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Postmodernism, sociology and health

Author: Nicholas J Fox
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1994.
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"Postmodernism and post-structuralism challenge fundamental positions in social theory. This book sets out some of the components of a postmodern social theory of health and healing, deriving from theorists including Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Cixous and Kristeva." "The body of the patient is inscribed by discourses of professional 'care' as well as by pain and suffering. Rejecting simple determinism,  Read more...
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Fox, Nicholas J., 1952-
Postmodernism, sociology and health.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 1994
(OCoLC)623562566
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas J Fox
ISBN: 0802004377 9780802004376 0802072275 9780802072276
OCLC Number: 28848943
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: vii, 183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Modernism and postmodernism --
body: biological or social? --
politics of health-talk --
2. Inscribing the body --
modern body and its experts --
Power, knowledge and the body --
political anatomy of the body --
Governmentality --
Body-without-Organs --
methodology for exploring inscription --
Against 'health', towards desire --
3. Organizing health --
Modernity, power and organization --
Sociological contributions to organization --
postmodern perspective --
Organizing the ward round --
problem of the monolith --
Profession or discipline? --
Welfare, governmentality and the problem of good intentions --
4. Repetition, desire and professional care --
Desire and the unconscious --
Desire and the symbolic in Jacques Lacan --
Desire and anti-Oedipus in Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari --
Desire and the unconscious in the sick role --
caring relationship: resistance versus control --
Oedipus and the co-opting of family values --
desire for (of) repetition --
5. Resistance and the Gift --
Professional care as 'the Proper' --
Gift as source of resistance --
Educating for the Gift: meetings between experts? --
Vulnerability and the Gift: the wounded healer --
Gift subverted by suffering --
Difference and intertextuality --
Feminism, post-structuralism and writing --
Writing as the practice of difference --
Intertextual practice in health settings --
Narrative and resistance --
Stories at Work: intertextuality as 'professional therapy' --
Commentary: community care and resistance --
6. politics of Arche-health --
dark side of modern 'rationalization' --
Affirmation and scepticism in the postmodern --
Finitude and the eternal return --
question for the PSTH: the politics of 'lifestyle' --
Arche-health --
ethics of becoming --
7. De-territorializing health and illness --
Pain and the Body-without-Organs --
Medical technology: a postmodern view --
Fictions of health and medicine --
Body-without-Organs of medical sociology --
Postscript: a postmodern prayer.
Responsibility: Nicholas J. Fox.

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"Postmodernism and post-structuralism challenge fundamental positions in social theory. This book sets out some of the components of a postmodern social theory of health and healing, deriving from theorists including Derrida, Deleuze and Guattari, Foucault, Cixous and Kristeva." "The body of the patient is inscribed by discourses of professional 'care' as well as by pain and suffering. Rejecting simple determinism, the author explores the character of this power - and how it may be, and is, resisted. The book illustrates with detailed examples how the organization of health care, and the caring relationship itself are sites for this contestation of power." "Elements of feminist theory, and Derridean concepts of differance and intertextuality supply the framework for the politics and ethics of the postmodern position on health. Deleuze and Guattari's radical challenge to psychoanalysis and familial repetitions within the healer/patient contact allows a re-reading of central ideas in medical sociology." "While focusing upon the possibilities of postmodern social theory, the book demands a re-appraisal of issues of structure, identity and knowledge in modernist medical sociology. Modernist sociology - it suggests - has been complicit in the creation of 'the patient', and of 'health' and 'illness'." "Written with an emphasis on accessibility, this book explores - the practical consequences of postmodern theory as well as familiarizing the reader with the concepts of postmodernism."--Jacket.

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