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
- Limitations of Behavioral, “Cultural,” & Biological Framing of Health Disparities
- Structural Violence & Structural Racism
- Foundational Social Theory & Structural Analyses of Healthcare
- Writings on Teaching & Framing
- Social Medicine: Examples of Healthcare-Based Responses to Harmful Social Structures
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.