singer, Merrill, and Hans Baer. 2012. Introducing Medical Anthropology: A Discipline in Action.

Starr, Paul. 1984. The Social Transformation of American Medicine: The Rise of a Sovereign Profession and the Making of a Vast Industry. 

Starr, Paul. 2013. Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform. 

Street, A. (2009). “Failed Recipients: Extracting Blood in a Papua New Guinea Hospital.” Body & Society 15(2): 193-215.

Thoits, Peggy A. 1984. “Explaining Distributions of Psychological Vulnerability: Lack of Social Support in the Face of Life Stress.” Social Forces 63: 453-481.

Venkatapuram, Sridhar. 2011. Health Justice: An Argument from the Capabilities Approach. 

Wilkinson, Richard, and Kate Pickett. 2011. The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger. 

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