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Sociologies of Disability and Illness: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology

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Beschreibung

Reviews and compares the conflicting perspectives on disability and chronic illness found in disability studies and medical sociology. This book outlines the historical development of both these approaches, to provide the readers with an understanding of the overlaps and divergences between the two fields.

Autorentext

CAROL THOMAS is Reader in Sociology at the Institute for Social Research, Lancaster University, UK. She is known for her publications in disability studies and medical sociology. She is the author of Female Forms: Experiencing and Understanding Disability (1999).

Klappentext

This book critically compares conflicting perspectives and overlapping themes within the study of disability and illness across recent decades. With fresh interpretation of traditional theory in medical sociology and informed commentary on theoretical debates in disability studies, it is provocative reading for students and scholars in this field.



Inhalt

Introduction: Disciplinary Divides and Definitions.- Theories and Traditions in Medical Sociology.- Theories and Traditions in Disability Studies.- Care and Dependency: a disciplinary clash.- The body: lost and found.- Experiencing Disability and Chronic Illness.- Towards a Sociology of Disability?.

Produktinformationen

Titel: Sociologies of Disability and Illness: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology
Untertitel: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology
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EAN: 9781403936363
ISBN: 978-1-4039-3636-3
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Nature
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 224
Gewicht: 503g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2007
Auflage: First

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