Governing How We Care: Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs Susan J. Shaw

ISBN: 9781280128134

Published: April 13th 2012

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Governing How We Care: Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs  by  Susan J. Shaw

Governing How We Care: Contesting Community and Defining Difference in U.S. Public Health Programs by Susan J. Shaw
April 13th 2012 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: 9781280128134 | 6.24 Mb

As local governments and organizations assume more responsibility for ensuring the public health, identity politics play an increasing yet largely unexamined role in public and policy attitudes toward local problems. In Governing How We Care,MoreAs local governments and organizations assume more responsibility for ensuring the public health, identity politics play an increasing yet largely unexamined role in public and policy attitudes toward local problems. In Governing How We Care, medical anthropologist Susan Shaw examines the relationship between government and citizens using case studies of needle exchange and Welfare-to-Work programs to illustrate the meanings of cultural difference, ethnicity, and inequality in health care.Drawing on ethnographic research conducted over six years in a small New England city, Shaw presents critical perspectives on public health intervention efforts.

She looks at online developments in health care and makes important correlations between poverty and health care in the urban United States. Shaw also highlights the new concepts of community and forms of identity that emerge in our efforts to provide effective health care. Governing How We Care shows how government-sponsored community health and health care programs operate in an age of neoliberalism.



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