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Modernity, Medicine and Health

1st Edition

Edited by Paul Higgs, Graham Scambler


262 pages

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pub: 1998-04-23
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This book establishes the voice of medical sociology in key debates in the social sciences. Concerning modernity, postmodernity, structuralism and poststructuralism issues covered include:

* disease and medicine in postmodern times

* gender, health and the feminist debate on the postmodern

* ageing, the lifecourse and the sociology of health and ageing

* medicine and complementary medicine

* death in postmodernity.

About the Editors

Graham Scambler is Reader in Sociology and Director of the Unit of Medical Sociology at University College London. Paul Higgs is Lecturer in Medical Sociology also at University College London.

Subject Categories

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