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Oppression

A Social Determinant of Health, 2nd Edition

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In this current environment, it is urgent to understand how oppression and health are closely connected. Oppression: A Social Determinant of Health offers a thorough and accessible overview of the root or structural causes of ill health, such as capitalism, globalization, colonialism, medicalization and neoliberalism. The contributors to this volume insist that the key to tackling these structural forces is understanding and changing oppressive practices that cause ill health, thus reframing growing health inequities within the scope of moral responsibility and social change. This thoroughly updated second edition contains contributions from internationally recognized experts in the field of critical social science analyses in health systems and health sciences studies. New chapters provide timely discussions about oppression, Treaty Rights, Big Pharma, the Anthropocene and the COVID-19 pandemic. This book provides a comprehensive overview of core ideas for investigating how oppression “gets under the skin” to perpetuate health inequities.

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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.

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The preface outlines the aim of this book, which is to reframe health inequities in Canada explicitly within the context of systemic oppression. 2 $0.20

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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. 21 $2.10

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This chapter explores various oppressive systemic processes that are impacting human and planetary health. 19 $1.90

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This chapter explores the importance of social determinants of health (sdh) and their quality and distribution, which can lead to adverse health outcomes. The author looks at the SDH in Canada … 20 $2.00

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This chapter looks at racism and health, examining how racism and systemic oppression harms health and can reduce lifespan. 19 $1.90

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This chapter explores how systemic colonial and racial violence, oppression, and stress have impacted the health and well-being of Indigenous Peoples. 15 $1.50

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This chapter discusses the role social exclusion plays as a determinant of health outcomes and in generating health disparities among groups in society. It discusses three key dimensions of … 19 $1.90

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This chapter discusses the harmful impacts of systemic oppression on the state of im/migrant health in Canada. It examines the trend of deterioration of health in im/migrants in Canada through … 15 $1.50

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This chapter looks at how oppression is linked to mental and spiritual health and well-being, and critiques Canada’s mental health system. 20 $2.00

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This chapter examines how public policies — in particular spending by governments on social and health programs — can lead to oppressive practices and conditions. 19 $1.90

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This chapter starts with an overall description of Big Pharma, goes on to discuss the consequences of drug companies’ overriding objective of increasing sales in order to increase profits, … 17 $1.70

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This chapter explores Aboriginal peoples’ constitutional right to health and ends with a call to action for federal and provincial governments and health professionals. 28 $2.80

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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. 20 $2.00

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This chapter discusses core concepts about human rights and the evolution and future of health as a human right in Canada and beyond. 22 $2.20

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This chapter serves as a synthesis of the entire book by reiterating key concepts and topics covered throughout the book. It also looks at future directions in the study of health and oppression … 18 $1.80