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Introduction to Oppression: A Social Determinant of Health


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This chapter introduces the goals of this book, gives an overview of its contents, and offers definitions for key terms and concepts explored throughout the book.



Elizabeth A. McGibbon

Elizabeth McGibbon is a professor in the Faculty of Science at St. Francis Xavier University. Her publications describe how public policy created oppression deepens disadvantage and heightens privilege to create and sustain intergenerational health damage. An invited author in eight multiple edition books about critical applications in health, she authored (with Josephine Etowa) the first Canadian book to tackle health care racism: Anti-Racist Health Care Practice.