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Title Risk, culture, and health inequality : shifting perceptions of danger and blame / edited by Barbara Herr Harthorn and Laury Oaks ; foreword by Dorothy Nelkin
Published Westport, Conn. ; London : Praeger, 2003

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Description xiii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: Foreword: The Social Meanings of Risk vii -- Dorothy Nelkin -- Acknowledgments xv -- -- PART I INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW -- Introduction: Health and the Social and Cultural -- Construction of Risk 3 -- Laury Oaks and Barbara Herr Harthorn -- 1. Harm Reduction: A Core Concern for Medical Anthropology 13 -- Mark Nichter -- PART II THE CULTIVATION OF FEAR -- 2. Autonomy, Danger, and Choice: The Moral Imperative of an -- "At Risk" Pregnancy for a Group of Low-Income Latinas in Texas 37 -- Linda M. Hunt and Katherine B. de Voogd -- 3. The Risks of Test-Tube Baby Making in Egypt 57 -- Marcia C. Inhorn -- 4. The Politics of Health Risk Warnings: Social Movements and -- Controversy over the Link between Abortion and Breast Cancer 79 -- Laury Oaks -- PART III PERCEPTIONS OF HEALTH, SAFETY, AND HAZARD: -- RISK MAKERS AND RISK TAKERS -- 5. Exporting Risk: The Cultural Politics of Regulating Traditional -- Medicine in Northeast Brazil 103 -- Jessica Jerome -- -- -- -- -- 6. Risk, Remediation, and the Stigma of a Technological Accident -- in an African American Community 123 -- Theresa A. Satterfield -- 7. Safe Exposure? Perceptions of Health Risks from Agricultural -- Chemicals among California Farmworkers 143 -- Barbara Herr Harthorn -- PART IV REGULATING RISK AND THE PUBLIC'S HEALTH -- 8. Governing Migrants' Sexual Behavior: Work, HIV/AIDS, and -- Condom Use Campaigns in Southeast Asia 165 -- Peter Chua -- 9. Genetically Modified Foods: Shared Risk and Global Action 185 -- Francesca Bray -- 10. Risk, Ethics, and the Public Space: The Impact of BSE and -- Foot-and-Mouth Disease on Public Thinking 209 -- Jo Murphy-Lawless -- -- Index 231 -- About the Contributors 239
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Health risk assessment.
Equality -- Health aspects.
Public health -- Social aspects.
Applied anthropology.
Author Oaks, Laury, 1967-
Harthorn, Barbara Herr, 1951-
LC no. 2002029878
ISBN 0275978699 alkaline paper