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Health and Health Care As Social Problems

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ISBN-10: 074252857X

ISBN-13: 9780742528574

Edition: 2003

Authors: Peter Conrad, Valerie Leiter

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This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems. Visit our website for sample chapters!
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List price: $51.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/9/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Annemarie Goldstein Jutel is the director of research at the Graduate School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Introduction
Medicalization
Deviant Drinking as Disease: Alcoholism as a Social Accomplishment
Primum Non Nocere: Chemical Execution and the Limits of Medical Social Control
From Hyperactive Children to ADHD Adults: Observations on the Expansion of Medical Categories
Social Construction of Health Problems
The "Discovery" of Child Abuse
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a Medical Research Problem since 1945
Officer Ugg, Mr. Yuk, Uncle Barf ... Ad Nausea: Controlling Poison Control, 1950-1985
Social Movements
Silence, Death, and the Invisible Enemy: AIDS Activism and Social Movement "Newness"
Dynamics of Black Mobilization against AIDS in New York City
Racing for the Cure, Walking Women, and Toxic Touring: Mapping Cultures of Action within the Bay Area Terrain of Breast Cancer
Gender
The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease
Accounting for Cosmetic Surgery: The Accomplishment of Gender
The Emergence of Premenstrual Syndrome as a Social Problem
Race, Class, and Health Care
Race versus Class in the Health Care of African-American Elderly
Lessons in Control: Prenatal Education in the Hospital
Medical Accountability
Sick Doctors: The Social Construction of Professional Deviance
Changing Doctor-Patient Relationships and the Rise in Concern for Accountability
Changing Medical Practice and Medical Malpractice Claims
Sources
Index
About the Editors