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Health rights are civil rights

by Jenna M. Loyd | 01 April 2014
Category: Addiction
Synopsis
Health Rights Are Civil Rights tells the story of the important place of health in struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Jenna M. Loyd describes how Black freedom, antiwar, welfare rights, and women\u2019s movement activists formed alliances to battle oppressive health systems and structural violence, working to establish the principle that health is a right. For a time-with President Nixon, big business, and organized labor in agreement on national health insurance-even universal health care seemed a real possibility.Health Rights Are Civil Rights documents what many Los Angeles activists recognized: that militarization was in part responsible for the inequalities in American cities. This challenging new reading of suburban white flight explores how racial conflicts transpired across a Southland landscape shaped by defense spending. While the war in Vietnam constrained social spending, the New Right gained strength by seizing on the racialized and gendered politics of urban crisis to resist urban reinvestment and social programs. Recapturing a little-known current of the era\u2019s activism, Loyd uses an intersectional approach to show why this diverse group of activists believed that democratic health care and ending war making were essential to create cities of freedom, peace, and social justice-a vision that goes unanswered still today.
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Synopsis
Health Rights Are Civil Rights tells the story of the important place of health in struggles for social change in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Jenna M. Loyd describes how Black freedom, antiwar, welfare rights, and women\u2019s movement activists formed alliances to battle oppressive health systems and structural violence, working to establish the principle that health is a right. For a time-with President Nixon, big business, and organized labor in agreement on national health insurance-even universal health care seemed a real possibility.Health Rights Are Civil Rights documents what many Los Angeles activists recognized: that militarization was in part responsible for the inequalities in American cities. This challenging new reading of suburban white flight explores how racial conflicts transpired across a Southland landscape shaped by defense spending. While the war in Vietnam constrained social spending, the New Right gained strength by seizing on the racialized and gendered politics of urban crisis to resist urban reinvestment and social programs. Recapturing a little-known current of the era\u2019s activism, Loyd uses an intersectional approach to show why this diverse group of activists believed that democratic health care and ending war making were essential to create cities of freedom, peace, and social justice-a vision that goes unanswered still today.
€81.20
243 Reward Points
Currently out of stock
Delivery in 5-7 Days
Eligible for free delivery

Any purchases for more than €10 are eligible for free delivery anywhere in the UK or Ireland!


Product Details

ISBN - 9780816676507
Format -
Publisher -
Published - 01/04/2014
Categories - All, Books, History and Politics, Politics Philosophy, Popular Sociology, All, Books, Body and Soul, Health, Addiction
No. of Pages - 336
Weight - 532
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Series - - Not Available
Page Size - 22
Language - en-US
Readership Age - Not Available
Table of Contents - Not Available

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