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Contested illnesses : citizens, science, and health social movements

Author: Phil Brown; Rachel Morello-Frosch; Stephen Zavestoski; Contested Illnesses Research Group
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. This book asserts that science,  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phil Brown; Rachel Morello-Frosch; Stephen Zavestoski; Contested Illnesses Research Group
ISBN: 9780520270206 0520270207 9780520270213 0520270215
OCLC Number: 769072418
Description: xv, 324 s. : illustrations ;
Contents: Introduction : environmental justice and contested illnesses / Rachel Morello-Frosch, Phil Brown, and Stephen Zavestoski. Embodied health movements / Phil Brown ... [et al.]. Qualitative approaches in environmental health research / Phil Brown. Getting into the field: new approaches to research methods / Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Stephen Zavestoski. Environmental justice and the precautionary principle : air toxics exposures and health risks among schoolchildren in Los Angeles / Rachel Morello-Frosch, Manuel Pastor, and James Sadd. A narrowing gulf of difference? disputes and discoveries in the study of Gulf War related illnesses / Phil Brown ... [et al.]. The health politics of asthma : environmental justice and collective illness experience / Phil Brown ... [et al.]. Pollution comes home and gets personal : women's experience of household chemical exposure / Rebecca Gasior Altman ... [et al.]. The personal is scientific, the scientific is political : the public paradigm of the environmental breast cancer movement / Sabrina McCormick ... [et al.]. School custodians and green cleaners : labor-environmental coalitions and toxics reduction / Laura Senier ... [et al.]. Labor-environmental coalition formation : framing and the right to know / Brian Mayer, Phil Brown, and Rachel Morello-Frosch. The brown superfund research program : a multistakeholder partnership addresses problems in contaminated communities / Laura Senier ... [et al.]. Toxic ignorance and the right to know : biomonitoring results communication; a survey of scientists and study participants / Rachel Morello-Frosch ... [et al.]. IRB challenges in community-based participatory research on human exposure to environmental toxics : a case study / Phil Brown ... [et al.]
Responsibility: ed. by Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski ; and the Contested Illnesses Research Group

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"[The book's] research avenues are enticing, and their case for closer examination of toxics exposure is compelling." -- Michael Lee World Medical & Health Policy Journal

 
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