Modernity, Medicine and Health: Medical Sociology Towards 2000

Modernity, Medicine and Health: Medical Sociology Towards 2000

by Paul Higgs
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415149398

ISBN-13: 9780415149396

Pub. Date: 06/01/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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)

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

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