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This is a bold new book. While the title remains the same, almost all of the material in the book is new. This is an ode to the success of social epidemiology as an approach to understanding the fundamental determinants of health. When we published the first edition of this book in the late 1990s there were handfuls of papers scattered across journals to substantiate the role that our social world plays in shaping population patterns of health and illness. There is now so much new work that each of the chapters could be a book in itself. Where once there were 6 or 8 studies on a topic there are now meta-analyses of hundreds of papers from around the world. Over the last 40 years, there has been an explosion of interest in how society and different forms of social organization influence health and well-being, along with a recognition that such understanding can guide powerful strategies to reducing inequalities and improving population health. The field of social epidemiology has emerged during this time, drawing heavily on public health work done during the early part of this century by Frost, Goldberger, and Sydenstricker; on work on stress by Cannon and Selye; and on the blossoming fields of medical sociology and health psychology. Where epidemiology was once comfortable in assessing only the role of the physical environment in determining health outcomes, we now have the tools with which to assess the impact of the social environment.

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