Social Movements in Health / Edition 1

Social Movements in Health / Edition 1

by Phil Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405124490

ISBN-13: 9781405124492

Pub. Date: 04/18/2005

Publisher: Wiley

This book represents the first collection of research on health social movements.

  • Demonstrates that health social movements are an innovative and powerful form of political action.
  • Brings together the study of health and illness with social movement theory in order to establish a basis for the study of health social movements.
  • Covers disease-based
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    Overview

    This book represents the first collection of research on health social movements.

  • Demonstrates that health social movements are an innovative and powerful form of political action.
  • Brings together the study of health and illness with social movement theory in order to establish a basis for the study of health social movements.
  • Covers disease-based movements focused on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer.
  • Also addresses issue-based movements such as the pro-choice movement, the movement for complementary and alternative medicine, and movements around stem cell research.
  • Illustrates the value of interdisciplinary approaches to studying health social movements.
  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781405124492
    Publisher:
    Wiley
    Publication date:
    04/18/2005
    Series:
    Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs Series
    Pages:
    208
    Product dimensions:
    9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.44(d)

    Table of Contents

    Notes on Contributors.

    1. Social Movements in Health: An Introduction: Phil Brown and Stephen Zavestoski.

    2. Medical Modernisation, Scientific Research Fields and the Epistemic Politics of Health Social Movements: David Hess.

    3. The Dynamic Interplay Between Western Medicine and Complimentary and Alternative Medicine Movement: Melinda Goldner.

    4. Health COnsumer Groups: A New Social Movement?: Judith Alsop, Kathryn Jones, and Rob Baggott.

    5. Regenerating Movements: Embryonic Stem Cells, Social Movements, and the Politics of Potentiality: Chris Ganchoff.

    6. Uneasy Allies: Pro-choice Physicians, Feminist Health Activists, and the Struggle for Abortion Rights: Carole Joffe and Tracy Weitz.

    7. Advocating Voice: Organisational, Historical and Social Milieux of the Alzheimer’s Disease Movement: Renee Beard.

    8. Framing as a Cultural Resource in Health Social Movements: Funding Activism and the Breast Cancer Movement in the US 1990-1993: Emily Kolker.

    9. Breast Cancer in Two Regimes: The Impact of Social Movements on Illness Experience: Maren Klawiter.

    Index.

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