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Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series

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The Political Economy of AIDS

The Political Economy of AIDS

1st Edition

By Merrill Singer
January 30, 2019

Features a collection of seven research-based articles on AIDS. This work seeks to cut through popular misunderstanding and conventional ideas about the spread and impact of AIDS by employing a political economic perspective in the analysis of the epidemic in diverse settings....

Critical Medical Anthropology

Critical Medical Anthropology

2nd Edition

By Merrill Singer, Hans Baer
August 14, 2018

The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of ...

Excess Baggage Leveling the Load and Changing the Workplace

Excess Baggage: Leveling the Load and Changing the Workplace

1st Edition

By Ellen Rosskam, Ray Elling
August 14, 2018

Based on groundbreaking research on the working conditions of airport check-in workers in two countries, a previously unstudied category of predominantly women workers, Ellen Rosskam describes a form of work characterized as modern-day Taylorism. An occupation greatly affected by new forms of work ...

Nursing and Globalization in the Americas A Critical Perspective

Nursing and Globalization in the Americas: A Critical Perspective

1st Edition

By Karen Lucas Breda, Ray Elling
December 01, 2009

Nursing is vital to millions of people worldwide. This book details the ebb and flow of its fascinating history and politics through case studies from Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. Authors from across the Americas share findings and explore new thinking ...

Unhealthy Work Causes, Consequences, Cures

Unhealthy Work: Causes, Consequences, Cures

1st Edition

By Peter Schnall, Marnie Dobson, Ellen Rosskam, Ray Elling
March 29, 2017

Work, so fundamental to well-being, has its darker and more costly side. Work can adversely affect our health, well beyond the usual counts of injuries that we think of as 'occupational health'. The ways in which work is organized - its pace and intensity, degree of control over the work process, ...

Tortured Science Health Studies, Ethics and Nuclear Weapons in the United States

Tortured Science: Health Studies, Ethics and Nuclear Weapons in the United States

1st Edition

Edited By Dianne Quigley, Amy Lowman, Steve Wing
May 15, 2012

The U.S.A. s nuclear weapons program has exposed workers and the public to health hazards since World War II. In the 1980s and 1990s, federal health agencies responded to new revelations about these hazards by pouring millions of dollars into research on the health impacts of radiation. In Tortured...

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