Health sociology from post-structuralism to the new materialisms

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The article reviews the impact of post-structuralism and postmodern social theory upon health sociology during the past 20 years. It then addresses the emergence of new materialist perspectives, which to an extent build upon insights of post-structuralist concerning power, but mark a turn away from a textual or linguistic focus to address the range of materialities that affect health, illness and health care. I conclude by assessing the impact of these movements for health sociology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-74
Number of pages13
JournalHealth (United Kingdom)
Volume20
Issue number1
Early online date15 Nov 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

post-structuralism
Sociology
sociology
Health
health
Linguistics
illness
health care
linguistics
Delivery of Health Care

Cite this

@article{6d2f7f58becf49f09224dde35bae7313,
title = "Health sociology from post-structuralism to the new materialisms",
abstract = "The article reviews the impact of post-structuralism and postmodern social theory upon health sociology during the past 20 years. It then addresses the emergence of new materialist perspectives, which to an extent build upon insights of post-structuralist concerning power, but mark a turn away from a textual or linguistic focus to address the range of materialities that affect health, illness and health care. I conclude by assessing the impact of these movements for health sociology.",
keywords = "new materialism, post-structuralist, postmodernism, social theory",
author = "Fox, {Nick J.}",
year = "2016",
month = "1",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1177/1363459315615393",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "62--74",
journal = "Health (United Kingdom)",
issn = "1363-4593",
publisher = "Sage Publications Sage UK: London, England",
number = "1",

}

Health sociology from post-structuralism to the new materialisms. / Fox, Nick J.

In: Health (United Kingdom), Vol. 20, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 62-74.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Health sociology from post-structuralism to the new materialisms

AU - Fox, Nick J.

PY - 2016/1/1

Y1 - 2016/1/1

N2 - The article reviews the impact of post-structuralism and postmodern social theory upon health sociology during the past 20 years. It then addresses the emergence of new materialist perspectives, which to an extent build upon insights of post-structuralist concerning power, but mark a turn away from a textual or linguistic focus to address the range of materialities that affect health, illness and health care. I conclude by assessing the impact of these movements for health sociology.

AB - The article reviews the impact of post-structuralism and postmodern social theory upon health sociology during the past 20 years. It then addresses the emergence of new materialist perspectives, which to an extent build upon insights of post-structuralist concerning power, but mark a turn away from a textual or linguistic focus to address the range of materialities that affect health, illness and health care. I conclude by assessing the impact of these movements for health sociology.

KW - new materialism

KW - post-structuralist

KW - postmodernism

KW - social theory

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84953333230&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1177/1363459315615393

DO - 10.1177/1363459315615393

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 62

EP - 74

JO - Health (United Kingdom)

JF - Health (United Kingdom)

SN - 1363-4593

IS - 1

ER -