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Governing How We Care: Contesting Community And Defining Difference In U.S. Public Health Programs

Susan J. Shaw

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ISBN 10: 1439906831 / ISBN 13: 9781439906835
Published by TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS,U.S., 2012
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Title: Governing How We Care: Contesting Community ...

Publisher: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS,U.S.

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

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This publication provides an analysis of local struggles over community health as a window into governance, citizenship, and identity formation.

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As local governments and organizations assume more responsibility for ensuring the public health, identity politics play an increasing yet largely unexamined role in public and policy attitudes toward local problems. In Governing How We Care, medical anthropologist Susan Shaw examines the relationship between government and citizens using case studies of needle exchange and Welfare-to-Work programs to illustrate the meanings of cultural difference, ethnicity, and inequality in health care.

Drawing on ethnographic research conducted over six years in a small New England city, Shaw presents critical perspectives on public health intervention efforts. She looks at online developments in health care and makes important correlations between poverty and health care in the urban United States. Shaw also highlights the new concepts of community and forms of identity that emerge in our efforts to provide effective health care. Governing How We Care shows how government-sponsored community health and health care programs operate in an age of neoliberalism.

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