Medicalizing Motherhood

Lee, Ellie J. (2006) Medicalizing Motherhood. Society, 43 (6). pp. 47-50. ISSN 0147-2011. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Frank Furedi's contribution to the discussion of medicalization" resonated strongly with findings from my own research about contemporary representations of women's emotional experiences. It is indeed the case that compared to the 1970s there is very little contest and debate about the increasing use of illness labels to account for these experiences. To the contrary, there is now wide acceptance of the idea that the most positive development that can take place for women is for more of them to be diagnosed as ill. It is also the case that, as part of this, women's lives are subject to the "unprecedented medicalization of social experience" through the "construction of new psychological conditions" to which Furedi refers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Ellie Lee
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2010 16:36
Last Modified: 28 May 2014 12:55
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