Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body in Western Societies / Edition 2

Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body in Western Societies / Edition 2

by Deborah Lupton
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0761940308

ISBN-13: 9780761940302

Pub. Date: 02/16/2004

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Lupton, who is not further identified, investigates why medicine is characterized by such strong paradoxes in western societies and why issues of health and illness are surrounded with controversy, conflict, and emotion. She draws largely from medical sociology, the sociology of health and illness, the history of medicine, and medical anthropology but also borrows

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Lupton, who is not further identified, investigates why medicine is characterized by such strong paradoxes in western societies and why issues of health and illness are surrounded with controversy, conflict, and emotion. She draws largely from medical sociology, the sociology of health and illness, the history of medicine, and medical anthropology but also borrows insights from feminism, cultural studies, and discourse analysis. The first edition was published in 1994 and has been reprinted nearly every year since. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761940302
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/16/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Theoretical Perspectives on Medicine and Society
The Body in Medicine
Representations of Medicine, Illness and Disease in Elite and Popular Culture
The Lay Perspective on Illness and Disease
Power Relations and the Medical Encounter
Feminisms and Medicine

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