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Medical Power and Social Knowledge

Author : Bryan S Turner
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The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies. Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the pe

Medical Power and Social Knowledge

Author : Bryan S Turner
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In this new textbook, Professor Bryan Turner describes and contributes to the sociological analysis of medicine. He provides an overview of the debates through which the sociology of medicine has developed and connects major issues in health and disease to central problems in social theory.

The New Medical Sociology

Author : Bryan M. Turner
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The New Medical Sociology makes a bold and innovative investigation of how society makes us sick.

Social Medicine and Medical Sociology in the Twentieth Century

Author : Dorothy Porter
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Little attention has been paid to the history of the influence of the social sciences upon medical thinking and practice in the twentieth century. The essays in this volume explore the consequences of the interaction between medicine and social science by evaluating its significance for the moral and aterial role of medicine in modern societies. Some of the essays examine the ideas of both clinicians and social scientists who believed that highly technologized medicine could be made more humanistic by understanding the social relations of health and illness. Other authors interrogate the critical assault which social science has made upon medicine as a system of knowledge, organisation and power. The volume discusses, therefore, the relationship between social-scientific knowledge both in and of medicine in the twentieth century. Collectively the essays illustrate that the respective power of biology and culture in determining human behaviour and social transition continues to be an unresolved paradox.

Medical Power and Social Knowledge

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Health Care Ethics

Author : Kath M Melia
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Health Care Ethics: Lessons from Intensive Care (Ethics in Practice S.)

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

Author : Dr Kevin White
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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.

The Body in Asia

Author : Bryan S. Turner
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The past few decades have seen growing interest in the study of the body, not least thanks to Michel Foucaults historical studies of medicine in the 1970s, which inspired the initial development of the contemporary study of the human body. However, the increasing number of exciting and influential publications has primarily, if not exclusively, focused on the body in Western cultures. The various works produced by Asian scholars remain largely unknown to Western academic debates even though Asia is home to a host of rich body cultures and religions. The peoples of Asia have experienced colonization, decolonization, and now globalization, all of which make the "body in Asia" a rewarding field of research. This volume is unique, as it brings together into a single volume a number of scholars who work on East, Southeast and South Asia and presents original and cutting-edge research on the body in various Asian cultures.

Growing Up and Growing Old

Author : Jenny Hockey
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Analyzes critically how fundamental concepts of dependency and independence are perpetuated by the structured nature of the individual's life course in western cultures - childhood, adolescence, adulthood and old age. It demonstrates the power, and the limits, of social constructions of ageing.

Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences

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