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Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization - Wendy Simonds

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In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide range of U.S. cultural representations - from memoirs to medical mail, from hospital signs to disaster movies - in order to urge critical thinking about conventional notions of care, health, embodiment, identity, suffering, and mortality.  This book is intended for general readers, medical practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students in courses on medical sociology, medicine, medical ethics, nursing, public health, carework, visual culture, cultural studies, and gerontology.

Author: Simonds, Wendy
Publisher: Routledge
Illustration: n
Language: ENG
Title: Hospital Land USA: Sociological Adventures in Medicalization
Pages: 00276 (Encrypted EPUB) / 00276 (Encrypted PDF)
On Sale: 2016-11-03
SKU-13/ISBN: 9780415748070
Category: Social Science : Sociology - General


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