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The social construction of loneliness and global public health

The social construction of loneliness and global public health

La Placa, Vincent and Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593 (2022) The social construction of loneliness and global public health. In: La Placa, Vincent and Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593, (eds.) Social Science Perspectives on Global Public Health. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0367652098 (In Press)

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Abstract

Loneliness and its link to, for example, mental health, has become important to global public health and research in the social sciences. Often referred to as the ‘epidemic’ of loneliness, it is increasingly perceived as a global health, wellbeing, and social issue. This chapter will explore the issue of loneliness, as a global public health issue, and consider current literature around the groups most likely to experience loneliness. The chapter proceeds to argue for a study of loneliness ‘in its own right’, and suggests some strategic directions for further research, such as use of broader theoretical frameworks, especially the social constructionist approach, and qualitative orientated approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: loneliness; social construction
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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Last Modified: 16 May 2022 16:29
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/36140

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