Modernity, Medicine and Health: Medical Sociology Towards 2000

Modernity, Medicine and Health: Medical Sociology Towards 2000

by Paul Higgs
     
 

This book establishes the voice of medical sociology in key debates in the social sciences. Concerning modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism issues covered include:

• disease and medicine in postmodern times

• gender, health and the feminist debate on the postmodern

• ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of

See more details below

Overview

This book establishes the voice of medical sociology in key debates in the social sciences. Concerning modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism issues covered include:

• disease and medicine in postmodern times

• gender, health and the feminist debate on the postmodern

• ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of health and ageing

• medicine and complementary medicine

• death in postmodernity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415149396
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/01/1998
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Graham Scambler is Reader in Sociology and Director of the Unit of Medical Sociology at University College London. Paul Higgs is Lecturer in Medical Sociology also at University College London.

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Introduction
1Postmodernity and health1
2The promise of postmodernism for the sociology of health and medicine29
3Medical sociology and modernity: reflections on the public sphere and the roles of intellectuals and social critics46
4Issues at the interface of medical sociology and public health66
5Explaining health inequalities: how useful are concepts of social class?82
6Gender, health and the feminist debate on postmodernism100
7In search of the 'missing body': pain, suffering and the (post)modern condition125
8Ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of embodiment147
9Risk, governmentality and the reconceptualization of citizenship176
10Medicine and complementary medicine: challenge and change198
11Postmodern adventures of life and death216
Index233

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >