Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 March 2001

264 Pages | tables and graphs


ISBN: 9780195415094

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Unhealthy Times

Political Economy Perspectives on Health and Care in Canada

Edited by Pat Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong, and David Coburn

  • This unique, 10 chapter reader brings together some of the enormous amount of research being undertaken in health and health care, within a broadly defined political economy framework
  • The book, with a number of outstanding contributors to this field, is divided into three parts: Locating Health Care, with essays on home care, globalization, and a comparasion of our system with the British system; Locating Evidence, with essays on research in health services, women, and the pharmaceutical industry; and Locating Risk, with essays on work, environmental contamination and poverty
  • The Armstong's are quite well known and well respected in the field. Hugh Armstrong is at the School of Social Work at Carleton University and Pat is at Carleton's Department of Canadian studies as well as being a member of York University's sociology department. David Coburn is at Public Health Sciences at University of Toronto.

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