Syndemic suffering : social distress, depression, and diabetes among Mexican immigrant women / Emily Mendenhall.
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- ISBN: 9781611321432
- ISBN: 1611321433
- ISBN: 9781611326833
- ISBN: 1611326834
- ISBN: 1611321425
- ISBN: 9781611321425
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (145 pages) : illustrations.
- Publisher: Walnut Creek, California : Left Coast Press, 
- Copyright: ©2012
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Synthesizing the syndemic -- Synergies of the self : the endurance of syndemic suffering -- Unpacking VIDDA : an analysis of social stress -- Borderlands : immigration, integration, and isolation -- Narrative to mechanism : understanding distress and diabetes.
|Summary:|| "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"--Provided by publisher.
|Language Note:|| English.
|Source of Description Note:|| Print version record.