Health, Medicine, and Society: Key Theories, Future Agendas

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Simon Johnson Williams, Jonathan Gabe, Michael Calnan
Psychology Press, 2000 - Health & Fitness - 366 pages
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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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Contents

Rethinking social structure and health
4
Risk and consumption
11
Class time and biography
27
Time
37
Gender postmodernism and health
51
New order new problems
58
Conclusion
64
A place for race? Medical sociology and the critique
67
sociological
172
Towards an understanding of living in bodies
180
Reflections on the mortal body in late modernity
186
Conclusion
199
Food risk and subjectivity
205
The ritual of health promotion
219
developing a sociology of HIV risk
236
Health care and consumption
255

habitus capital and metatheory
73
Conclusion
82
the optimistic
90
the pessimistic
96
social construction and translation
109
The body translated
117
science and a new culture of health
123
Immunising educating and training the body
132
PostDarwinism
138
narrative metaphor and
146
genetics as colonial conquest
154
Conclusion
166
System and lifeworld
285
the colonisation of emotional life
292
Emotional capital and the psychosocial pathways
300
Emotions health and distributive justice
306
Emotion and gender
321
postmodern
333
Care and nomadic subjectivity
339
Conclusion
345
Notes
351
219
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Williams is co-editor of Emotions in Social Life.

Stefan Timmermans is Associate Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. His interests include death and dying, healthcare technologies and standardisation. He is the author of "Sudden Death and the Myth of CPR" (Temple, 1999) and co-author (with Marc Berg) of "The Gold Standard: A Sociological Exploration of Evidence-Based Medicine and Standardization in Health Care" (Temple, forthcoming).

Jonathan Gabe is Reader of Social and Political Science at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research interests include health care organisation, chronic illness and mental health. He is the author of "Going Private" (with Michael Calnan and Sarah Cant) (Open University Press, 1993) and a number of edited collections including "Medicine, Health and Risk" (Blackwell, 1995), "Health and Sociology of Emotions" (with Veronica James) (Blackwell, 1996) and "Theorising Health, Medicine and Society" (with Simon Williams and Michael Calnan) (Routledge, 2000).

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