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Governing how we care : contesting community and defining difference in U.S. public health programs / Susan J. Shaw.

Author/creator Shaw, Susan J. (Susan Judith)
Format Book and Print
Publication InfoPhiladelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
Descriptionx, 214 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The governmentality of community health -- Pt. ll. Technologies of citizenship and difference. Ch. 2. Community health advocates: the professionalization of "like helping like" -- Ch. 3. Neoliberalism at work: contemporary scenarios of governmental reforms in public health and social work -- Ch. 4. Technologies of culturally appropriate health care -- Pt. II. Technologies of prevention and boundaries of citizenship: drug use, research, and public health. Ch. 5. "I always use bleach": the production and circulation of risk and norms in drug research -- Ch. 6. Syringe exchange as a practice of governing.
Abstract "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2011040721
ISBN9781439906828 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN1439906823 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN9781439906835 (paper : alk. paper)
ISBN1439906831 (paper : alk. paper)
ISBN9781439906842 (e-book)
ISBN143990684X (e-book)

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