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Reimagining (bio)medicalization, pharmaceuticals and genetics : old critiques and new engagements

Author: Susan E Bell; Anne E Figert
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2015.
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In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is changing and the potential shapes it will take in the future. They develop the argument that medicalization, biomedicalization,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version:
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Bell; Anne E Figert
ISBN: 9781138793705 1138793701 9781138793712 113879371X
OCLC Number: 892043100
Description: xi, 274 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : outlining old critiques and new engagements / Susan E. Bell and Anne E. Figert --
Moving sideways and forging ahead : re-imagining izations in the 21st century / Susan E. Bell and Anne E. Figert --
A new biopolitics of gender and health? : Gender-specific medicine and pharmaceuticalization / Ellen Annandale and Anne Hammarström --
Reimagining race and ancestry : biomedicalizing difference in post-genomic subjects / Janet K. Shim, Katherine Weatherford Darling, Sara L. Ackerman, Sandra Soo-Jin Lee, Robert A. Hiatt --
Commentary and reflections : on stratification and complexity / Rebecca Herzig --
Vital objects : essential drugs and their critical legacies / Jeremy Greene --
The drug swallowers : scientific sovereignty and pharmaceuticalization in two international drug donation programs / Ari Samsky --
Pharmaceutical technologies and the management of biological citizens in Chile / Courtney Cuthbertson --
Commentary and reflection : the ongoing construction of pharmaceutical regimes / Matthew Archibald --
Biomedicalization and the new science of race / Catherine Bliss --
Racial destiny or dexterity? : The global circulation of genomics as an empowerment idiom / Ruha Benjamin --
Beyond geneticization : regimes of perceptibility and the social determinants of health / Sara Shostak and Margot Moinester --
Commentary and reflections : the lure of the gene / David Hecht --
Epilogue : mapping the bio-medicalized world for justice / Susan Reverby.
Responsibility: edited by Susan E. Bell & Anne E. Figert.

Abstract:

In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is changing and the potential shapes it will take in the future. They develop the argument that medicalization, biomedicalization, pharmaceuticalization and geneticization are related and coevolving processes, present throughout the globe.
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Technoscience is transforming contemporary health and medicine from the inside out, producing distinctive new processes---biomedicalization, geneticization and pharmaceuticalization. This volume Read more...

 
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