Parsons revisited: from the sick role to . . . ?
UNSPECIFIED. (2005) Parsons revisited: from the sick role to . . . ? HEALTH, 9 (2). pp. 123-144. ISSN 1363-4593Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1363459305050582
This article revisits Parsons' insights on medicine, health and illness in the light of contemporary debates in medical sociology and beyond. A preliminary balance sheet of the Parsonian legacy is first provided, taking on board standard accounts and criticisms of Parsons' work within medical sociology to date. The remainder of the article, in contrast, involves a close re-reading of Parsons in the light of contemporary sociological debates on the body, emotion, trust, uncertainty and health, including late modern and postmodern interpretations of his work. Parsons, it is concluded, despite his (many) critics and detractors, has much to contribute here, not simply in terms of past insights, but also with regard to the present and future.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|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|
|Official Date:||April 2005|
|Number of Pages:||22|
|Page Range:||pp. 123-144|
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