Private Risks and Public Dangers

Private Risks and Public Dangers

by S. J. Scott
     
 

ISBN-10: 1856283682

ISBN-13: 9781856283687

Pub. Date: 10/01/1992

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781856283687
Publisher:
Ashgate Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Series:
Explorations in Sociology, #43
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
0.04(w) x 0.04(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

About the editors
Notes on contributors
Acknowledgements
Foreword
1Introduction1
2Health and the social body8
3Some problems in the development of a sociology of accidents19
4The idea of prevention: A critical review34
5Health, harm or happy families? Knowledges of incest in twentieth century parliamentary debates57
6The gaze of the counsellors: Discourses of intervention in marriage74
7'To hell with tomorrow': Coronary heart disease risk and the ethnography of fatalism95
8More medicalizing of mothers: Foetal alcohol syndrome in the USA and related developments112
9'What's your excuse for relapsing?': A critique of recent sexual behaviour studies of gay men133
10Quo vadis the special hospitals?150
11The social relations of HIV testing technology168
12Safety as a social value: A community approach184
Index201

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