Health, medicine and society: key theories, future agendas

Williams, S.J. and Gabe, J. and Calnan, M.W. (2000) Health, medicine and society: key theories, future agendas. Routledge, London, 384 pp. ISBN 9780415221368. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory, this work brings together a range of international scholars to reflect upon matters of health, medicine and society at the end of 1999. Thematic in its focus, contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, in order to illustrate these issues, including debates on health and social structure, the contested nature of the boy, the salience of consumption and risk, and the challenge of emotions both inside and outside the formal health care arena. The book 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. It should be of interest to students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Centre for Health Services Studies
Depositing User: Paula Loader
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 10:15
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2012 14:37
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12684 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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