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Sociologies of disability and illness : contested ideas in disability studies and medical sociology

Author: Carol Thomas
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Cutting across a disciplinary divide, this title critically reviews and compares the conflicting perspectives on disability and chronic illness found in disability studies and medical sociology.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carol Thomas
ISBN: 9781403936363 1403936366 9781403936370 1403936374
OCLC Number: 141177180
Description: ix, 213 pages ; 213 cm
Contents: Introduction: Disciplinary divides and definitions --
Theories and traditions in medical sociology: illness and disability as social deviance --
Theories and traditions in disability studies: disability as social oppression --
Care and dependency: a disciplinary clash --
The body : lost and found --
Experiencing disability, chronic illness, and other impairments --
Towards a sociology of disability.
Responsibility: Carol Thomas.
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Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize.

 
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