Medical Power and Social Knowledge

Medical Power and Social Knowledge

by Bryan S Turner, Colin Samson
     
 

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The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary

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The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies.

Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the pe

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ISBN-13:
9780803975989
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/20/1995
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

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