Table of contents
The Structural-Functionalist Paradigm: Illness as Social Role and Motivated Deviance
The Interactionist Paradigm: Illness as Professional Construction
The Phenomenological Paradigm: Illness as Intersubjectively Constructed Reality
The Conflict-Theory Paradigm: Illness as Failure of Resources and Ideological Construct
About this book
In this book, Uta Gerhardt maintains that the sociological definition of deviance as disease has, at its roots, a political connotation. She traces how the four schools of mid- and late-twentieth century sociology have dealt with the idea of illness from structural functionalism through interactionism and phenomenology to conflict theory.
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