Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

Unhealthy Health Policy: A Critical Anthropological Examination

by Merrill Singer
     
 

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This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal that in light of prevailing social inequalities, health policies may intend to protect public health, but in fact they often represent significant structural threats to the health and well being of the poor, ethnic minorities, women, and other

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This new collection turns a critical anthropological eye on the nature of health policy internationally. The authors reveal that in light of prevailing social inequalities, health policies may intend to protect public health, but in fact they often represent significant structural threats to the health and well being of the poor, ethnic minorities, women, and other subordinate groups. The volume focuses on the 'anthropology of policy,' which is concerned with the process of decision-making, the influences on decision-makers, and the impact of policy on human lives. This collaboration will be a critical resource for researchers and practitioners in medical anthropology, applied anthropology, medical sociology, minority issues, public policy, and health care issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780759115330
Publisher:
AltaMira Press
Publication date:
09/17/2004
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
408
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Arachu Castro is Assistant Professor of Social Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston and Director of the Institute for Health and Social Justice at Partners in Health. She has taught at the University of Barcelona and the National School of Public Health in Spain, at the National University at Cordoba, Argentina, and at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Havana, Cuba. Merrill Singer is Associate Director and Chief of Research at the Hispanic Health Council in Hartford, Connecticut, as well as Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Connecticut Medical School and a member of the Executive Committee of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS at the Yale University School of Public Health.

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