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Medicine as culture : illness, disease and the body in western societies

Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: [Thousand Oaks, Calif.] : Pine Forge Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Medicine as Culture has become the classic text for the sociology of health and illness, combining perspectives drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, social history and cultural studies. The books teases out how medicine and health care are sociocultural constructions, ranging from mass media and high cultural representations of illness, disease, and health care workers to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah Lupton
ISBN: 9781446258637 1446258637
OCLC Number: 796444845
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: IntroductionTheoretical Perspectives on Medicine and SocietyThe Body in MedicineRepresentations of Medicine, Illness and the BodyThe Lay Perspective on Illness and DiseasePower Relations and the Medical EncounterFeminisms and MedicineConclusion
Responsibility: Deborah Lupton.

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The Third Edition of a seminal text which is widely recommended to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of health, anthropology, nursing and cultural studies.  Read more...

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