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Title Flatlining : race, work, and health care in the new economy / Adia Harvey Wingfield.
Author Wingfield, Adia Harvey, 1977- author.
Publication Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019]
Copyright date ©2019
Description xiv, 201 pages ; 21 cm
Call # 610.08996 W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-195) and index.
Summary "What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy, where work is insecure and resources are scarce? In Flatlining, Adia Harvey Wingfield exposes how organizations serving communities of color participate in "racial outsourcing," heavily relying on black doctors, nurses, technicians, and physician assistants to pick up the slack and perform "equity work"--labor that varies by gender and helps organizations to be accessible to minority communities. Wingfield argues that as organizations become more focused on profit and less beholden to employees, they depend on black health care workers to do this work but offer fewer resources, while maintaining the expectation of high levels of service to the community. At the intersection of work, race, gender, and class, Wingfield makes plain the harrowing challenges that black employees must overcome and reveals the complicated issues of inequality in today's workplaces and communities"--Provided by publisher.
Contents Introduction -- Work, health care, and racial outsourcing -- "There was that one time ..." -- When "that one time" is all the time -- Sticky floors and social tensions -- It's not Grey's anatomy.
Subject African Americans in medicine.
Social medicine -- United States.
Equality -- United States.
African Americans in medicine. (OCoLC)fst00799732
Equality. (OCoLC)fst00914456
Social medicine. (OCoLC)fst01122637
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Alt Title Race, work, and health care in the new economy
Related To Online version: Wingfield, Adia Harvey, 1977- Flatlining. Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2019] 9780520971783 (DLC) 2018058803
ISBN 0520300335 (hardcover)
9780520300330 (hardcover)
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9780520300347 (paperback) :

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