Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health
Colloquium | December 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 221, Gifford Room
Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico
These days, our health and well-being are sorted through a profit-seeking financial complex that monitors and commodifies our lives. Our access to competent, affordable health care grows more precarious every day. We need a deeper understanding of the changing structural conditions that link capitalism, health care, and health. From a recognition that such linkages deserve closer study and that this analytic work will assist in real-world struggles for change, Howard Waitzkin, in collaboration with the medical professionals, scholars, and activists who comprise the Working Group on Health Beyond Capitalism, wrote "Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health." Waitzkin will discuss just what's wrong with our medical system, how it got this way, and how this book contributes to a winning strategy in moving toward a post-capitalist health-care system.