Vulnerability, Social Inequality and Health

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Colaboração com a entidade: CIDHEUS – Universidade de Évora
Colecção: PhoenixTN


O livro aborda, a diferentes níveis de desenvolvimento, as múltiplas conexões entre as desigualdades sociais, vulnerabilidade e saúde, em vários períodos históricos e áreas geográficas na Europa. The use of the term vulnerability has become popular today, and is used in both common everyday discourse and more rigorously in scientific analysis. For historians this has brought about the risk of using the term anachronistically. Etymologically, the word vulnerable (emerging in France in the 1670s) evolved from the Latin vulnerabilis, thus from vulnerare, meaning ‘wounded’. Reference to ‘the vulnerable’ therefore came to indicate persons who were prone to wounding or who were actually ‘wounded’ in physical and social terms. The idea of physical fragility – related to the incapacities of children, the elderly, the disabled or the ill – took over much of the connotation of the term, this essentially being coupled with their inability to work and to thus provide for one’s personal and household livelihood. Besides the physical vulnerability of the human body, social fragility – the product of social inequalities – came to identify specific social cohorts such as women (especially single mothers and widows), marginalised groups (the orphans or the diseased), and whole communities (such as the Roma people).


Patrice Bourdelais and John Chircop, Introduction: Situating and defining vulnerability in historical perspective
Serenella Nonnis-Vigilante, Hospitalised children: their frailties and ill-treatment in 19th and early 20th century France
John Chircop, Female vulnerabilites and coping strategies in the poor neighbourhoods of three colonial port districts: Corfu, Malta and Gibraltar, 1815-1870
Aude Fauvel, Madness: a ‘female malady’ ? Women and psychiatric institutionalisation in France
Laurinda Abreu, Defining the poor: between Crown policies and local actors (Évora, 16th-17th centuries)
Pilar Leon Sanz, Private Initiatives against social inequalities and health vulnerabilities: the case of La Conciliación (Pamplona 1902-1920)
Anita Magowska, Health care reforms and the needs of the poor in Poland
Andrea Fabian, The effects of parent emigration in Romania: assessing the vulnerability of families and ‘abandoned Children’
Adina Rebeleanu, Vulnerability in the Romanian Health Care System
Claire Scodellaro, The Vulnerability of the elderly in France: the Case of the Generations born during World War I


Ano: 2010
Capa: capa mole
Tipo: Livro
N. páginas: 172
Formato: 23x16
ISBN: 978-972-772-998-2
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