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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.
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.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780871546449
  • 0871546442
LCCN:
2006033287
OCLC:
72774416
RCP:
C - S