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Contemporary Epidemiology : A Review of Critical Discussions Within the Discipline and A Call for Further Dialogue with Social Theory

Författare

  • Maria Wemrell
  • Juan Merlo
  • Shai Mulinari
  • Anne-Christine Hornborg

Summary, in English

The discipline of epidemiology, which holds major influence on public health policy as well as on clinical medical practice, has in recent decades to a large extent been concerned with the identification of factors and markers of risk for disease. Much health information and intervention is thus informed by a wealth of studies on a variety of risk factors, of which the individual is encouraged to keep informed and to be responsible about. Meanwhile, risk factor epidemiology has been subject to intense debate, both within and outside the discipline. The following review offers an overview of critical intradisciplinary debates. It then opens discussion on three partially overlapping areas where social theory has been called upon to contribute to epidemiological inquiry, namely analysis of macro-social determinants of health and disease, of categories of human difference and of embodiment. The review ends with, and is motivated by, a plea for further integration of and dialogue between epidemiology and social theory.

Avdelning/ar

  • Socialepidemiologi
  • Religionshistoria och religionsbeteendevetenskap
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

Publiceringsår

2016

Språk

Engelska

Sidor

153-171

Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie

Sociology Compass

Volym

10

Issue

2

Dokumenttyp

Artikel i tidskrift

Förlag

John Wiley & Sons Inc.

Ämne

  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology

Nyckelord

  • Epidemiology
  • Health
  • risk
  • intradisciplinary debate

Status

Published

Projekt

  • Swedish genes?
  • Multilevel analysis of individual heterogeneity

Forskningsgrupp

  • Social Epidemiology

ISBN/ISSN/Övrigt

  • ISSN: 1751-9020