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

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Preface; Acknowledgments Part I: Theoretical and Historical Framings 1. Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine / Adele E. Clarke, Janet K. Shim, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Ruth Fosket, and Jennifer R. Fishman; 2. Charting (Bio)Medicine and (Bio)Medicalization in the United States, 1890-Present / Adele E. Clarke, Jennifer Ruth Fosket, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim; 3. From the Rise of Medicine to Biomedicalization: U.S. Healthscapes and Iconography, circa 1890-Present / Adele E. Clarke; 4. Gender and Medicalization and Biomedicalization Theories / Elianne Riska Part II: Case Studies: Focus on Difference 5. Fertility, Inc.: Consumption and Subjectification in U.S. Lesbian Reproductive Practices / Laura Mamo; 6. The Body as Image: An Examination of the Economic and Political Dynamics of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Construction of Difference / Kelly Joyce; 7. The Stratified Biomedicalization of Heart Disease: Expert and Lay Perspectives on Racial and Class Inequality / Janet K. Shim; 8. Marking Populations and Persons at Risk: Molecular Epidemiology and Environmental Health / Sara Shostak; 9. Surrogate Markers and Surrogate Marketing in Biomedicine: The Regulatory Etiology and Commercial Progression of "Ethnic" Drug Development / Jonathan Kahn Part III: Focus on Enhancement 10. The Making of Viagra: The Biomedicalization of Sexual Dysfunction / Jennifer R. Fishman; 11. Bypassing Blame: Bariatric Surgery and the Case of Biomedical Failure / Natalie Boero; 12. Breast Cancer Risk as Disease: Biomedicalizing Risk / Jennifer Ruth Fosket; 13. Biopsychiatry and the Informatics of Diagnosis: Governing Mentalities / Jackie Orr Epilogue: Thoughts on Biomedicalization in Its Transnational Travels / Adele E. Clarke References; About the Contributors; Index
Collection of essays that considers the impact of biomedical technologies--MRI scans, assisted reproduction, and specialized drugs--on the social construction of gender.
Editiert von: Adele E. Clarke, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Ruth Fosket
Adele E. Clarke is Professor of Sociology and History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.Laura Mamo is Associate Professor at the Health Equity Institute for Research, Practice, and Policy at San Francisco State University.Jennifer Ruth Fosket is a principal and founder of Social Green, where she does research and writes on the intersections of health, the built environment, and sustainability.ennifer R. Fishman is Assistant Professor in the Social Studies of Medicine Department at McGill University.Janet K. Shim is Assistant Professor of Sociology in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Autor: Adele E. Clarke
ISBN-13 :: 9780822345534
ISBN: 0822345536
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.08.2010
Seiten: 512
Sprache: Englisch
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