Tues 8.21.12 | Health: Disciplinary or Liberatory?

Cindy Patton, ed., Rebirth of the Clinic: Places and Agents in Contemporary Health Care U. of Minnesota Press, 2010

Loyd, Mitchelson, Burridge., eds., Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis U. of Georgia Press, forthcoming

Jenna Loyd's blog

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Health care is medical care, right? That might sound logical, but a number of people have challenged that notion head-on. Some have drawn connections between health and political power; others decided that health clinics should do much more than diagnose and treat illness. Jenna Loyd weighs the theoretical insights of Michel Foucault and others; she also points to a time when community health took a radical turn.

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