Variations of the social: some reflections on public health, social research and the health-society relation

  title={Variations of the social: some reflections on public health, social research and the health-society relation},
  author={P Rojas},
  journal={Saude E Sociedade},
  • P. Rojas
  • Published 1 June 2015
  • Political Science
  • Saude E Sociedade
The idea of a social dimension of health is widely accepted as unavoidable and relevant for public health. This article proposes a reflection around the notion of the social examining some of the manifold ways in which it might be inherited by researchers, professionals, administrative staff and material settings involved in the practices of public health care. It will be argued that this inheritance has deep consequences for efforts of care inasmuch these different versions of the social… 
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