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Habermas, Critical Theory and Health - Graham Scambler

Habermas, Critical Theory and Health

By: Graham Scambler (Editor)


Published: 17th May 2001
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The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health and illness including:
* lay health knowledge
* doctor-patient interaction
* health care decision-making
* health inequalities
* new social movements in health
* health care rationing
* the Foucault perspective.
Habermas, Critical Theory and Health will open up both new issues and new lines of empirical enquiry which will be of special interest to teachers and students of social theory and the sociology of health and illness and offers healthcare professionals new perspectives on their practice.

Introduction: Unfolding Themes of an Incomplete Project
Lay Health Knowledge and the Concept of the Lifeworld
System, Lifeworld and Doctor-patient Interaction: Issues of Trust in a Changing World
Health Care Decision-making and the Politics of Health
Class, Power and the Durability of Health Inequalities
New Social Movements in the Health Domain
Finite Resources and Infinite Demand: Public Participation in Health Care Rationing
Habermas of Foucault, or Habermas and Foucault? The implications of a Shifting Debate for Medical Sociology
Civil Society, the Public Sphere and Deliberative Democracy
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ISBN: 9780415191821
ISBN-10: 0415191823
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 17th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.72  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1