The body in medical culture explores how the body functions within medical culture and examines the metaphors and models of the body used to understand medical phenomena including disease diagnostic practices wellness anatomy surgery and medical research scholars from a wide range of disciplines engage representations of bodies . Body culture studies describe and compare bodily practice in the larger context of culture and society ie in the tradition of anthropology history and sociology as body culture studies analyse culture and society in terms of human bodily practices they are sometimes viewed as a form of materialist phenomenology. This video is unavailable watch queue queue watch queue queue. Body has become a problem for linguistic cultural and social analysis this inclusion of the body in sociological inquiry can be regarded as a critical and reflective response to the social changes which have brought the body to the forefront of contemporary struggle and debate its. This new edition of medicine as culture is a welcome updating of a text that has become a mainstay of the medical sociologists library providing a clear statement of the emergence and role of medicine in cultural contexts deborah lupton offers excellent summaries and comparisons of the major theoretical perspectives that illuminate our understanding of illness the body and its social care
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