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

Dixon, Jane; Banwell, Cathy


Chronic disease epidemiologists concede that there are very few successful interventions for what are variously referred to as "diseases of modernity," "diseases of affluence," and "diseases of comfort" tenaciously plaguing the last half century. Lying behind the chronic noncommunicable disease figures are lifestyle risks or the risks that flow from consumption behaviors, including what might be considered "dangerous consumptions." This chapter outlines a method that enables public health...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-415921-1.00025-7


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