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One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Every industrial nation in the world guarantees its citizens access to essential health care services—every country, that is, except the United States. In fact, one in eight Americans—43 million ... More


Doctors' Politics and the Red Menace

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter looks at how the physicians mobilized against the proposals for government health insurance. This period of mobilization was from the Progressive Era to the 1950s. The chapter starts ... More


Cost Containment versus National Health Insurance

Jill Quadagno

in One Nation, Uninsured: Why the U.S. Has No National Health Insurance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160390
eISBN:
9780199944026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160390.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter examines the 10-year struggle of federal officials to introduce the measures of cost containment, discussing the effect this struggle had on the hope of national health insurance and ... More


Distinctions and Convergences: A Brief History of Race and Education in the United States and South Africa

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter offers a brief social history of the development of racial inequality, as well as an overview of how school desegregation emerged in the United States and South Africa. It argues that ... More


The Race to Progress

Mara Loveman

in National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter 4 documents how early national censuses from across Latin America underscored the racial particularity of populations to bolster claims of national distinctiveness. State officials fastened ... More


Islamic Studies in US Universities

Charles Kurzman and Carl W. Ernst

in Middle East Studies for the New Milleniu: Infrastructures of Knowledge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781479827787
eISBN:
9781479850662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479827787.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes the locations and contexts for the development of Islamic studies in US universities. It attributes the field's growth in part to exaggerated concerns about national security. ... More


National Colors: Racial Classification and the State in Latin America

Mara Loveman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199337354
eISBN:
9780199379491
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199337354.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The era of official color-blindness in Latin America has come to an end. For the first time in decades, nearly every state in Latin America now asks their citizens to identify their race or ethnicity ... More


Prejudice, Stigma, and DNA Databases

Helen Wallace

in Race and the Genetic Revolution: Science, Myth, and Culture

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231156974
eISBN:
9780231527699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231156974.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses how and why innocent people whose DNA profiles are included in DNA databases may be vulnerable to stigmatization or prejudicial treatment. It draws on experiences from the ... More


The National Research Council and the Scientific Study of Race

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The efforts of the National Research Council (NRC) of the National Academy of Sciences concerning the scientific and sociological meanings of race in America were concluded in the final report of the ... More


Coloring Race Difference

Michael Yudell and J. Craig Venter

in Race Unmasked: Biology and Race in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231168748
eISBN:
9780231537995
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231168748.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses how the National Research Council's (NRC) race committees' transition from the study of white ethnics to the study of black–white differences began in the middle of the 1920s, ... More


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