Paperback, 288 pages
Released: December 2010
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Morbid Symptoms sees health as a major field of political economy, one that focuses on the struggle between commercial forces seeking to make it into a field of profit, and popular forces fighting to keep it — or make it — a public service with equal access for all.
- Colin Leys, “Health, Health Care, and Capitalism”
- Hans Ulrich Deppe, “The Nature of Health Care: Commodification versus Solidarity”
- David Coburn, “Inequality and Health”
- Rodney Loeppky, “Certain Wealth: Accumulation in the Health Industry”
- Kalman Applbaum, “Marketing Global Health Care: The Practices of Big Pharma”
- Marie Gottschalk, “US Health Reform and the Stockholm Syndrome”
- Christoph Hermann, “The Marketization of Health Care in Europe”
- Pat and Hugh Armstrong, “Contradictions at Work: Struggles for Control in Canadian Health Care”
- Paula Tibandebage & Maureen Mackintosh, “Maternal Mortality in Africa: A Gendered Lens on Health System Failure”
- Robert Albritton, “Between Obesity and Hunger: The Capitalist Food Industry”
- Lesley Henderson, “Medical TV Dramas: Health Care as Soap Opera”
- Julie Feinsilver, “Cuban Health Politics at Home and Abroad”
- Shaoguang Wang, “China’s Double Movement in Health Care”
- Mohan Rao, “ ‘Health for All’ and Neoliberal Globalization: An Indian Rope Trick”
- Meri Koivusalo, “The Shaping of Global Health Policy”
- Sanjay Basu, “Building a Comprehensive Public Health Movement: Learning from HIV/AIDS Mobilizations”
- Julian Tudor Hart, “Mental Health in a Sick Society: What Are People For?”
Scholars of all stripes can surely benefit from this book: the text bridges disparate and innovative subject matters to further expand and enhance the subject of health care policy and economics.