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Health and Medical Care in the U.S.

A Critical Analysis, 1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro


158 pages

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A collection of papers that challenge the conventional analyses of the problems facing health, medicine and medical care in Western societies in general, and North America in particular.

Table of Contents


PART 1: The Definition of Health and Medicine

The Social Nature of the Definition of Health Sander Kelman Functionalism and After? Theory and Developments in Social Science Applied to the Health Field Ronald Frankenberg

The Industrialization of Fetishism or the Fetishism of Industrialization—A Critique of Ivan Illich Vicente Navarro

PART 2: The Political Economy of Health Care

Health Care in the United States: Who Pays? Thomas S. Bodenheimer

Capitalizing on Illness: The Health Insurance Industry Thomas Bodenheimer, Steven Cummings, and Elizabeth Harding The Political Economy of Medical Care—An Explanation of the Composition, Nature, and Functions of the Present Health Sector of the United States

Vicente Navarro

PART 3: The Political Sociology of Gender and Functions

Women and Health Care: A Comparison of Theories Elizabeth Fee

PART 4: The Political Sociology of the State Intervention

On the Structural Constraints to State Intervention in Health Marc Renaud

About the Series

Policy, Politics, Health and Medicine Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Mental Health