Special Issue on Health and the Environment as a Resource for the Reduction of Social Inequalities in Argentina

Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • María del Carmen Rojas
      Institute of Geohistorical Research, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Resistencia, Chaco, Argentina
  • Guest Editor
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    • Juan Carlos Vazquez
      Department of Information System Engineering, Faculty of Cordoba Regional, Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Córdoba, Argentina
    • Marcelo Amable
      Department of Environmental Sciences and Tourism, Universidad Nacional de Avellaneda, Avellaneda, Argentina
    • Jorge Elias
      Department of Northwest Programmatic Health Area, Ministerio de Salud del Gobierno de la Provincia de Chubut, Esquel, Argentina
  • Introduction

    The special issue analyses health and environment as the means to reduce social inequalities in Argentina. With this aim in mind, we propose to apply the approach of social determinants to the health-disease-environment process on the basis of the following categories: social class reproduction and society-nature metabolism.
    Health and environment are real polysemous objects, thought in praxis and from an intersubjective perspective.
    In this sense, we suggest to move toward a critical paradigm that implies how the ontological aspect and innovation intertwines with different forms of influence within the framework of a dialectical process of socio-historical determinants. From the ontological perspective, the object is seen as complex, and innovation is defined in terms of categories and methodological operations which allow the object to make it intelligible. As to the socio-historical determinants, we include the following approaches: (a) the critical geography; (b) the information as an expression of the human thought, a product of transformative activities of the social subject, and considered from the point of view of the epistemology of the praxis; (c) the concept of social vulnerability as a mediator of thought, since political, ethical, cultural and psycho-affective aspects can be displayed in the social complexity; and (d) the construction of health and environment from the potentialities of the triangle of politics that can put together the political proposal and strategy, and the management capacity.
    Aims and Scope:
    1. Environmental Health
    2. Collective Health
    3. Social Reproduction of Classes
    4. Society-Nature Metabolism
    5. Knowledge Co-construction
    6. Artificial Neural Networks

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.healthenv.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.