Health sociology from post-structuralism to the new materialisms

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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

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