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The body in medical culture explores how the body functions within medical culture and examines the metaphors and models of the body used to understand medical phenomena including disease diagnostic practices wellness anatomy surgery and medical research scholars from a wide range of disciplines engage representations of bodies the body in medical culture elizabeth klaver as an object of scrutiny the medicalized body occupies center stage in the work of doctors nurses medical examiners and other medical professionals who mediate broader cultural understandings of the body in medical culture has 3 ratings and 0 reviews how do concepts and constructions of the body shape peoples experiences of agency and objectifimedicine as culture introduces students to a broad range of cross disciplinary theoretical perspectives using examples that emphasize bodies and visual images luptons core contrast between lay perspectives on illness and medical power is a useful beginning point for courses teaching health and notes on contributing authors philip hancock has taught the sociology of work and organizations at several uk universities he is a member of the caledonian university body and social theory research group and an associate member of

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