Medicine and the Body

By: Williams, Simon

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An intelligent and informed account of medical sociology. Simon Williams has produced an original and comprehensive sociological statement of the centrality of the body to an understanding of medicine, health and illness. His scope is impressive... It will shape future teaching and research in the field of health and illness' - "Bryan S Turner, Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge

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This is a clear, well-written account of medicine, health and the body. Taking recent debates on the body and society as its point of departure, the book critically reexamines a series of embodied issues and emotional agendas in health and illness. Included here are cutting edge discussions and debates concerning:

- the medicalized body

- health inequalities

- childhood and ageing

- the dilemmas of high-tech medicine

- chronic illness and disability

- caring and (bio)ethics

- sleep, death and dying

- the body in late/postmodernity

Written in an accessible, engaging style, with many original and innovative insights, the book will appeal to undergraduate and postgraduate students alike, and to researchers and lecturers with an interest in the embodied agendas of health and medicine in the new millennium.

Title: Medicine and the Body

Author Name: Williams, Simon

Categories: Medicine,

Edition: First

Publisher: London, Sage Pubns: 2003

ISBN Number: 0761956395

ISBN Number 13: 9780761956396

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 004476

Description: "An intelligent and informed account of medical sociology...an original and comprehensive sociological statement of the centrality of the body to understanding medicine, health and illness. His scope is impressive, including ... sleep, childhood, disability and ageing. It will shape future teaching and reserch in the field of health and illness." Appears unread with creaseingto upper right cnr only defect.

Keywords: SOCIAL MEDICINE MEDICAL PUBLIC HEALTH,