Disease prevention as social change : the state, society, and public health in the United States, France, Great Britain, and Canada / Constance A. Nathanson.

Author
Nathanson, Constance A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
New York : Russell Sage Foundation, c2007.
Description
xiv, 328 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

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Summary note
"In Disease Prevention as Social Change, sociologist Constance Nathanson argues that public health is inherently political, and explores the social struggles behind public health interventions by the governments of four industrialized democracies. Informed by extensive historical research and contemporary fieldwork, Disease Prevention as Social Change weaves compelling narratives of the political and social movements behind modern public health policies. By comparing the vastly different outcomes of these movements in different historical and cultural contexts, this path-breaking book advances our knowledge of the conditions in which social activists can succeed in battles over public health."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-316) and index.
Contents
Ch. 1. Introduction -- Ch. 2. The nineteenth century : from miasmas to microbes -- Ch. 3. Infant mortality -- Ch. 4. Tuberculosis -- Ch. 5. Smoking -- Ch. 6. HIV/AIDS in injection drug users -- Ch. 7. Engines of policy change : the state and civil society -- Ch. 8. Experts and zealots -- Ch. 9. Political cultures and constructions of risk -- Ch. 10. Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9780871546449
  • 0871546442
LCCN
2006033287
OCLC
72774416
RCP
C - S