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It implies performance according to a set of control mechanisms: plans, recipes,
rules, and instructions, all of which govern personal behavior.5 To a large extent
culture and health coincide. Each culture gives shape to a unique Gestalt of ...
He claims that 95% of the ethnographic (and also anthropological) literature on
health-enhancing behavior and on the beliefs underlying it deals with curing and
not with the maintenance and expansion of health. For literature on medical ...
As the health-delivery system continually fails to meet the demands made upon it,
conditions now classified as illness may soon develop into aspects of criminal
deviance and asocial behavior. The behavioral therapy used on convicts in the ...
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The most explosive, uncompromising, thoroughly researched attack on the gravest health hazard we face today: our medical system. In this landmark book, one of the most brilliant social critics of our ... Read full review
The Medicalization of Life
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