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Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care
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Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Jane Banaszak-Holl, Sandra Levitsky, and Mayer Zald

Abstract

Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care examines dynamics of change in health care institutions through the lens of contemporary theory and research on collective action. Bringing together scholars from medicine, health management and policy, history, sociology, and political science, the book conceptualizes the American health care system as being organized around multiple institutions—including the state, biomedical fields, professions, and health delivery organizations. By shifting attention toward the organizing structures and political logics of these ... More

Keywords: social movements, collective action, health care, health insurance, health institutions, policy reform, mobilization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195388299
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388299.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Banaszak-Holl, author
University of Michigan
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Sandra Levitsky, author
University of Michigan
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Mayer Zald, author
University of Michigan
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Contents

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1 Social Movements and the Transformation of American Health Care

Sandra R. Levitsky and Jane Banaszak-Holl

4 The Consumer-Directed Health Care Movement*

Jill Quadagno and J. Brandon McKelvey

5 Mobilizing for Reform*

Holly Jarman and Scott L. Greer

7 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

15 Hot or Not?

Sabrina McCormick

16 From Infanticide to Activism

Verta Taylor and Lisa Leitz

17 Framing Hazards in the Health Arena

David A. Snow and Roberta G. Lessor

18 Conclusion

Verta Taylor and Mayer N. Zald

End Matter