This book represents the first collection of research on health social movements.
- Demonstrates that health social movements are an innovative and powerful form of political action.
- Brings together the study of health and illness with social movement theory in order to establish a basis for the study of health social movements.
- Covers disease-based movements focused on diseases such as Alzheimer’s and breast cancer.
- Also addresses issue-based movements such as the pro-choice movement, the movement for complementary and alternative medicine, and movements around stem cell research.
- Illustrates the value of interdisciplinary approaches to studying health social movements.