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Biomedicalization Technoscience, Health, and Illness in the U. S

ISBN-10: 0822345706
ISBN-13: 9780822345701
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 8/31/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.804
Language: English

Adele E. Clarke is Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco. Trained by Anselm Strauss, she has been using and teaching grounded theory since 1980. Her primary research areas are historical and contemporary sociology of biomedical sciences and technologies (especially reproductive sciences and contraceptive technologies), biomedicalization studies, qualitative research methodologies, and feminist women's health and technoscience studies. She is the author of Disciplining Reproduction: American Life Scientists and the 'Problem of Sex' (University of California Press, 1998). She co-edited The Right Tools for the Job: At Work in Twentieth Century Life Sciences (Princeton University Press, 1992). In women's health, Dr. Clarke co-edited Women's Health: Complexities and Diversities (Ohio State University Press, 1997) and Revisioning Women, Health and Healing: Cultural, Feminist and Technoscience Perspectives (Routledge, 1999). She is the co-editor of Biomedicalization: Technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S.(Duke University Press, 2010) and co-author of Developing Grounded Theory: The Second Generation (Left Coast Press, 2009). She serves as co-editor of BioSocieties: Interdisciplinary Journal for Social Studies of Life Sciences. In 2009 she received the Overall Excellence in Teaching Award from UCSF School of Nursing.

Laura Mamo is a Professor of Sociology at Univeristy of Maryland, who has made a career out of documenting people's experiences and ideas. She is a co-founder of Social Green, a non profit organization engaged in research, consulting and education. She lives in San Francisco, CA.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Biomedicalization / A Theoretical and Substantive Introduction
Theoretical and Historical Framings
Biomedicalization / Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine
Charting (Bio)Medicine and (Bio)Medicalization in the United States, 1890-Present
From the Rise of Medicine to Biomedicalization / U.S. Healthscapes and Iconography, circa 1890-Present
Gender and Medicalization and Biomedicalization Theories
Case Studies: Focus on Difference
Fertility, Inc. Consumption and Subjectification in U.S. Lesbian Reproductive Practices
The Body As Image / An Examination of the Economic and Political Dynamics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Construction of Difference
The Stratified Biomedicalization of Heart Disease / Expert and Lay Perspectives and Racial and Class Inequality
Marking Populations and Persons at Risk / Molecular Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Surrogate Markers and Surrogate Marketing in Biomedicine / The Regulatory Etiology and Commercial Progression of "Ethnic" Drug Development
Focus on Enhancement
The Making of Viagra / The Biomedicalization of Sexual Dysfunction
Bypassing Blame / Bariatric Surgery and the Case of Biomedical Failure
Breast Cancer Risk as Disease / Biomedicalizing Risk
Biopsychiatry and The Informatics of Diagnosis / Governing Mentalities
Epilogue / Thoughts on Biomedicalization in Its Transnational Travels
References
About the Contributors
Index

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