When Culture Impacts Health

When Culture Impacts Health

Global Lessons for Effective Health Research

1st Edition - January 25, 2013

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  • Editors: Cathy Banwell, Stanley Ulijaszek, Jane Dixon
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124159433
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124159211

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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 includes case studies from across the Asia and Pacific regions –Bangladesh, Malaysia, New Guinea, Indonesia, Thailand, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tuvalu and the Cook Islands. When Culture Impacts Health offers conceptual, methodological and practical insights into understanding and successfully mediating cultural influences to address old and new public health issues including safe water delivery, leprosy, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and body image. It contains useful methodological tools – how to map cultural consensus, measure wealth capital, conduct a cultural economy audit, for example. It provides approaches for discerning between ethnic and racial constructs and for conducting research among indigenous peoples. The book will be indispensible for culture and health researchers in all regions.

Key Features

  • Discusses global application of case descriptions
  • Demonstrates how a cultural approach to health research enriches and informs our understanding of intractable public health problems
  • Covers methods and measurements applicable to a variety of cultural research approaches as well as actual research results
  • Case studies include medical anthropology, cultural epidemiology, cultural history and social medicine perspectives

Readership

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.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors

    Chapter 1. When Culture Impacts Health

    Rationale

    The Book’s Orientation

    The Book’s Structure

    References

    Part A: Research Approaches

    Chapter 2. Antecedents of Culture-in-Health Research

    Introduction

    Social Medicine

    Medical Anthropology

    Sociology of Health

    Social Epidemiology

    Culture in Anthropology, the Social Sciences, and Epidemiology

    Culture-in-Health

    References

    Chapter 3. Biological and Biocultural Anthropology

    Introduction

    Biological Anthropology and Constructions of Disease

    Biocultural Anthropology and Disease

    References

    Chapter 4. Toward Cultural Epidemiology: Beyond Epistemological Hegemony

    Introduction

    Epistemological Hegemony

    Drivers of Epistemological Hegemony

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 5. The Cultural Anthropological Contribution to Communicable Disease Epidemiology

    Introduction

    Critique of the Biomedical Paradigm

    Framing Public Health Issues Comprehensively

    Communicates the Voice of the Community

    Assists in Developing and Evaluating Interventions

    References

    Part B: Local Tales

    Section I: Industrial and Post-Industrial Societies

    Chapter 6. Medicalization or Medicine as Culture? The Case of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

    Introduction

    ADHD

    References

    Chapter 7. Filthy Fingernails and Friendly Germs: Lay Concepts of Contagious Disease Transmission in Developed Countries

    Introduction

    Methodology

    Findings

    Discussion

    References

    Chapter 8. Context and Environment: The Value of Considering Lay Epidemiology

    Methodology and Method

    Epidemiology and Risk

    References

    Chapter 9. Identity, Social Position, Well-Being, and Health: Insights from Australians Living with Hearing Loss

    The Social Epidemiology of Hearing Loss

    Hearing Loss and Physical Health

    Hearing Loss and Mental Health

    Hearing Loss and HRQoL

    Methods Used in this Chapter

    References

    Chapter 10. Framing Debates about Risk for Skin Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency in New Zealand: Ethnicity, Skin Color, and/or Cultural Practice?

    Introduction

    Recent Concerns about Vitamin D

    Conclusion

    Epilogue

    References

    Chapter 11. Analyzing Smoking Using Te Whare Tapa Wha

    Te Whare Tapa Wha

    Method

    Results

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Chapter 12. Thirty Years of New Zealand Smoking Advances a Case for Cultural Epidemiology and Cultural Geography

    Introduction

    Thirty Years of Smoking in New Zealand: What we know

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 13. On Slimming Pills, Growth Hormones, and Plastic Surgery: The Socioeconomic Value of the Body in South Korea

    Introduction

    Emergence of a Western Corporeal Ideal in Korea

    Acknowledgments

    References

    Section II: Economically Transitioning Societies

    Chapter 14. Tacking between Disciplines: Approaches to Tuberculosis in New Zealand, the Cook Islands, and Tuvalu

    Questioning Epidemiology: TB and Migrants

    The Matters of History: Why Historical Political Ecology is Necessary

    Contemporary TB: New Theoretical Frameworks

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 15. Cultural Epidemiology: The Example of Pari Village, Papua

    Culture and Disease in Traditional Times

    Case Study Methodology

    Discussion

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 16. Life and Well-Being under Historical Ecological Variation: The Epidemiology of Disease and of Representations

    Introduction

    Cultural Epidemiology of the Mian

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 17. Perceptions of Leprosy in the Orang Asli (Indigenous Minority) of Peninsular Malaysia

    Introduction

    Methods

    Case Studies

    Discussion

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 18. A Qualitative Exploration of Factors Affecting Uptake of Water Treatment Technology in Rural Bangladesh

    Background

    Research Process

    Discussion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Chapter 19. Anthropological Approaches to Outbreak Investigations in Bangladesh

    Background

    Discussion

    References

    Chapter 20. Post-Disaster Coping in Aceh: Sociocultural Factors and Emotional Response

    Background

    The Conceptualization of Trauma

    Islam in Aceh

    Survivor Understanding of the Tsunami

    Survivor Response to the Tsunami

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Part C: Methodological Lessons

    Chapter 21. The Positioning of Indigenous Australians as Health Care Recipients

    Introduction

    Indigenous Socioeconomic Positioning

    Asking the Indigenous Status Question

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 22. Capturing the Capitals: A Heuristic for Measuring the “Wealth” of New Zealand Children in the Twenty-First Century: An Application to the Growing Up in New Zealand Longitudinal Cohort

    Introduction

    Discussion

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 23. Cultural Consensus Modeling of Disease

    Introduction

    The Method

    Cultural Consensus, Cultural Competence, and Disease

    Discussion

    References

    Chapter 24. Reconsidering Meaning and Measurement: An Ethno-Epidemiology Study of Refugee Youth Settlement in Melbourne, Australia

    Introduction

    Background: It all Started when …

    Challenges of Researching Refugee Settlement and Well-Being

    The Good Starts Study: Aims and Study Design

    Logistical Issues with Sampling and Recruitment

    Looking Back: What did we Learn?

    Meaning or Measurement?

    Epilogue

    Acknowledgements

    References

    Chapter 25. The Cultural Economy Approach to Studying Chronic Disease Risks, with Application to Illicit Drug Use

    Diseases of Modernity and Consumption

    Studying the Cultural Economy of Consumption

    The Cultural Economy Approach to Understanding Social Practices

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 26. Doing Health Policy Research: How to Interview Policy Elites

    Introduction

    Research Questions and Study Objectives

    Sampling Strategy and Representativeness

    Recruitment and Participant Management

    Structuring the Interviews

    Validity and Reliability in Interviewing

    What Questions Should be Asked?

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 27. Thai Food Culture in Transition: A Mixed Methods Study on the Role of Food Retailing

    Introduction

    Thai Transitions

    Thai Food Culture Transition Study

    Conclusions

    References

    Chapter 28. Developing Culturally Appropriate Interventions to Prevent Person-to-Person Transmission of Nipah Virus in Bangladesh: Cultural Epidemiology in Action

    Introduction

    Understanding Epidemiology of Nipah Encephalitis

    Select Possible Behavior Change Messages

    Lesson Learned and Next Steps

    Conclusion

    Acknowledgment

    References

    Chapter 29. From Local Tales to Global Lessons

    Applying Cultural Concepts When Identifying Health Risks: Section B

    Unifying Threads in Section B

    Methods for Doing Culture-in-Health Research: Sections B and C

    Five Methodological Issues that Traverse the Case Studies

    Applying a Cultural Perspective to Interventions

    Conclusion

    References

    Chapter 30. Complementary Readings

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 380
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2013
  • Published: January 25, 2013
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780124159433
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780124159211

About the Editors

Cathy Banwell

Affiliations and Expertise

NCEPH, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Stanley Ulijaszek

Affiliations and Expertise

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK

Jane Dixon

Affiliations and Expertise

NCEPH, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

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