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Architecture and health care: a place for sociology

Martin, D., Nettleton, S., Buse, Christina E., Prior, L., Twigg, Julia (2015) Architecture and health care: a place for sociology. Sociology of Health and Illness, 37 (7). pp. 1007-1022. ISSN 0141-9889. (doi:10.1111/1467-9566.12284) (KAR id:57347)

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Sociologists of health and illness have tended to overlook the architecture and

yielded a body of work on the significance of places and spaces in the experience

environment in the performance of medical practice uncovers an important vein of

hospital architecture, this article seeks to tease out substantive and methodological

Contemporary healthcare buildings manifest design models developed for hotels,

forms of subjectivity in which patients are constituted as consumers and

architecture necessitates an appreciation of both the construction and experience of

everyday uses. Combining approaches and methods from the sociology of health

agenda that takes healthcare buildings as its substantive focus.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1111/1467-9566.12284
Uncontrolled keywords: architecture, place, healthcare buildings, hospital design
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 13:51 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:37 UTC
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