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New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions
 
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New Directions in the Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions
Assaults on the Lifeworld
 
 
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14 Apr 2010
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This collection uniquely brings together leading international scholars in medical sociology and disability theory to critically review the sociology of chronic and disabling conditions and disability studies.  Examining the ways which we define, live with, treat and contest the 'assaults on the lifeworld' occasioned by enduring illness and disability, this collection will prove indispensible to all those interested in cutting-edge, innovative scholarship in the field.


Description

This collection uniquely brings together leading international scholars in medical sociology and disability theory to critically review the sociology of chronic and disabling conditions and disability studies.  Examining the ways which we define, live with, treat and contest the 'assaults on the lifeworld' occasioned by enduring illness and disability, this collection will prove indispensible to all those interested in cutting-edge, innovative scholarship in the field.


Contents

Introduction: The Sociology of Chronic and Disabling Conditions; G.Scambler& S.Scambler
Studying the Experience of Chronic Illness Through Grounded Theory; K.Charmaz
Medical Sociology and Disability Theory; C.Thomas
'Beyond Models': Understanding the Complexity of Disabled People's Lives; T.Shakespeare& N.Watson
'Where the Biological Predominates': Habitus, Reflexivity and Capital Accrual within the Field of Batten Disease; S.Scambler& P.Newton
Discerning Biological, Psychological and Social Mechanisms in the Impact of Epilepsy on the Individual: A Framework and Exploration; G.Scambler, P.Afentouli& C.Selai
Retheorizing the Clinical Encounter: Normalization Processes and the Corporate Ecologies of Care; C.May
'Chronicity', Proto-Stories and the Doctor-Patient Relationship; A.Radley
Chronic Illness, Self-Management and the Rhetoric of Empowerment; M.Bury
Understanding Incapacity; G.Williams
The Biopolitics of Chronic Illness: Biology, Power and Personhood; S.Williams


Authors

GRAHAM SCAMBLER is Professor of Medical Sociology in the UCL Division of Population Health, University College London, UK. His research interests include health-related stigma, health inequalities, sex worker health and critical theory of health.
 
SASHA SCAMBLER lectures on ageing and oral health, chronic illness and disability theory at King's College London, UK.