1st Edition

Health, Medicine and Society Key Theories, Future Agendas

Edited By Michael Calnan, Jonathan Gabe, Simon J. Williams Copyright 2000
    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    382 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    List of contributors, Introduction—Health, medicine and society key theories, future agendas, PART I Rethinking social structure and health, PART II The Body, PART III Risk and consumption, PART IV Emotions, Notes, Index


    Michael Calnan, Jonathan Gabe, Simon J. Williams