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

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Macmillan International Higher Education, 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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Contents

Acknowledgements
1
PART TWO CONTESTED TERRAIN
4
Lost and Found
120
Experiencing Disability Chronic
154
Towards a Sociology of Disability?
178
References
186
Index
205
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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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