Unhealthy Times: Political Economy of Health and Health Care in Canada

Paperback | March 15, 2001

EditorPat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, David Coburn

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. Unhealthy Times brings together some of the enormous amount of research being undertaken within a broadly defined political economy framework about health and health care. Th book is divided into three sections: Locating Health Care, with essays on homecare, globalization, and a comparison of theCanadian system with the British National Health Service; Locating Evidence, with essays on research in health services, women, and the pharmaceutical industry; and Locating Risk, with essays on work, environmental contamination, and poverty.

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Pat Armstrong is a 2011 Fellow of The Royal Society of Canada. Unhealthy Times brings together some of the enormous amount of research being undertaken within a broadly defined political economy framework about health and health care. Th book is divided into three sections: Locating Health Care, with essays on homecare, globalization, ...

Pat Armstrong is in the Department of Sociology, York University. Hugh Armstrong is in the Department of Social Work, Carleton University. David Coburn is in the Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:March 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: The Political Economy of Health and CarePart One: Locating Health Care1. Paul Williams, Raisa Deber, Pat Baranek, and Alina Gildiner, all at University of Toronto: From Medicare to Home Care: Globalization, State Retrenchment and the Privatization of Canada's Health Care System2. Joel Lexchin, University of Toronto: Pharamaceuticals: Politics and Policy3. David Coburn: Health, Health Care, and Neoliberalism4. Colin Leys, Queens University: The British National Health Service in the Face of Neo-LiberalismPart Two: Locating Evidence5. Linda Muzzin, University of Toronto: Academic Capitalism and the Hidden Curriculum in the Pharmaceutical Sciences6. Pat Armstrong: Evidence-Based Health Care Reform: Women's Issues7. Eric Mykhalovskiy, University of Toronto: Towards a Sociology of Knowledge in Health Care: Exploring Health Services Research as Active DiscoursePart Three: Locating Risk8. John Eyles, McMaster Institute of Environment and Health: A Political Ecology of Environmental Containation?9. Peggy McDonough, York University: Work and Health in the Global Economy10. Dennis Raphael, University of Toronto: From Increasing Poverty to Societal Disintegration: The Effects of Economic Inequality on the Health of Individuals and CommunitiesContributorsIndex