Description - The Grey Zone in Health and Illness by Alan Blum
Most discussions of health care center on medical advances, cost, and the roles of insurers and government agencies. With The Grey Zone of Health and Illness, Alan Blum offers a new perspective, outlining a highly nuanced theoretical approach to health and health care alike. Drawing on a range of thinkers, Blum explains how our current understanding of health care tends to posit it as a sort of state of permanent emergency, like the nuclear standoff of the Cold War. To move beyond that, he argues, will require a complete rethinking of health and sickness, self-governance and negligence. A heady, cutting-edge intervention in a critical area of society, The Grey Zone of Health and Illness will have wide ramifications in the academy and beyond.
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(229mm x 178mm x mm)
Publisher: Intellect Books
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Author Biography - Alan Blum
Alan Blum directs the Culture of Cities Centre in Toronto, is Professor in Communication and Culture, Social and Political Thought, and Sociology at York University, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Waterloo. He is editor of Intellect's Culture, Disease, and Well-Being: The Grey Zone of Health and Illness series.
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