WorldCat Identities

Brown, Phil

Works: 20 works in 148 publications in 2 languages and 10,635 library holdings
Genres: Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Phil Brown
Most widely held works by Phil Brown
In the Catskills : a century of Jewish experience in "the mountains" by Phil Brown( )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 2,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of 34 essays, memoirs, fictions and songs, presenting a complex portrait of the Catskills - the hotels, bungalows, rooming houses and elaborate resorts in the mountains in New York State that catered to a mainly Jewish clientele, and where many great entertainers got their start
Toxic exposures : contested illnesses and the environmental health movement by Phil Brown( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Phil Brown argues that organized social movements are crucial in recognizing and acting to combat environmental diseases. His book draws on environmental and medical sociology, environmental justice, environmental health science, and social movement studies to show how citizen-science alliances have fought to overturn dominant epidemiological paradigms. His probing look at the ways scientific findings are made available to the public and the changing nature of policy offers a new perspective on health and the environment and the relationship among people, knowledge, power, and authority."--Jacket
Contested illnesses : citizens, science, and health social movements by Phil Brown( )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and held by 1,826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain. This interdisciplinary work engages with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked
No safe place : toxic waste, leukemia, and community action by Phil Brown( )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 1,229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A focus on a community's struggle for justice in the wake of the environmental contamination by local corporations. Readers will learn about how the residents of Woburn, Massachusetts discovered a childhood leukaemia cluster and eventually sued two corporate giants
The transfer of care : psychiatric deinstitutionalization and its aftermath by Phil Brown( Book )

15 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil Brown provides a comprehensive analysis of recent mental health policy and practice by focusing on three main themes: political-economic structures, the pitfalls of professionalism, and institutional obstacles to adequate care
Perspectives in medical sociology by Phil Brown( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This...collection of 38 articles represents a broad range of research methods and data sources in medical sociology from the perspectives of public health, medicine, epidemiology, political science, history, and anthropology. In addition to eleven new readings, eight of the seminal articles from the previous edition have been revised for the fourth edition. The overarching theme of this authoritative compendium is that medical sociology should focus on large-scale social structural factors as well as a micro-level exploration of lay illness experience, including the interaction between people and their health. Linking these levels of analysis is essential for a holistic understanding of medical sociology. A second important theme concerns social movements, which not only aim to achieve specific goals, but in the process can also alter our perspectives on the very definitions of health and illness as well as the proper ways to create and sustain a healthy society."--Back cover
Summer haven : the Catskills, the Holocaust, and the literary imagination by Holli Levitsky( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume provides for the first time a collection of writing that investigates the stories and struggles of survivors in the context of the Jewish resort culture of the Catskills, through new and existing works of fiction and memoir by writers who spent their youths there. It explores how vacationers, resort owners, and workers dealt with a horrific contradiction--the pleasure of their summer haven against the mass extermination of Jews throughout Europe. It also examines the character of Holocaust survivors in the Catskills: in what ways did people find connection, resolution to conflict, and avenues to come together despite the experiences that set them apart? The book will be useful to those studying Jewish, American, or New York history, the Holocaust and Catskills legacy, United States immigration, American literature, and American culture. The focus on themes of nostalgia, humor, loss, and sexuality will draw general readers as well."--
Health and the environment by Phil Brown( Book )

10 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Preface: This special issue of The Annals addresses environmental health, an area that has become a very significant part of popular concern, government attention, and scientific research. What exactly do we mean by "environmental health"? The broadest definition would include the totality of unhealthy living and working conditions: bacteria and viruses in human waste; animal vectors for infectious diseases; surface water and groundwater pollution; air pollution from fires, vehicle exhaust, and incineration; chemical and petroleum product spills and explosions; and disasters, such as floods, hurricanes, and fires (which may be either natural, human caused, or human exacerbated). But that definition is broad enough to encompass virtually all disease-causing factors. I believe we are better off focusing on the health effects caused by toxic substances in people's immediate or proximate surroundings (soil, air, water, food, and household goods), a definition that mirrors most research and policy on environmental health. These are chemical-related, air-pollution-related, and radiation-related symptoms and diseases that affect groups of people in workplaces and communities. Focusing on toxic substances makes sense for several reasons. Toxic exposure has engendered much conflict, policy making, legislation, public awareness, media attention, and social movement activity. It leads to disputes between lay people and professionals, between citizens and governments, and among professionals. And toxic exposure demonstrates interesting and ongoing examples of social problems construction and political contestation concerning environmentally induced diseases
Illness and the environment : a reader in contested medicine( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacrifice zones : the front lines of toxic chemical exposure in the United States by Steve Lerner( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The stories of residents of low-income communities across the country who took action when pollution from heavy industry contaminated their towns
Mental health care and social policy( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social movements in health by Phil Brown( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Taken together, they illustrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to studying HSMs."--Jacket
Electronics and computer acronyms by Phil Brown( Book )

9 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electronics and Computer Acronyms presents a list of almost 2,500 acronyms related to electronics and computers. The material for this book is drawn from a number of subject areas, including electrical, electronics, computers, telecommunications, fiber optics, microcomputers/microprocessors, audio, video, and information technology. The acronyms also encompass avionics, military, data processing, instrumentation, units, measurement, standards, services, organizations, associations, and companies
From back wards to boarding homes : US mental health policy since WWII by Phil Brown( )

2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Health and social movements( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<>( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Personal, home and school factors related to eleventh graders' drug attitudes by Eugene W Skiffington( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Catskill culture : a mountain rat's memories of the great Jewish resort area by Phil Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A century ago, New Yorkers, hungry for mountain air, good food, and a Jewish environment combined with an American way of leisure, began to develop a resort area unique in the world. By the 1950s, this summer Eden of bungalow colonies, summer camps, and over 900 hotels were attracting over a million people a year. Born to a small hotel-owning family who worked for decades in hotels after losing their own, Phil Brown tells a story of the many elements of this magical environment. Catskill Culture recounts the life of guests, staff, resort owners, entertainers, and local residents through the author's memories and archival research and the memories of 120 others
The Catskills Institute( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No Safe Place - Toxic Waste, Leukemia and Community Action by Phil Brown( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.04 for Contested ... to 1.00 for No Safe Pl ...)

In the Catskills : a century of Jewish experience in "the mountains"
Alternative Names
Brown, Phil

Brown, Philip M. 1949-

브라운, 필

English (147)

Korean (1)

Toxic exposures : contested illnesses and the environmental health movementNo safe place : toxic waste, leukemia, and community actionPerspectives in medical sociologyHealth and the environmentIllness and the environment : a reader in contested medicineSocial movements in healthHealth and social movementsCatskill culture : a mountain rat's memories of the great Jewish resort area