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Title When misfortune becomes injustice : evolving human rights struggles for health and social equality / Alicia Ely Yamin.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020.


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Description 1 online resource
Series Stanford studies in human rights
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Right to health -- History.
Human rights -- Health aspects -- History.
Health services accessibility -- Law and legislation -- History.
Women's health services -- Law and legislation -- History.
Medical policy -- History.
Genre Electronic books.
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.
Other Title Print version: Yamin, Alicia Ely. When misfortune becomes injustice. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2020 9781503605411