Health Inequities in Canada

Look for CGSM invesitgator, Olena Hankivsky’s new edited book, Health Inequities in Canada, recently published by UBC Press.

This book brings together Canadian activists, community-based researchers, and scholars from a range of disciplines to apply interpretations of intersectionality to cases in Indigenous health, mental health, migration health, community health, and organizational governance. By addressing specific health issues including cardiovascular disease, dementia, post-traumatic stress disorder, diabetes, and violence, this book advances methodological applications of intersectionality in health research, policy, and practice. The authors ultimately reveal how multiple variables are influencing health and healing in Canada — not simply race, class, and gender but also age, religion, geography and place, and the state of the economy.

Most importantly, it demonstrates that health inequities cannot be understood or addressed without the interrogation of power and diverse social locations and structures that shape lives and experiences of health.

“This volume identifies research and policy that effectively address the stubborn persistence of health inequalities in Canada, the United States, and across the globe. In their overview and critique of intersectionality and in the quality and focus of the essays in the volume, the authors offer the best compilation to date of the potential, practice, and theory of intersectionality and health. This book is a first — and will become a foundational text as the field grows.”

— Lynn Weber, author of Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework

This entry was posted on Monday, June 27th, 2011 at 3:28 pm and is filed under News.