The New Medical Sociology: Social Forms of Health and Illness / Edition 1

The New Medical Sociology: Social Forms of Health and Illness / Edition 1

by Bryan S. Turner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393975053

ISBN-13: 9780393975055

Pub. Date: 12/19/2003

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

The New Medical Sociology makes a bold and innovative investigation of how society makes us sick.
The author, Bryan Turner, examines how macro processes like globalization, risk, economic deregulation, and technological change shape personal experiences of health and illness. Addressing key topics in contemporary sociology such as the body, power, and knowledge,

Overview

The New Medical Sociology makes a bold and innovative investigation of how society makes us sick.
The author, Bryan Turner, examines how macro processes like globalization, risk, economic deregulation, and technological change shape personal experiences of health and illness. Addressing key topics in contemporary sociology such as the body, power, and knowledge, Turner sets out to rethink medical sociology as an exciting perspective on the principal transformations of modern society.
In this broad historical and sociological work, Turner asks and answers how economic changes of recent decades have undermined both social cohesion and the conditions that promote good health. He explores the macro-level importance of social capital (people’s involvement or investments in society), inequality, and citizenship rights in his explanation of health and illness in modern societies, and examines at the micro level embodiment (our relationship to our own bodies) in narratives of illness.The New Medical Sociology is part of the Contemporary Societies series.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393975055
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/19/2003
Series:
Contemporary Societies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
Introductionxiii
Chapter 1Health and Social Capital3
Chapter 2The Social Construction of Knowledge36
Chapter 3Disease and Culture82
Chapter 4Time, Self, and Disruption131
Chapter 5Reshaping Health and Illness163
Chapter 6Gender, Sexuality, and the Body191
Chapter 7Health, Risk, and Globalization230
Chapter 8The New Medical Sociology270
References315
Index339

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