Disease and Social Diversity

Disease and Social Diversity : The European Impact on the Health of Non-Europeans

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This book is based upon a series of historical and contemporary comparative studies of the disease experience of indigenous peoples in North America and Oceania as a result of their contact with, and domination by, Europeans. It argues that this experience, while similar in ,any ways, has been highly variable, the variations depending upon the nature of the Europeans and the policies they pursued, as well as on the culture and social organisation of the indigenous peoples themselves.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 149.9 x 228.6 x 17.8mm | 294.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • line figures and tables
  • 0195108698
  • 9780195108699
  • 1,725,213

Table of contents

1. Natural History and Local History ; 2. Death in the Fourth World ; 3. Historical and Contemporary Mortality Patterns in Polynesia ; 4. Settler Capitalism and the State in Australia ; 5. The Impact of Socio-Cultural Differences on Health ; 6. The Health Consequences of Modernization ; 7. Conclusions ; Appendix 2-1. The Size and Definition of Indigenous Populations ; Appendix 3-1. Estimates of Various Polynesian Populations: 1790s-1980s ; Appendix 6-1. Data and Methods for Regional Analysesshow more

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scholarly and carefully referenced book ... Kunitz writes interestingly about the options for providing health care. * D.J.P. Barker, University of Southampton, British Medical Journal, Volume 309, November 1994 * This is a book we have needed for some time. * Alfred W. Crosby, University of Texas at Austin, Population and Development Review *show more

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