Search - List of Books by Steven Epstein
Steven Epstein is an American academic and the John C. Shaffer Professor in the Humanities and Professor in the Department of Sociology at Northwestern University.
Total Books: 12
He is widely published, and has written three books, Learning By Heart: AIDS and Schoolchildren in America's Communities, with David L. Kirp, Marlene Strong Franks, Jonathan Simon, Doug Conaway, and John Lewis (1989), Impure Science: AIDS, Activism, and the Politics of Knowledge (1996), and Inclusion: The Politics of Difference in Medical Research (2007). Impure Science has been reviewed by the New York Times, The Washington Post, and others. In 2009, Inclusion won the Distinguished Book Award of the American Sociological Association.
Impure Science talks about how AIDS patients in the 1980s were able to transform their status from being a disease constituency to being experts in experience. AIDS activism was seen by many as being the template for patient and health groups activities. The book won the C. Wright Mills Award for the best first book published by a sociologist and the Rachel Carson Prize of the Society for Social Studies of Science.