When Culture Impacts Health
Global Lessons for Effective Health ResearchEdited by
- Cathy Banwell, NCEPH, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
- Stanley Ulijaszek, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
- Jane Dixon, NCEPH, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Bringing the hard-to-quantify aspects of lived experience to analysis, and emphasizing what might be lost in interventions if cultural insights are absent, this book uses regional case studies from Malaysia, New Guinea, Indonesia and Peru among other Asian and Pacific regions to provide examples of the relationship between economic, political, social and other cultural norms of behaviour that can then be applied worldwide, or provide a starting point for program development. When Culture Impacts Health provides conceptual and practical insight into understanding and successfully altering cultural influences to address public health epidemics including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, smoking, and alcohol abuse among others. For example, it presents the socio-cultural impact of socially structured wealth and how that understanding bears on data from a longitudinal study to propose which New Zealand child sub-populations will be at risk of poor health in their adult years.
Researchers and graduate and undergraduate students in public health and epidemiology, government public health organizations, anthropology health economists, physicians, nurses and others seeking an overview of public health.
Paperback, 380 Pages
Published: February 2013
Imprint: Academic Press
- 1. When culture impacts health
Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek and Jane DixonPart A - Research approaches 2. Antecedents of Culture-in-Health Research Dorothy Broom, Cathy Banwell and Don Gardner3. Biological and biocultural anthropology Stanley Ulijaszek4. Toward Cultural Epidemiology: Beyond Epistemological Hegemony Mark Brough5. The cultural anthropological contribution to communicable disease epidemiology Stephen LubyPart B - Local tales I. Industrial and post-industrial societies 6. Medicalisation or medicine as culture? : The case of ADHD Helen Keane7. Filthy fingernails and friendly germs: Lay concepts of contagious disease transmission in developed countries Kate Crosbie, Juliet Richters, Claire Hooker and Julie Leask8. Context and environment: The value of considering lay epidemiology Anna Olsen and Cathy Banwell9. Identity, social position, well-being and health: Insights from Australians living with hearing loss Anthony Hogan, Katherine J. Reynolds and Don Byrne10. Framing debates about risk for skin cancer and vitamin D deficiency in New Zealand: Ethnicity, skin colour and / or cultural practice? Paul Callister and Judith Galtry11. Analysing smoking using Te Whare Tapa Wha Marewa Glover12. Thirty years of New Zealand smoking advances a case for cultural epidemiology and cultural geography John D. Glover, Jane Dixon, Cathy Banwell, Sarah Tennant, and Matthew Freeman13. On Slimming Pills, Growth Hormones, and Plastic Surgery: The Socioeconomic Value of the Body in South Korea Daniel Schwekendiek, Minhee Yeo and Stanley UlijaszekII. Economically transitioning societies 14. Tacking between disciplines: Approaches to tuberculosis in New Zealand, Cook Islands and Tuvalu Julie K. Park and Judith Littleton15. Cultural Epidemiology: The example of Pari Village, Papua Ian Maddocks16. Life and well-being under historical ecological variation: the epidemiology of disease and of representations Don Gardner and Robert Attenborough17. Perceptions of Leprosy in the Orang Asli (indigenous minority) of Peninsular Malaysia Juliet Bedford18. A qualitative exploration of factors affection uptake of water treatment technology in rural Bangladesh Shaila Arman, Leanne Unicomb and Stephen P. Luby19. Anthropological approaches to outbreak investigations in Bangladesh Shahana Parveen, Rebeca Sultana, Stephen Luby and Emily S. Gurley20. Post-Disaster Coping in Aceh: Sociocultural Factors and Emotional Response Rebecca Fanany and Ismet FananyPart C - Methodological Lessons 21. Non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australians: cultural-social positioning and health Jill A. Guthrie22. Capturing the capitals; a heuristic for measuring wealth of NZ children in the 21st century. An application to the Growing Up in New Zealand longitudinal cohort Vivienne Ivory, Susan Morton, Johanna Schmidt, Te Kani Kingi and Polly Atatoa-Carr23. Cultural consensus modeling of disease Stanley J. Ulijaszek24. Reconsidering Meaning and Measurement: An ethno-epidemiology study of refugee youth settlement in Melbourne, Australia Sandy Gifford25. The cultural economy approach to studying chronic disease risks, with application to illicit drug use Jane Dixon and Cathy Banwell26. Doing health policy research: how to interview policy elites Philip Baker27. Thai food culture in transition: a mixed methods study on the role of food retailing Matthew Kelly, Cathy Banwell, Jane Dixon, Sam-ang Seubsman and Adrian Sleigh28. Developing culturally appropriate interventions to prevent person-to person transmission of Nipah Virus in Bangladesh: cultural epidemiology in action M. Saiful Islam, Stephen P. Luby and Emily S. GurleyConclusion 29. From local tales to global lessons Jane Dixon, Cathy Banwell and Stanley Ulijaszek30. Complementary readings