Health, culture and society : conceptual legacies and contemporary applications

Ettorre, Elizabeth and Annandale, Ellen and Hildebrand, Vanessa and Porroche-Escudero, Ana and Katz Rothman, Barbara (2017) Health, culture and society : conceptual legacies and contemporary applications. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. ISBN 9783319607856

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This book traces the history of formative, enduring concepts, foundational in the development of the health disciplines. It explores existing literature, and subsequent contested applications. Feminist legacies are discussed with a clear message that early sociological and anthropological theories and debates remain valuable to scholars today. Chapters cover historical events and cultural practices from the standpoint of ‘difference’; formulate theories about the emergence of social issues and problems and discuss health and illness in light of cultural values and practices, social conditions, embodiment and emotions. This collection will be of great value to scholars of biomedicine, health and gender.

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