Foundations of biosocial health : stigma and illness interactions / edited by Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach, and Merrill Singer.

Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
xv, 228 pages ; 24 cm


Summary note
The chapters in Foundations of Biosocial Health: Stigma and Illness Interactions, drawn primarily from medical anthropology, highlight the diverse ways in which various stigmatized health conditions interact with social inequalities and stigma to form syndemics. The authors delineate multiple examples of stigma-driven syndemics to demonstrate both the nature of disease interactions and how stigma contributes to, promotes, exacerbates, or perpetuates a syndemic. In so doing, the authors also address how stigma translates from a social condition to various biological conditions. The authors' contributions cover a variety of topics, including HIV, substance use, obesity, depression, homelessness, poverty, and political oppression. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, sociology, psychology, political science, and public health. Book jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • Machine generated contents note: 1. The Role of Drug User Stigmatization in the Making of Drug-Related Syndemics / James Ziegler
  • 2. Perception and Discrimination: The Biomedical Foundations of a Syndemic of Substance Abuse, Violence, and Suicide Among Aboriginal People in Ontario, Canada / Gerald McKinley
  • 3. Disordered Minds and Disordered Bodies: Stigma, Depression, and Obesity Syndemic in Puerto Rico / Shir Lerman
  • 4. Obesity, Depression, and Weight-Related Stigma Syndemics / Seung Yong Han
  • 5. The PHAMILIS Stigma Syndemic Among Homeless Women / Merrill Singer
  • 6. Dangerous Bodies, Unpredictable Minds: HIV/AIDS, Mental Disorders, and Stigma Syndemics in Western Kenya / Kara Wools-Kaloustian
  • 7. Biomedical Moralities: HIV Community Stigma and Risks for HIV/STI Syndemics / Nicholas Emard
  • 8. Methamphetamine Addiction, HIV Infection, and Gay Men: Stigma and Suffering / Theodore K. Gideonse.
  • 9781498552110 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
  • 1498552110 (hardcover ; : alkaline paper)
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