Original ArticleUsing Marginalization Theory to Examine Pedestrian Injury A Case StudyCuttler, Sasha J. PHN, BSN, RN; Malone, Ruth E. PhD, RN, FAANAuthor Information Department of Community Health Systems (Mr Cuttler) and Department of Social & Behavioral Sciences (Dr Malone), School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco. Corresponding author: Sasha J. Cuttler, PHN, BSN, RN, School of Nursing, University of California, 2 Koret Way, Box 0608, San Francisco, CA 94143. ([email protected]). Advances in Nursing Science: July 2005 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 278-286 Buy Abstract Hall, Stevens, and Meleis' critical feminist theory of marginalization provides a useful lens through which to examine both the role of the automobile in Western society and the related phenomenon of automobile-pedestrian injury. This article draws on a specific case of automobile-pedestrian fatality in San Francisco's Mission District to show how the marginalization of neighborhoods, groups, and individuals occurs in an autocentric environment. Nurses can use concepts of marginalization to inform and dialogue with communities about healthier, safer transportation options and ways to achieve them. © 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.