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Sociology of diagnosis

Author: P J McGann; David J Hutson; Barbara Katz Rothman
Publisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.
Series: Advances in medical sociology, v. 12.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This is the only book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of diagnosis through original theoretical and empirical work by established and emerging scholars and, as such, it is poised to become a touchstone volume. Sixteen articles are presented across four sections. 'Power and the Politics of Diagnosis' explores diagnosis as a process of definition that includes: labeling dynamics between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: P J McGann; David J Hutson; Barbara Katz Rothman
ISBN: 9780857245762 0857245767 9780857245755 0857245759
OCLC Number: 748285307
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 362 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Sociology of diagnosis : a preliminary review / Annemarie Jutel --
Diagnosis and medicalization / Karl Bryant --
Defining social illness in a diagnostic world : trauma and the cultural logic of posttraumatic stress disorder / Thomas DeGloma --
Resisting American psychiatry : French opposition to DSM-III, biological reductionism, and the pharmaceutical ethos / Manuel Vallée --
Labeling, looping, and social control : contextualizing diagnosis in mental health care / Kerry Dobransky --
From talk to action : mapping the diagnostic process in psychiatry / Rebecca Godderis --
'DSD is a perfectly fine term' : reasserting medical authority through a shift in intersex terminology / Georgiann Davis --
Resisting pathology : GID and the contested terrain of diagnosis in the transgender rights movement / Mary C. Burke --
Navigating professional knowledges : lay techniques for the management of conflictual diagnosis in an AD/HD support group / Paul C. Fuller --
The vanishing diagnosis of Asperger's disorder / Jennifer S. Singh --
Hidden diagnosis : attention deficit hyperactivity disorder from a child's perspective / Elizabeth H. Bringewatt --
Sick but legitimate? : gender identity disorder and a new gender identity category in Japan / Satoko Itani --
Diagnosing the criminal addict : biochemistry in the service of the state / Sarah Whetstone, Teresa Gowan --
Troubling diagnoses / PJ McGann.
Series Title: Advances in medical sociology, v. 12.
Responsibility: edited by P.J. McGann, David J. Hutson.


Offers an introduction to the sociology of diagnosis. This title presents articles that explore diagnosis as a process of definition that includes: labeling dynamics between diagnoser and diagnosed;  Read more...


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