Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care by Jane Banaszak-HollSocial Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care by Jane Banaszak-Holl

Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

EditorJane Banaszak-Holl, Sandra R. Levitsky, Mayer N. Zald

Paperback | June 19, 2010

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Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care is the first collection of essays to examine dynamics of change in health care institutions through the lens of contemporary theory and research on collective action. Bringing together scholars from medicine, health managementand policy, history, sociology, and political science, the book conceptualizes the American health care system as being organized around multiple institutions-including the state, biomedical fields, professions, and health delivery organizations. By shifting attention toward the organizingstructures and political logics of these institutions, the essays in this book illuminate the diversity in both sites of health-related collective action and the actors seeking transformations in health institutions.The book considers health-related social movements at four distinct levels of analysis. At the most macro level, essays analyze social movements that seek changes from the state in the regulation, financing, and distribution of health resources, including private and public insurance coverage,service delivery, and clinical research. A second set of essays considers field-level analyses of institutional changes in such wide-ranging areas as public health, bio-ethics, long-term care, abortion, and AIDS services. A third set of essays examines the relationship between social movements andprofessions, examining the "boundary crossing" that occurs when professionals participate in social movements or seek changes in existing professions and the health practices they endorse. A final set of essays analyzes the cultural dominance of the medical model for addressing health problems inthe United States and its implications for collective attempts to establish the legitimacy of particular issues, framings, and political actors in health care reform.
Jane Banaszak-Holl is Associate Professor of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health, a Research Associate Professor in the Institute of Gerontology at the School of Medicinem and Adjunct Associate Professor of Organizational Studies in the College of Literature, Science and Arts, at the University of Michigan. Sand...
Title:Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health CareFormat:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.68 inPublished:June 19, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195388305

ISBN - 13:9780195388305


Table of Contents

Preface1. Sandra R. Levitsky and Jane Banaszak-Holl: Social Movements and the Transformation of U.S. Health Care: IntroductionSection I: Transformation of State Financing and Regulation2. Constance A. Nathanson: The Limitations of Social Movements as Catalysts for Change3. Beatrix Hoffman: The Challenge of Universal Health Care: Social Movements, Presidential Leadership, and Private Power4. Jill Quadagno and J. Brandon McKelvey: The Consumer-Directed Health Care Movement: Defining the Limits of Democratic Representation5. Holly Jarman and Scott L. Greer: Mobilizing for Reform: Cohesion in State Healthcare Coalitions6. Steven Epstein: The Strength of Diverse Ties: Multiple Hybridity in the Politics of Inclusion and Difference in U.S. Biomedical ResearchSection II. The Reorientation of Institutional Fields7. Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski, Laura Senier, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Elizabeth Hoover, Sabrina McCormick, Brian Mayer, and Crystal Adams: Field Analysis and Policy Ethnography in the Study of Health Social Movements8. Mark Wolfson and Maria Parries: The Institutionalization of Community Action in Public Health9. Martin Kitchener: Social Movement Challenges to Structural Archetypes: Abortion Rights, AIDS, and Long-Term Care10. Renee R. Anspach: The "Hostile Takeover" of Bioethics by the Religious Right and the Counter-OffensiveSection III. Professions and Organizations in the Transformation of Health Care and Research11. Scott Frickel: Shadow Mobilization for Environmental Health and Justice12. Paul Bate and Glenn Robert: Bringing Social Movement Theory to Health Care Practice in the English National Health Service13. Michael S. Goldstein: Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Medical Education: The Birth of an Organized Movement14. Matthew E. Archibald: Sources of Self-Help Movement LegitimationSection IV. Culture and Legitimacy in US Health Care15. Sabrina McCormick: Hot or Not?: Obstacles to Emerging Climate-Induced Illness Movements16. Verta Taylor and Lisa Leitz: From Infanticide to Activism: Emotions and Identity in Self Help Movements17. David A. Snow and Roberta G. Lessor: Framing Hazards in the Health Arena: Mis-framings, Frame Disputes and Frame Shifting in Relation to Obesity, Work-Related Diseases, and Gamete Transfer in Infertility18. Verta Taylor and Mayer N. Zald: Conclusion: The Shape of Collective Action in the U.S. Health Sector