succumbing to peer pressure

Saturday, September 25, 2004

One More Thing

From my hundred or so pages of reading today, a little allegory that I hope to keep with me throughout my career:

It is as if, paraphrasing Aaron Antonovsky's (1923-1994) penultimate lament, the study of why some people swim well and others drown when tossed into a river displaces study of who is tossing whom into the current - and what else might be in the water.

("Theories for Social Epidemiology in the 21st Century: An Ecosocial Perspective," Nancy Krieger)


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