Journal of Health and Environmental Research

Special Issue

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

  • Submission Deadline: Dec. 31, 2020
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: María del Carmen Rojas
About This Special Issue
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
Lead Guest Editor
  • María del Carmen Rojas

    Institute of Geohistorical Research, National Council of Scientific and Technical Research, Resistencia, Argentina

Guest Editors
  • 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

Published Articles
  • Epidemiological Approach to the Hantavirus Outbreak and the Role of the Social Dimension of Health Care

    Jorge Elias , Emiliano Biondo , Jorge Diaz

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 69-75
    Received: Jan. 04, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 20, 2021
    Published: Mar. 26, 2021
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20210701.21
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    Abstract: In late 2018, in the town of Epuyén, Argentine Patagonia, the outbreak of Andes hantavirus begins. Evidence led to the interhuman transmission hypothesis. The comparative analysis carried out by the National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS, Administración Nacional de Laboratorios e Institutos de Salud) Malbrán of Argenti... Show More
  • An Artificial Intelligence Approach to Modeling in Social Science

    Juan Carlos Jesus Vazquez , Julio Javier Castillo , Leticia Edith Constable , Marina Elizabeth Cardenas , Juan Carlos Guillermo Vazquez

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 58-68
    Received: Jan. 04, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 20, 2021
    Published: Mar. 17, 2021
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20210701.20
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    Abstract: Computer Science has contributed to social sciences since decades ago: connecting people that build virtual communities where the interactions can be investigated, developing tools for statistically analytics, designing models that allow the analysis and simulation of the most diverse types, among many others. In this article, we describe an artifi... Show More
  • Territorialize Comprehensive Local Risk Management and Information Systems: Co-building Knowledge in the Field of Environmental Health

    Maria del Carmen Rojas , Ana Colombres , Silvina Hidalgo , Oscar Lopez , Daniel Machado , Viviana Mendoza , Patricia Montero , Analia Ocampo

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 39-48
    Received: Jan. 04, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 20, 2021
    Published: Mar. 09, 2021
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20210701.18
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    Abstract: At present, the act of thinking appears as idle and is displaced by the instrumental. Comprehensive local risk management (CLRM) and information systems (IS) in the field of environmental health (EH) are analyzed ignoring the actor's conception and the time from which they start. Common practice does not respect the ontological character that we re... Show More
  • Work and Nature: Collective Health Challenges Towards the Sustainable Development Goals After the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Marcelo Amable , Rocio Gonzalez Francese , Cecilia Schneider

    Issue: Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2021
    Pages: 49-57
    Received: Jan. 04, 2021
    Accepted: Feb. 20, 2021
    Published: Mar. 09, 2021
    DOI: 10.11648/j.jher.20210701.19
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    Abstract: Work is a central concept to understand social metabolism. Human work is the process that getting the social metabolism that creates those goods necessary for to life. The industrial revolution laid the foundation for an insurmountable contradiction between capitalism and environmental sustainability. The advance of market power over the use of nat... Show More