Health as a Family Matter: Health and Well-Being as Enacted in Dual-Earner Middle-Class Family Life in Los Angeles

Linda C. Garro, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, and SAR Visiting Research Associate

Colloquium, SAR Boardroom

Wednesday, September 14, 2011, 12:00–1:00 pm

Linda C. GarroLinda C. Garro2011–2012 Visiting Research AssociateLinda C. Garro2011–2012 Visiting Research Associate

Most US health research relies on individuals as the unit of analysis. Video recordings and ethnographic interviews offer a lens on health as ensconced in everyday family life, illustrating how a socially embedded and relational view of health coexists with health construed as an individual concern.

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