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Medicine and the body / Simon J. Williams.

  • Williams, Simon J. (Simon Johnson), 1961-
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London : Sage Publications, 2003.

Physical description

251 pages ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references (pages 216-242) and index.


Introduction: medical sociology in the new millennium -- The biomedical body: reductionism, constructionism and beyond -- What is health? Thinking through the boundaries of the body -- 'Structuring' bodies: emotions, inequalities and health -- Children, ageing and health: bodies across the lifecourse -- Bodily dys-order: chronic illness as biographical disruption? -- Dormant/mortal bodies: sleep, death and dying in late/postmodernity -- Reason, emotion and 'mental' health: where do we draw the line? -- Hi-tech bodies: from corporeality to hyperreality? -- Caring bodies/embodied ethics -- Conclusion: the challenges ahead.


  • English

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