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Author Yamin, Alicia Ely, author.

Title When misfortune becomes injustice : evolving human rights struggles for health and social equality / Alicia Ely Yamin
Published Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020
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Series Stanford studies in human rights
Contents Introduction : allegorizing the world -- Indignation and injustice -- The significances of suffering -- Diverging parables of progress -- Dystopian modernization -- Globalizing crises, pandemics, and norms -- Inequality, democracy, and health rights -- Power, politics, and knowledge -- Conclusions : turning toward the world we want
Summary When Misfortune Becomes Injustice surveys the progress and challenges in deploying human rights to advance health and social equality over recent decades, with a focus on women's health and rights. Yamin weaves together theory and firsthand experience in a compelling narrative of how evolving legal norms, empirical knowledge, and development paradigms have interacted in the realization of health rights. When Misfortune Becomes Injustice reveals extraordinary progress in recognizing health-related claims as legal rights and understanding the policy implications of doing so over the last few decades. Yet Yamin challenges us to consider why these advances have failed to produce greater equality within and between nations, and how the human rights praxis must now urgently address threats to social and gender justice, in health and beyond
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- History
Human rights -- Health aspects -- History
Medical policy -- History
Right to health -- History
Women's health services -- Law and legislation -- History
Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation.
Human rights -- Health aspects.
LAW / Health.
Medical policy.
Right to health.
Women's health services -- Law and legislation.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019021741
ISBN 1503611310