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Disease and social diversity : the European impact on the health of non-Europeans, Stephen J. Kunitz

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Disease and social diversity : the European impact on the health of non-Europeans
Title
Disease and social diversity
Title remainder
the European impact on the health of non-Europeans
Statement of responsibility
Stephen J. Kunitz
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This exploratory work examines the impact of European contact on the health of indigenous peoples of North America, Polynesia and Australia. The significant findings reveal that effects were widely varied, depending on the specific policies of the Europeans and on the culture and social organization of the indigenous peoples themselves
  • In this unique volume, Kunitz argues that in order to understand diseases in populations, it is first necessary to recognize the social, political, and cultural context as well as the biology of the disease. He demonstrates how local, historical knowledge of time and place is crucial to comprehending the morbidity and mortality of each disease. Case studies are used to illustrate such points as the importance of macro-social institutional forces, such as federalism, as well as micro-social forces, such as gender status in particular societies
  • Public health specialists, epidemiologists, medical anthropologists, sociologists, and physicians are sure to gain insight from the theory and evidence presented in this well-researched work
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kunitz, Stephen J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
RA650.9.O3
LC item number
K86 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 1994 E-890
  • WA 11 DA2
NLM item number
K9d 1994
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Disease Outbreaks
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Epidemiologie
  • Inheemse volken
  • Épidémiologie
  • Épidémiologie
  • Autochtones
  • Autochtones
  • Autochtones
  • Autochtones
  • Études transculturelles
  • Épidémiologie
  • Épidémiologie
  • Indiens
  • Océaniens
  • Premiers contacts avec les Occidentaux
  • Premiers contacts avec les Occidentaux
  • Études transculturelles
  • Geschichte
  • Krankheit
  • Ureinwohner
  • Cross-cultural studies
  • Epidemiology
  • First contact of aboriginal peoples with Westerners
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Europäer
  • Indianer
  • Nordamerika
  • Ozeanien
  • North America
  • Oceania
Label
Disease and social diversity : the European impact on the health of non-Europeans, Stephen J. Kunitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Natural History and Local History -- 2. Death in the Fourth World -- 3. Historical and Contemporary Mortality Patterns in Polynesia -- 4. Settler Capitalism and the State in Australia -- 5. The Impact of Sociocultural Differences on Health / Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy -- 6. The Health Consequences of Modernization / Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix 2-1. The Size and Definition of Indigenous Populations -- Appendix 3-1. Estimates of Various Polynesian Populations, 1790s to 1980s -- Appendix 6-1. Data and Methods for Regional Analyses
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780195085303
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93035498
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28801987
  • (OCoLC)ocm28801987
Label
Disease and social diversity : the European impact on the health of non-Europeans, Stephen J. Kunitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
1. Natural History and Local History -- 2. Death in the Fourth World -- 3. Historical and Contemporary Mortality Patterns in Polynesia -- 4. Settler Capitalism and the State in Australia -- 5. The Impact of Sociocultural Differences on Health / Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy -- 6. The Health Consequences of Modernization / Stephen J. Kunitz and Jerrold E. Levy -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix 2-1. The Size and Definition of Indigenous Populations -- Appendix 3-1. Estimates of Various Polynesian Populations, 1790s to 1980s -- Appendix 6-1. Data and Methods for Regional Analyses
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
viii, 209 p.
Isbn
9780195085303
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
93035498
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28801987
  • (OCoLC)ocm28801987

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