In this Book

summary
Celebrated as a major work since its original publication, The Sanitation of Brazil traces how rural health and sanitation policies influenced the formation of Brazil's national public health system. Gilberto Hochman's pioneering study examines the ideological, social and political forces that approached questions of health and government action. The era from 1910 to 1930 offered unique opportunities for public health reform, and Hochman examines its successes and failures. He looks at how health became a state concern, tying the emergence of public health policies to a nationalistic movement and to a convergence of the elites' social consciousness with their political and material interests. Politicians weighed the costs and benefits of state-run public health versus the burdens imposed by disease. Physicians and intellectuals, meanwhile, swayed them with warnings that endemic disease and official neglect might affect everyone--rich and poor, rural and urban, interior and coastal--if left unchecked. The book shows how disease and health were and are associated with nation-state building in Brazil.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-vi
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Translator’s Note
  2. pp. 13-14
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 1. When Health Becomes Public: State Formation and Health Policies in Brazil
  2. pp. 15-35
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 2. The Microbe of Disease and Public Power: The Public Health Movement and a Growing Consciousness of Interdependence
  2. pp. 36-64
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 3. Public Health Reform; or, Who Should Be Responsible for Communicable Diseases?
  2. pp. 65-100
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 4. Consciousness Converges with Interests: A National Public Health Policy
  2. pp. 101-139
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 5. São Paulo Exceptionalism?: Political Autonomy and Public Health Interdependence
  2. pp. 140-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Chapter 6. Final Thoughts
  2. pp. 163-168
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix 1. Institutions, Agencies, and Departments
  2. pp. 169-172
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Appendix 2. States and Territories of Brazil under the First Republic (1889–1930)
  2. pp. 173-174
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 175-206
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 207-224
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 225-232
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780252099052
Related ISBN
9780252040610
MARC Record
OCLC
964293919
Pages
240
Launched on MUSE
2016-11-30
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.