Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Advances in Social Behaviour Research

Vol. 2, 01 March 2023


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Cultural Habitus, Poverty Traps and High Incidence of Esophageal Cancer—Based on A Field Observation in Linzhou, China

Lianzhong Shen * 1
1 School of Humanities and Social Science, Hongkong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay. Kowloon, Hong Kong, China

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

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Published 01 March 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
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Citation Lianzhong Shen. Cultural Habitus, Poverty Traps and High Incidence of Esophageal Cancer—Based on A Field Observation in Linzhou, China. LNEP (2023) Vol. 2: 130-139. DOI: 10.54254/2753-7048/2/2022361.

Abstract

In the paper, the human behavior risk factors of esophageal cancer will be summarized and sorted out, Linzhou, a high-incidence area of esophageal cancer in northern China, is regarded as the field observation object for the study, and it is hoped that the reasons for many risk factors continuously existing in high-risk areas are explained by Bourdieu’s habitus theory, meanwhile, the existence and prevention of esophageal cancer in Linzhou was described correspondingly, and the economic and cultural background behind it was tried to explore. As an epitome of major prevention and control of diseases in rural areas of China, the study can be an effective supplement to anthropology and epidemiology in the field.

Keywords

Medical anthropology, Esophageal cancer, Linzhou of China, Epidemiology, Habitus

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