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From Tragedy to Farce:On Medicine, the State and the Market.

Palladino, Paolo (2007) From Tragedy to Farce:On Medicine, the State and the Market. Journal of Historical Sociology, 20 (4). pp. 622-645. ISSN 0952-1909

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Abstract

This speculative essay is prompted by the formal characteristics of contemporary debates over the progress of medicine, namely their oscillation between claims about ever greater possibilities and dire warnings about threats to fundamental human values, and by a troublesome, yet resonant, phase from Nikolas Rose's reflections on contemporary governmental mechanisms. It seeks to push the terms medicine, state and market to their conceptual limit, and raise question thereby about what might be the most appropriate comportment towards these debates.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Historical Sociology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > History
ID Code: 1787
Deposited By: Dr Paolo Palladino
Deposited On: 25 Feb 2008 08:54
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2014 20:22
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/1787

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