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Modernity, medicine, and health : medical sociology towards 2000

Author: Graham Scambler; Paul Higgs
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1998.
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"Social change in the past quarter of a century has had a considerable impact on health and medicine. Modernity, Medicine and Health brings together a variety of influential sociologists who present their theories on the nature and depth of change, and on the modernity/postmodernity debates, and apply them to issues of health and healing. Among the issues covered are the parameters of the futures of medical  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Graham Scambler; Paul Higgs
ISBN: 041514938X 9780415149389 0415149398 9780415149396 9780203980651 0203980654
OCLC Number: 37573644
Description: xix, 241 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Graham Scambler and Paul Higgs --
1. Postmodernity and health / Michael Bury --
2. The promise of postmodernism for the sociology of health and medicine / Nicholas Fox --
3. Medical sociology and modernity: reflections on the public sphere and the roles of intellectuals and social critics / Graham Scambler --
4. Issues at the interface of medical sociology and public health / Richard Levinson --
5. Explaining health inequalities: how useful are concepts of social class? / Paul Higgs and Graham Scambler --
6. Gender, health and the feminist debate on postmodernism / Annette Scambler --
7. In search of the 'missing body': pain, suffering and the (post)modern condition / Simon Williams and Gillian Bendelow
Responsibility: edited by Graham Scambler and Paul Higgs.
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An opportunity for medical sociology to establish a voice in the key debates in social science today; modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism. Essential reading for students of  Read more...

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