Sociologies of Disability and Illness: Contested Ideas in Disability Studies and Medical Sociology

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Macmillan Education UK, Apr 27, 2007 - Social Science - 224 pages
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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About the author (2007)

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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