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Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, c2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (217 p.)|
|Contents:||Cover; Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology; Copyright; Contents; Illustrations; Contributors; Introduction; 1 Foucault, health and healthcare; 2 Consuming bodies: Zygmunt Bauman on the difference between fitness and health; 3 Jürgen Habermas. Politics and morality in health and medicine; 4 Luhmann's social systems theory, health and illness; 5 Bourdieu and the impact of health and illness in the lifeworld; 6 Merleau-Ponty, medicine and the body; 7 World systems theory and the epidemiological transition. Martin Hyde and Anthony Rosie. 8 Archer, morphogenesis and the role of agency in the sociology of health inequalities9 Deleuze and Guattari; 10 Health and medicine in the information age. Castells, informational capitalism and the network society; Index.|
|Series Title:||Critical studies in health and society.|
Contemporary Theorists for Medical Sociology explores the work of key social theorists and the application of their ideas to issues around health and illness. Encouraging students and researchers to use mainstream sociological thought to inform and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the many arenas of health and healthcare, this text discusses and critically reviews the work of several influential contemporary thinkers, including - Foucault, Bauman, Habermas, Luhmann, Bourdieu, Merleau-Ponty, Wallerstein, Archer, Deleuze, Guattari, and Castells. Each chapter includes a critical introd.
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