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Sociologies of Disability and Illness

Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology

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Pages: 224

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Paperback - 9781403936370

15 April 2007

$51.99

Hardcover - 9781403936363

15 May 2007

$152.99

Ebook - 9781137020154

11 May 2007

$49.99

Ebook - 9781137020192

16 September 2017

$41.99

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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...

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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.

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Original and cutting edge critique
Clear explanation of the differences and similarities between medical sociology and disability studies
Use of appropriate and varied case studies to illustrate theory

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?.
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CAROL THOMAS is Reader in Sociology at the Institute for Health 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).

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CAROL THOMAS is Reader in Sociology at the Institute for Health 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).

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