Medical sociology and the biological body: where are we now and where do we go from here?
UNSPECIFIED (2006) Medical sociology and the biological body: where are we now and where do we go from here? HEALTH, 10 (1). pp. 5-30. ISSN 1363-4593Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459306058984
In this article I pose the question, 'where is the biological body in medical sociology today?' The first part of the article provides a selective corporeal balance sheet of where we are now in medical sociology, with particular reference to social constructionist and phenomenological approaches and their respective stances or takes on the (biological) body. The subsequent section considers where we might profitably be going in the future in terms of bringing the biological body (back) in, and the broader issues this raises for the sociological enterprise as a whole. Various problems associated with this evolving project and merits of other recent approaches, such as the sociology of translation, are considered. The article concludes with some further thoughts and reflections on these matters, including a revisiting of relations between the sociology of the body and medical sociology in the light of these debates.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences
|Journal or Publication Title:||HEALTH|
|Publisher:||SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD|
|Number of Pages:||26|
|Page Range:||pp. 5-30|
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