Health Inequalities, Social Justice, and the Limits of Liberalism
This path-breaking volume compiles a wide variety of research from numerous disciplines—spanning sociology, anthropology, philosophy, bioethics, public health, and medicine—inserting these disparate fields into “conversation with each other to illustrate how different vantage points and starting assumptions can complicate widely accepted views on health inequality and justice” . The volume offers a compelling interdisciplinary analysis surrounding issues of social justice, equality, and healthcare reform, particularly in the USA, at a time of growing inequalities [2, 3]. By articulating the connections between unequal social resources, health inequalities, and justice, this volume also has broad relevance in urban settings in the USA and worldwide, where rates of poverty and inequality are often most pronounced and linked with health disparities [4, 5].
The book’s first section highlights the dominant normative debates surrounding health inequalities and establishes the intellectual...
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