Medical power and social knowledge
In this new textbook, Professor Bryan Turner describes and contributes to the sociological analysis of medicine. He provides an overview of the debates through which the sociology of medicine has developed and connects major issues in health and disease to central problems in social theory.
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Medicine as Culture: Illness, Disease and the Body in Western Societies
Limited preview - 2003
from sin to sickness
CONCEPTS OF DISEASE AND SICKNESS
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