Working for Equality in Health

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Paul Bywaters, Eileen McLeod
Taylor & Francis, May 3, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 240 pages
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Unequal social relations are reflected in uneven patterns of health within and between populations. In Working for Equality in Health, health workers and academics distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities.
Working for Equality in Health brings to bear the understanding of a unique combination of practitioners and activists on a key issue for health experience, policy and practice. Common themes and common obstacles become apparent: the need for ever better understandings of the interactive effects of social disadvantage; the damage wrought to people's health by inegalitarian economic, social and health policies and the benefits of alliances between health professionals and other health workers to combat social and health inequalities.

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Gayle Letherby is Professor of Sociology at the University of Plymouth. She has published widely in the areas of methodology and epistemology; reproduction, kinship and identity; the sociology of trains and train travel; working and learning in higher education and criminology. Her previous publications include "Feminist Research in Theory and Practice" (Open University Press, 2003).

Paul Bywaters is Emeritus Professor of Social Work and was Director of the Centre for Social Justice at Coventry University. He has written extensively on social work and health inequalities, as well as on a variety of other issues including race and disability, and community care and older people.

Contributors: Zoebia Ali, Paul Allender, Geraldine Brady, Geraldine Brown, Anthea Coghlan, Tony Colombo, Dexter du Boulay, Maureen Hirsch, Mary Knyspel, Helen Poole, Graham Steventon, Denise Tanner and Corinne Wilson.

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