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Critical Perspectives on Aging The Political and Moral Economy of Growing Old

Critical Perspectives on Aging: The Political and Moral Economy of Growing Old

1st Edition

By Meredith Minkler, Carroll L. Estes
June 15, 1990

This unique volume brings together 20 critical essays on aging within the context of the broad social, political, and economic factors that help shape and determine the realities of growing old. Rather than viewing aging in isolation, it explores the social creation of old age dependency and the ...

Everyday Bioethics Reflections on Bioethical Choices in Daily Life

Everyday Bioethics: Reflections on Bioethical Choices in Daily Life

1st Edition

By Giovanni Berlinguer
June 15, 2003

"Everyday Bioethics" suggests a new perspective on the relationships between science, ethics and society. It is based upon the distinction and integration of two fields: the frontier bioethics, which examines the new development of biomedicine; and the bioethics of everyday life, which concerns all...

Political And Economic Determinants of Population Health and Well-Being: Controversies and Developments

Political And Economic Determinants of Population Health and Well-Being:: Controversies and Developments

1st Edition

Edited By Vincente Navarro, Caries Muntaner
June 15, 2004

The field of social inequalities in health continues its vigorous growth in the early years of the 21st century. This volume, following in the footsteps of Vicente Navarro's edited collection The Political Economy of Social Inequalities, is a compilation of recent contributions to the areas of ...

The Corporate Transformation of Health Care Part 1: Issues and Directions

The Corporate Transformation of Health Care: Part 1: Issues and Directions

1st Edition

By Warren J Salmon
January 01, 1990

The author explores how the corporate transformation of hospitals, HMOs, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries has resulted in reduction in services, dangerous cost cutting, poor regulation, and corrupt research. He sheds light on the political lobbying and media manipulation that keeps ...

The Political Economy of Social Inequalities Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

The Political Economy of Social Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

1st Edition

By Vincente Navarro
June 15, 2001

In the last two decades of the 20th century, we witnessed a dramatic growth in social inequalities within and among countries. This has had a most negative impact on the health and quality of life of large sectors of the populations in the developed and underdeveloped world. This volume analyzes ...

The Psychosocial Work Environment Work Organization, Democratization, and Health : Essays in Memory of Bertil Gardell

The Psychosocial Work Environment: Work Organization, Democratization, and Health : Essays in Memory of Bertil Gardell

1st Edition

By Jeffrey V. Johnson, Bertil Gardell, Gunn Johannson
June 15, 1991

Dedicated to the late Bertil Gardell, a Swedish Social Scientist, this text comprises of 18 essays that shares a common vision - the impact of work on the interconnected processes of stress and disease....

Women's Health, Politics, and Power Essays on Sex/Gender, Medicine, and Public Health

Women's Health, Politics, and Power: Essays on Sex/Gender, Medicine, and Public Health

1st Edition

Edited By Elizabeth Fee, Nancy Krieger
June 15, 1994

This collection of essays addresses the broadening array of issues on the agenda of the women's health movements of the 1980s and 1990s, just as a previous collection, "Women and Health: The Politics of Sex in Medicine", gathered contributions from the earlier wave of the women's health movement in...

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

Neoliberalism, Globalization, and Inequalities: Consequences for Health and Quality of Life

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro
September 15, 2007

Since U.S. President Reagan and U.K. Prime Minister Thatcher, a major ideology (under the name of economic science) has been expanded worldwide that claims that the best policies to stimulate human development are those that reduce the role of the state in economic and social lives: privatizing ...

Imperialism, Health and Medicine

Imperialism, Health and Medicine

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro
June 15, 1981

Includes articles which offer an alternative view of the political and economic causes of substandard health care in the underdeveloped societies of the Third World....

Cancer-gate How to Win the Losing Cancer War

Cancer-gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War

1st Edition

By Samuel S. Epstein
August 12, 2019

Award-winning author, Samuel S. Epstein, M.D., whose 1978 book ""The Politics of Cancer"" shook the political establishment by showing how the federal government had been corrupted by industrial polluters, has written a book that is sure to be of equal consequence. ""Cancer-Gate: How to Win the ...

Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

Organization of Health Workers and Labor Conflict

1st Edition

By Samuel Wolfe
June 15, 1978

Offers insights into such contemporary issues as health workers' unions, labor conflicts in health care facilities, and underlying class and class related sex and ethnic conflicts that beset the health sector....

Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health Program

Why the United States Does Not Have a National Health Program

1st Edition

By Vicente Navarro
June 15, 1992

This book shows how the insurance industry and the medical industrial complex are the major influences in the health policy of the United States. They, and not the people, are those who determine the policies of the U.S. government. The volume shows how the United States could indeed provide ...

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