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Illness Behaviour — A Political Analysis

  • Irving Zola

Abstract

This chapter examines the nature of medicine and the political context of the terms “health” and “illness”. More specifically, issues of power will be addressed. Power will be illustrated on the macro level by the phenomenon of medicalization and on the micro by the encounter between health-care provider and patient.

Keywords

Social Control Primary Breast Cancer Medical Encounter Illness Behaviour Political Analysis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Zola
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SociologyBrandeis UniversityUSA

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