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.
|Number of pages||13|
|Journal||Health (United Kingdom)|
|Early online date||15 Nov 2015|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2016|