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Health studies : a critical and cross-cultural reader

Author: Colin Samson
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents material on the social basis of health, illness and healing. This book helps the reader incorporate many of the elements of the medical anthropology and sociology of health and illness. It  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Collected Works
Aufsatzsammlung
Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin Samson
ISBN: 9780631201892 0631201890 9780631201908 0631201904
OCLC Number: 52404220
Notes: Selections previously published in various sources.
Description: xi, 377 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. Part I: Biomedicine and the Body: 1. Biomedicine and the Body: Colin Samson. 2. Spaces and Classes: Michel Foucault. 3. Natural Facts: A Historical Perspective on Science and Sexuality: L.J. Jordanova. 4. Artificiality and Enlightenment: From Sociobiology to Biosociality: Paul Rabinow. Part II: Disease and the Self: 5. Disease and the Self: Colin Samson. 6. Human Contact in Life-Threatening Environments: James J. Lynch. 7. Cancer and the Self: How Illness Constellates Meaning: Roger Levin. 8. Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and Its Metaphors: Susan Sontag. 9. Holistic Medicine: Fred Frohock. Part III: The Physician and the Patient: 10. The Physician and the Patient: Colin Samson. 11. The Last Hippie: Oliver Sacks. 12. The Body as Territory and Wonder: Arthur W. Frank. 13. Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and the Medical Encounter: Lesley Cooper. 14. A Fortunate Man: John Berger. Part IV: Creating Sickness: 15. Creating Sickness: Colin Samson. 16. Results of Industrialisation: Freidrich Engels. 17. Rats' Tails and Trypanosomes: Nature and Culture in Early Colonial Medicine: Megan Vaughan. 18. Yuuyaraq: The Way of the Human Being: Harold Napoleon. 19. Nervoso: Medicine, Sickness, and Human Needs: Nancy Scheper-Hughes. Index.
Responsibility: edited by Colin Samson.

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"I found the book an extremely rewarding read and strongly recommend it to anyone with an interest in health and illness."Steven P Wainwright, King's College London

 
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