Heart-Sick - The Politics of Risk, Inequality, and Heart Disease

Shim, Janet K.

Published by New York Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0814786839 / ISBN 13: 9780814786833
Used / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
2.38 avg rating
(8 ratings)

Synopsis: Heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, affects people from all walks of life, yet who lives and who dies from heart disease still depends on race, class, and gender. While scientists and clinicians understand and treat heart disease more effectively than ever before, and industrialized countries have made substantial investments in research and treatment over the past six decades, patterns of inequality persist. In Heart-Sick, Janet K. Shim argues that official accounts of cardiovascular health inequalities are unconvincing and inadequate, and that clinical and public health interventions grounded in these accounts ignore many critical causes of those inequalities.  Examining the routine activities of epidemiology—grant applications, data collection, representations of research findings, and post-publication discussions of the interpretations and implications of study results—Shim shows how social differences of race, social class, and gender are upheld by the scientific community. She argues that such sites of expert knowledge routinely, yet often invisibly, make claims about how biological and cultural differences matter—claims that differ substantially from the lived experiences of individuals who themselves suffer from health problems. Based on firsthand research at epidemiologic conferences, conversations with epidemiologists, and in-depth interviews with people of color who live with heart disease, Shim explores how both scientists and lay people define “difference” and its consequences for health. Ultimately, Heart-Sick explores the deep rifts regarding the meanings and consequences of social difference for heart disease, and the changes that would be required to generate more convincing accounts of the significance of inequality for health and well-being.

About the Author: Janet K. Shim is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Francisco.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Heart-Sick - The Politics of Risk, ...
Publisher: New York Univ Press
Book Condition: BRAND NEW

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Janet K. Shim
Published by New York University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # CA-9780814786833

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 69.53
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by New York Univ Press
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York Univ Press. Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 2599021

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 84.94
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shim Janet K.
Published by New York University Press
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press. Condition: New. pp. 288. Seller Inventory # 96272805

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 83.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.62
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by New York University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days.THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780814786833

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 88.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by New York University Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description New York University Press, 2014. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our US warehouse in 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND.Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IP-9780814786833

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 93.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.47
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by NYU Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2016. Paperback. Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Seller Inventory # ria9780814786833_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 100.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by NYU Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # INGM9780814786833

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 96.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by NYU Press
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ohmsoft LLC
(Lake Forest, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press. Condition: New. Hardcover. Worldwide shipping. FREE fast shipping inside USA (express 2-3 day delivery also available). Tracking service included. Ships from United States of America. Seller Inventory # 0814786839

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 113.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by NYU Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 19
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0814786839

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 112.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Shim, Janet K.
Published by NYU Press (2018)
ISBN 10: 0814786839 ISBN 13: 9780814786833
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller:
Save With Sam
(North Miami, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description NYU Press, 2018. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New! This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # 0814786839

More Information About This Seller | Contact this Seller

Buy New
US$ 113.50
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 10 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book