Reading Resources

These readings are supplementary to our training and provide more information on the following topics Continue Reading Reading Resources

Please find our list of recommended readings below. These readings are supplementary to our training and provide more information on the following topics:

Defining, Teaching, & Operationalizing Structural Competency

• Metzl J, & Hansen H. (2014). “Structural competency: Theorizing a new medical engagement with stigma and inequality.” Social Science and Medicine.

• Neff J, Knight KR, Satterwhite S, Nelson N, Matthews J, & Holmes SM. (2017). “Teaching Structure: A Qualitative Evaluation of a Structural Competency Training for Resident Physicians.” Journal of General Internal Medicine.

• Bourgois P, Holmes SM, Sue K, & Quesada J. (2017). “Structural Vulnerability: Operationalizing the Concept to Address Health Disparities in Clinical Care.” Academic Medicine, 92(3): 299-307.

• Bourgois P, & Schonberg J. (2009). Male Love. In, Righteous Dopefiend (Chapter 7). Berkeley: University of California Press.

• Farmer PE, Nizeye B, Stulac S, & Keshavjee S. (2006). “Structural Violence & Clinical Medicine.” Public Library of Science Medicine.

• Holmes S. (2006). “An Ethnographic Study of the Social Context of Migrant Health in the US.” Social Science and Medicine, 3(10).

• Rivkin-Fish M. (2011). “Learning the Moral Economy of Commodified Health Care: ‘Community Education,’ Failed Consumers, and the Shaping of Ethical Clinician-Citizens.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 35(2): 183-205.

Limitations of Behavioral, “Cultural,” & Biological Framing of Health Disparities

• Baum F, & Fisher M. (2014). “Why Behavioral Health Promotion Endures Despite Its Failure to Reduce Health Inequities.” Sociology of Health and Illness, 36(2): 213-225.

• Gregg J, & Saha S. (2006). “Losing Culture on the Way to Competence: The Use and Misuse of Culture in Medical Education.” Academic Medicine, 81(6): 542-546.

• Hunt LM, Schneider S, & Comer B. (2004). “Should “acculturation” be a variable in health research? A critical review of research on US Hispanics.” Social Science & Medicine.

• Jenks A. (2011). “From ‘Lists of Traits’ to ‘Open-Mindedness’: Emerging Issues in Cultural Competence Education.” Culture, Medicine, and Psychiatry, 35(2): 209-231.

• Kleinman & Benson. (2006). “Anthropology in the Clinic: The Problem of Cultural Competency and How to Fix It.” Public Library of Science Medicine.

• Metzl JM, & Roberts DE. (2014). “Structural competency meets structural racism: race, politics, and the structure of medical knowledge.” Virtual Mentor, 16(9): 674-690.

• Tervalon M & Murray-García J. “Cultural Humility Versus Cultural Competence.” Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 9(2): 117-123.

Structural Violence & Structural Racism

• Bourgois P. (2010). Recognizing Invisible Violence: A Thirty-Year Ethnographic Retrospective. In Rylko-Bauer B, Whiteford L, & Farmer P (Eds.) Global Health in Times of Violence (17-40). Santa Fe, NM: School for Advanced Research Press.

• Coates TN. (June 2014). The Case for Reparations. The Atlantic.

• Crenshaw K. (1989). “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.” University of Chicago Legal Forum.

• Farmer P. (1996). “On Suffering and Structural Violence: A View from Below.” Daedalus, 125(1): 261-283.

• Holmes, SM. (2013). Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies. University of California Press.

• Knight, KR. (2015). addicted.pregnant.poor. Duke University Press.

• West C. (1993). The Pitfalls of Racial Reasoning. In Race Matters (Chapter 2) Boston: Beacon Press.

Foundational Social Theory & Structural Analyses of Healthcare

• Brown W. (2006). “American nightmare: neoliberalism, neoconservatism, and de- democratization.” Political theory, 34(6): 690-714.

• Fanon F. (1965). Medicine and Colonialism. In A Dying Colonialism (121-145) New York: Grove Press.

• Navarro V. (1988). “Professional Dominance or Proletarianization?: Neither.” The Milbank Quarterly.

• Wacquant LJ. (2006). Pierre Bourdieu. In Stones R (Ed.) Key Contemporary Thinkers (Chapter 16) London and New York: Macmillan.

Writings on Teaching & Framing

• Boler M. (2004). Teaching for Hope: The Ethics of Shattering World Views. In Liston D & Garrison J (Eds.) Teaching, Learning, and Loving (114-129) New York and London: Routledgefalmer.

• Lakoff G. (2014). Framing 101. In Don’t Think of an Elephant! Know Your Values and Frame the Debate. (Chapter 1).

• Wear D, & Aultman J. (2005). “The Limits of Narrative: Medical Student Resistance to Confronting Inequality and Oppression in Literature and Beyond.” Medical Education, 39(10): 1056-1064.

• Willen S. (2013). “Confronting a ‘Big Huge Gaping Wound’: Emotion and Anxiety in a Cultural Sensitivity Course for Psychiatry Residents.” Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 37(2): 253-276.

Social Medicine: Examples of Healthcare-Based Responses to Harmful Social Structures

• Breilh J. (2008). “Latin American critical (‘Social’) epidemiology: new settings for an old dream.” International Journal of Epidemiology 37(4): 745-750.

• Geiger JH. (1984). Community health centers: health care as an instrument of social change. In Sidel VW & Sidel R (Eds.) Reforming Medicine: Lessons of the Last Quarter Century (11-32) New York: Pantheon Books.

• Holmes, Stonington, & Green. (2014). “Locating global health in social medicine.” Global Public Health.

• Messac L, Ciccarone D, Draine J, & Bourgois P. (2013). “The Good-Enough Science-and- Politics of Anthropological Collaboration with Evidence-Based Clinical Research: Four Ethnographic Case Studies.” Social Science and Medicine, 99:176-186.

• Nelson A. (2016). “The longue durée of Black Lives Matter.” American Journal of Public Health, 106(10): 1734–1737.

• Phelan, Link, & Tehranifar. (2010). “Social Conditions as Fundamental Causes of Health Inequalities: Theory, Evidence, and Policy Implications.” Journal of Health and Social Behavior.

• Porter D. (2006). “How Did Social Medicine Evolve, and Where Is It Heading?” Public Library of Science Medicine, 10: 1667-1671.

• Virchow R. (2006). “Report on the Typhus Epidemic in Upper Silesia.” American Journal of Public Health, 96(12): 2102-2105.

• Waitzkin H. (2001). “Social medicine in Latin America: productivity and dangers facing the major national groups.” The Lancet.