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Contested Illnesses Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Phil. Brown Rachel Morello-Frosch; Stephen Zavestoski


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  • Title:
    Contested Illnesses Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements
  • Author: Phil. Brown
  • Rachel Morello-Frosch; Stephen Zavestoski
  • Description: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Part One: Setting the Stage: Introduction, Theory, Methods; 1. Introduction: Environmental Justice and Contested Illnesses; 2. Embodied Health Movements; 3. Qualitative Approaches in Environmental Health Research; 4. Getting into the Field: New Approaches to Research Methods; 5. Environmental Justice and the Precautionary Principle: Air Toxics Exposures and Health Risks among Schoolchildren in Los Angeles
    Part Two: Working in the Environmental Health Field: Ethnographic Studies6. A Narrowing Gulf of Difference? Disputes and Discoveries in the Study of Gulf War-Related Illnesses; 7. The Health Politics of Asthma: Environmental Justice and Collective Illness Experience; 8. Pollution Comes Home and Gets Personal: Women's Experience of Household Chemical Exposure; 9. The Personal Is Scientific, the Scientific Is Political: The Public Paradigm of the Environmental Breast Cancer Movement; 10. School Custodians and Green Cleaners: Labor-Environmental Coalitions and Toxics Reduction
    11. Labor-Environmental Coalition Formation: Framing and the Right to Know12. The Brown Superfund Research Program: A Multistakeholder Partnership Addresses Problems in Contaminated Communities; Part Three: Ethical Considerations; 13. Toxic Ignorance and the Right to Know Biomonitoring Results Communication: A Survey of Scientists and Study Participants; 14. IRB Challenges in Community-Based Participatory Research on Human Exposure to Environmental Toxics: A Case Study; 15. Conclusion; Appendix: Contested Illnesses Research Group's Nuts and Bolts and Lessons Learned; References
    List of ContributorsIndex
    The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated and prevented. This thought-provoking book crosses disciplinary boundaries by engaging with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism, and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked.
  • Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Format: 1 online resource (342 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-520-27020-7
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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