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Health, Medicine and Society : Key Theories, Future Agendas - Michael Calnan

Health, Medicine and Society

Key Theories, Future Agendas

By: Michael Calnan (Editor), Jonathan Gabe (Editor), Simon J. Williams (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 24th February 2000
ISBN: 9780415221351
Number Of Pages: 384

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Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century.
Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes:
*health and social structure
*the contested nature of the body
*the salience of consumption and risk
*the challenge of emotions
Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

List of contributors
Introduction - Health, medicine and society: key theories, future agendasp. 1
Rethinking social structure and healthp. 25
Class, time and biographyp. 27
Gender, postmodernism and healthp. 51
A place for race? Medical sociology and the critique of racial ideologyp. 67
Health, ageing and the lifecoursep. 87
The Bodyp. 107
Childhood bodies: social construction and translationp. 109
Flexible bodies: science and a new culture of health in the USp. 123
'Recombinant bodies': narrative, metaphor and the genep. 146
The politics of 'disabled' bodiesp. 169
Reflections on the 'mortal' body in late modernityp. 186
Risk and consumptionp. 203
Food, risk and subjectivityp. 205
The ritual of health promotionp. 219
Drugs and risk: developing a sociology of HIV risk behaviourp. 236
Health care and consumptionp. 255
Emotionsp. 275
Emotions, psychiatry and social order: A Habermasian approachp. 277
Emotions, social structure and health: rethinking the class inequalities debatep. 296
Emotions and gender in US health care contexts: implications for change and stasis in the division of labourp. 315
The ethics and politics of caring: postmodern reflectionsp. 333
Notesp. 351
Indexp. 359
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ISBN: 9780415221351
ISBN-10: 0415221358
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 24th February 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1

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