Syndemic Suffering : Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant Women
By: Mendenhall, Emily.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Advances in Critical Medical Anthro: Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (147 p.).ISBN: 9781611321432.Subject(s): Diabetes in women | Mexican American women -- Health and hygiene | Mexican American women -- Social conditionsGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Syndemic Suffering : Social Distress, Depression, and Diabetes among Mexican Immigrant WomenDDC classification: 362.1964 | 362.1964/6200896872 | 362.19646200896872 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Synthesizing the Syndemic; 2. Synergies of the Self: The Endurance of Syndemic Suffering; 3. Unpacking VIDDA: An Analysis of Social Stress; 4. Borderlands: Immigration, Integration, and Isolation; 5. Narrative to Mechanism: Understanding Distress and Diabetes; Conclusion; Notes; References; Index; About the Author
In a major contribution to the study of diabetes, this book is the first to analyze the disease through a syndemic framework. An innovative, mixed-methods study, Emily Mendenhall shows how adverse social conditions, such as poverty and oppressive relationships, disproportionately stress certain populations and expose them to disease clusters. She goes beyond epidemiological research that has linked diabetes and depression, revealing how broad structural inequalities play out in the life histories of individuals, families and communities and lead to higher rates of mortality and morbidity. This intimate portrait of syndemic suffering is a model study of chronic disease disparity among the poor in high income countries and will be widely read in public health, medical anthropology, and related fields.
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