Socialist Register 2010: Morbid Symptoms
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.
Leo Panitch is professor of political science at York University, Toronto, and author of Renewing Socialism: Democracy, Strategy, and Imagination. Colin Leys is emeritus professor at Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, and author of Market-Driven Politics.
Publication Date: December 2009
Number of Pages: 288
Paperback ISBN: 9781583672037
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