Health, Medicine and Society: Key Theories, Future Agendas

1st Edition

Michael Calnan, Jonathan Gabe, Simon J. Williams

Routledge
Published February 24, 2000
Reference - 384 Pages
ISBN 9780415221368 - CAT# RU20368

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Summary

Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century.
Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes:
*health and social structure
*the contested nature of the body
*the salience of consumption and risk
*the challenge of emotions
Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

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