Social Movements in Health
April 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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This book represents the first collection of research on health social movements.
Demonstrates that health social movements are an innovative and powerful form of political action. Brings together the study of health and illness with social movement theory in order to establish a basis for the study of health social movements. Covers disease-based movements focused on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer. Also addresses issue-based movements such as the pro-choice movement, the movement for complementary and alternative medicine, and movements around stem cell research. Illustrates the value of interdisciplinary approaches to studying health social movements.