Sociology of Diagnosis

Sociology of Diagnosis

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This is the only book to provide a comprehensive introduction to the sociology of diagnosis through original theoretical and empirical work by established and emerging scholars and, as such, it is poised to become a touchstone volume. Sixteen articles are presented across four sections. 'Power and the Politics of Diagnosis' explores diagnosis as a process of definition that includes: labeling dynamics between 'diagnoser' and diagnosed; boundary struggles between diverse constituents a€“ both among medical practioners and between medical authorities and others (such as lay persons, legal, religious, and/or governmental agents); and the symbolic and material interests behind contested diagnoses. 'Identity, Experience, and Action' analyzes the impact of diagnosis on individual identity and illness experience, diagnosis as a basis for collective identity, and social action in relation to diagnoses. 'Diagnosis and Social Control' considers the role of diagnosis in norm enforcement and the production of moral boundaries and social standards, and diagnosis in relation to medicalization. 'Nosological Dynamics' explores diagnoses as socio-politico entities embedded in social relations.Although transgender has been used in various ways since its creation by Virginia Prince in 1987, for the purpose of this ... Similar examples of male transvestite shamans can be found in a variety of drawings and stories from different eras.

Title:Sociology of Diagnosis
Author: P. J. McGann, David J. Hutson, Barbara Katz Rothman
Publisher:Emerald Group Publishing - 2011-08-03

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