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Foundations of Biosocial Health

Stigma and Illness Interactions

Edited by Shir Lerman; Bayla Ostrach and Merrill Singer - James Ziegler - Contributions by Nicholas Emard; Theodore Gideonse; Seung Yong Han; Shir Lerman; Harrison M.K. Maithya; Ruthanne Marcus; Gerald McKinley; Bayla Ostrach; Mary A. Ott; Elizabeth J. Pfeiffer; Merrill Singer; Alexandra Brewis; Sarah Trainer; Kara Wools-Kaloustian and Amber Wutich

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. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 244Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-1-4985-5211-0 • Hardback • May 2017 • $100.00 • (£70.00)
978-1-4985-5212-7 • eBook • May 2017 • $95.00 • (£65.00)
Shir Lerman is postdoctoral fellow in Prevention and Control of Cancer
Training in Implementation Science (PRACCTIS) at the University of Massachusetts
Medical School.

Bayla Ostrach is appointed in the Department of Family Medicine and affiliated
with the Master's of Science in Medical Anthropology and Cross-Cultural Practice
program (MACCP) at Boston University School of Medicine.

Merrill Singer is professor in the Departments of Anthropology and
Community Medicine at the University of Connecticut and senior research
scientist at the University of Connecticut’s Institute for Collaboration on Health,
Intervention, and Policy (InCHIP).
Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach, and Merrill Singer
Merrill Singer and James Ziegler
Gerald McKinley
Shir Lerman
Sarah Trainer, Alexandra Brewis, Amber Wutich, and Seung Yong Han
Ruthanne Marcus and Merrill Singer
Elizabeth J. Pfeiffer, Harrison M. K. Maithya, Mary A. Ott, and Kara Wools-Kaloustian
Nicholas Emard
Theodore K. Gideonse
Shir Lerman, Bayla Ostrach, and Merrill Singer
About the Contributors