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Health studies : a critical and cross-cultural reader / edited by Colin Samson.

By: Samson, Colin
Language: English Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell Publishers, 1999.Description: xi, 377p. : ill. ; 25cm.ISBN: 0631201904
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Includes bibl. references. - Contents: I, Biomedicine and the body. Biomedicine and the body / C. Samson; Spaces and classes / Michel Foucault; Natural facts: a historical perspective on science and sexuality / L.J. Jordanova; Artificiality and enlightenment / P. Rabinow; II, Disease and the self. Human contact in life-theatening environments / J.J. Lynch; Cancer and the self / Roger Levin; Illness as metaphor and AIDS and its metaphors / Susan Sontag; Holistic medicine / F. Frohock; III, The physician and the patient. The last hippie / Oliver Sacks; The body as territory and as wonder / Arthur W. Frank; Myalgic encephalomyelitis and the medical encounter / Lesley Cooper; A fortunate man / John Berger; IV, Creating sickness. Results of industrialisation / F. Engels; Rats' tails and trypanosomes: nature and culture in early colonial medicine / Megan Vaughan; Yuuyuraq: the way of the human being / Harold Napoleon; Nervoso: medicine, sickness and human needs / Nancy Scheper-Hughes.