Health, Medicine and Society: Key Theories, Future Agendas, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Health, Medicine and Society

Key Theories, Future Agendas, 1st Edition

Edited by Michael Calnan, Jonathan Gabe, Simon J. Williams


384 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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Disease & Health Issues