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Field Analysis and Policy Ethnography in the Study of Health Social Movements *

Phil Brown, Rachel Morello‐Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski, Laura Senier, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Elizabeth Hoover, Sabrina McCormick, Brian Mayer, and Crystal Adams

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388299
eISBN:
9780199866519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter is part of a larger program of research on health social movements. The authors focus upon the most recent developments in their program. First, they elaborate on how they intend to ... More


Social Movement Challenges to Structural Archetypes: Abortion Rights, AIDS, and Long-Term Care

Martin Kitchener

in Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388299
eISBN:
9780199866519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter extends institutional theory to analyze processes by which resource‐poor actors initiate new structures within fields of healthcare organizations. Using insights from studies of ... More


Embodied Health Movements

Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, Stephen Zavestoski, Sabrina McCormick, Brian Mayer, Rebecca Gasior Altman, Crystal Adams, Elizabeth Hoover, and Ruth Simpson

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter looks at the Contested Illnesses Research Group's (CIRG) early theoretical work on embodied health movements (EHMs). Embodied health movements are a relatively new subset of health ... More


Introduction: Diseases in American Public Life

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

For more than a century, disease campaigns have been the causes Americans ask their neighbors to donate to and the issues that inspire them to march and volunteer. Studies of social movements, ... More


Disease Constituencies

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the second half of the twentieth century, disease advocacy evolved from universal campaigns to patients’ constituencies. Changes in the experience of health and illness and the nationwide ... More


Publicity Over Prevention, Cures Over Care

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Focusing on diseases shapes the types of goals advocacy organizations pursue and the types of laws Congress passes. Over time, the pressure to adopt goals that fit neatly within disease categories, ... More


Deserving Patients

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The shift to disease patients’ constituencies created new inequalities among diseases. The amount of death and disability a disease causes and the ability of disease campaigners to attract corporate ... More


Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Rachel Kahn Best

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Americans come together to fight diseases. For over 100 years, they have asked their neighbors to contribute to disease campaigns and supported health policies that target one disease at a time. ... More


Conclusion

Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Stephen Zavestoski

in Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520270206
eISBN:
9780520950429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520270206.003.0015
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This concluding chapter discusses the implications of this book's study, highlighting the need for future research, interdisciplinary training of undergraduate and graduate students, and funding ... More


Budget Battles

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

As disease campaigns multiplied in the 1980s and 1990s, critics worried that they would compete with each other for federal funding, stalling the growth of the medical research budget. But even ... More


Defining Issues: Breast Cancer and the Creation of Consensus Politics

Patricia Strach

in Hiding Politics in Plain Sight: Cause Marketing, Corporate Influence, and Breast Cancer Policymaking

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190606848
eISBN:
9780190606886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190606848.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Building on secondary studies of breast cancer and supplementing them with archival research and interviews, Chapter 6 examines the long-term effects of cause marketing. It shows how cause marketing ... More


Parent Advocacy and the Rise of Autism Genetics Research

Jennifer S. Singh

in Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Chapter 2 offers a social history of two parent advocacy groups established in the 1990’s, the National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) and Cure Autism Now (CAN). This chapter investigates how ... More


Multiple Autisms: Spectrums of Advocacy and Genomic Science

Jennifer S. Singh

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780816698301
eISBN:
9781452953694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698301.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Multiple Autisms investigates the emergence of autism as a genetic disorder and why the search for autism genes became a research priority for private and public funding agencies in the U.S. since ... More


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