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Oppression and the Political Economy of Health Inequities Elizabeth

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This chapter seeks to understand health from a structural perspective, which involves analyzing the origins and results of social, political, economic and cultural power hierarchies.

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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.