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Contested IllnessesCitizens, Science, and Health Social Movements$
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Phil Brown, Rachel Morello-Frosch, and Stephen Zavestoski

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520270206

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520270206.001.0001

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(p.261) 15 Conclusion
Contested Illnesses

Phil Brown

Rachel Morello-Frosch

Stephen Zavestoski

University of California Press

This concluding chapter discusses the implications of this book's study, highlighting the need for future research, interdisciplinary training of undergraduate and graduate students, and funding opportunities to support community-based collaborative enterprises that reshape science and policy making. The methodological and theoretical approaches discussed in this book provide new ways of understanding contested-illness struggles within the broader field of health social movements, particularly those movements focused on environmental health. To expand the study of contested illnesses, future research will need to analyze the complexities of a contested illness in which a suspected environmental exposure, instead of leading directly to disease, leads to a physical condition associated with a wide range of negative health outcomes.

Keywords:   contested illnesses, health social movements, environmental health, environmental exposure, negative health outcomes

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