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Heather A. Came

Glenn Laverack (2013) Health activism: Foundations and strategies, London: Sage Publications, pp. 175, ISBN: 978-1-4462-4964-2.

As a long-time public health activist I was pleased to see Laverack’s new book focussing on health activism. To date, there have been only a handful of texts available suitable for tertiary students, the most notable being Cwikel’s (2006) substantial work. The bulk of health activist texts consist of speciality texts about women’s health, HIV/AIDS activism and the ongoing fight against big tobacco. Laverack’s text serves its purpose in addressing a gap in the market for a generic introduction to public health activism.

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Doing Queer Love

Feminism, AIDS, and History

Lisa Diedrich

In this essay, I utilize the concept of the echo, as formulated in the historical and methodological work of Michel Foucault and Joan W. Scott, to help theorize the historical relationship between health feminism and AIDS activism. I trace the echoes between health feminism and AIDS activism in order to present a more complex history of both movements, and to try to think through the ways that the coming together of these two struggles in a particular place and time—New York City in the 1980s—created particular practices that might be effective in other times and places. The practice that I focus on here is one that I call 'doing queer love'. As I hope to show, 'doing queer love' both describes a particular history of health activism and opens up the possibility of bringing into being a different future than the one a conventional history of AIDS seems to predict. It is an historical echo that I believe we must try to hear now, not just in order to challenge a particular history of AIDS activism in the United States, but also in order to provide a model that can be useful for addressing the continuing problem of AIDS across the globe.

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“We Do Not Exist”

Illness, Invisibility, and Empowerment of Communities Struck by the Fracking Boom

Kristen M. Schorpp

Gullion uses the case of the Barnett Shale region in Texas to articulate the challenges of grassroots health activism to combat the powerful gas industry, Wylie focuses on intervention, arguing that academic researchers must further develop digital

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Taking Responsibility

Ovarian Cancer Patients’ Perspectives on Delayed Healthcare Seeking

Susanne Brandner, Wiebke Stritter, Jacqueline Müller-Nordhorn, Jalid Sehouli, Christina Fotopoulou, and Christine Holmberg

Practice ’, Contemporary Nurse 41 : 5 – 17 . 10.5172/conu.2012.41.1.5 Klawiter , M. ( 2002 ), ‘ Risk, Prevention and the Breast Cancer Continuum: The NCI, the FDA, Health Activism and the Pharmaceutical Industry ’, History and Technology 18 : 309

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‘Integrating Human to Quality’

Capacity Building across Cambodian Worlds

Casper Bruun Jensen

responses to the use of Cambodian sex workers as subjects for the trial of the HIV/AIDS drug Tenofovir in the early 2000s constituted ‘both a novel form of labor politics and a compelling instance of radical public health activism’. Despite its important

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Immigrant Sanctuary or Danger

Health Care and Hospitals in the United States

Beatrix Hoffman

“medical home,” and a health ID card to low-income patients regardless of immigration status (hearkening back to “don't ask; don't tell” by subsuming the category of undocumented within the category of low-income county resident). But Chicago health