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Understanding Differentiation of Health in Late Modernity by Use of Sociological Systems Theory

  • Jürgen M. Pelikan

Abstract

To understand health as a social phenomenon in history, especially in modernity or in present late modernity, a refined conceptual framework of human health is needed. Such a framework, or even better, a model or a theory identifies defining and differentiating states, conditions and determinants of health as well as provides a foundation for practical applications to intervene into the production of health.

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Function System Modern Society Living System Binary Code Positive Health 
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