The study of health and medicine is no exception and his influence is so
profound here that we cannot think of a great many topics without some reliance
on his work. Foucault's approach has opened up new lines of enquiry, crossed ...
Author: Robin Bunton
The reception of Michel Foucault's work in the social sciences and humanities has been phenomenal. Foucault's concepts and methodology have encouraged new approaches to old problems and opened up new lines of enquiry. This book assesses the contribution of Foucault's work to research and thinking in the area of health and medicine, and shows how key researchers in the sociology of health and illness are currently engaging with his ideas. Foucault, Health and Medicine explores such important issues as: Foucault's concept of 'discourse', the critique of the 'medicalization' thesis, the analysis of the body and the self, Foucault's concept of 'bio-power' in the analysis of health education, the implications of Foucault's ideas for feminist research on embodiment and gendered subjectivities, the application of Foucault's notion of governmentality to the analysis of health policy, health promotion, and the consumption of health. Foucault, Health and Medicine offers a `state of the art' overview of Foucaldian scholarship in the area of health and medicine. It will provide a key reference for both students and researchers working in the areas of medical sociology, health policy, health promotion and feminist studies.
Foucault assumes that the development of medicoadministrative knowledge,
which treats society in terms of health and sickness, represents the germinal
condition for the emergence of sociology in the nineteenth century.” Modern
Author: Thomas Lemke
Publisher: Verso Trade
Tracking the development of Foucault's key concepts Lemke offers the most comprehensive and systematic account of Michel Foucault's work on power and government from 1970 until his death in 1984. He convincingly argues, using material that has only partly been translated into English, that Foucault's concern with ethics and forms of subjectivation is always already integrated into his political concerns and his analytics of power. The book also shows how the concept of government was taken up in different lines of research in France before it gave rise to "governmentality studies" in the Anglophone world. A Critique of Political Reason provides a clear and well-structured exposition that is theoretically challenging but also accessible for a wider audience. Thus, the book can beread both as an original examination of Foucault's concept of government and as a general introduction to his "genealogy of power".
284 – 326 . Foucault , M . ( 1967 ) Madness and Civilization : A History of Insanity
in the Age of Reason . London : Tavistock . Foucault , M . ( 1975 ) The Birth of the
Clinic : an Archaeology of Medical Perception . New York , NY : Vintage Books .
Author: Deborah Lupton
Publisher: Sage Publications Limited
This edition provides a broad overview of the way medicine is experienced, perceived and socially constructed in Western societies.
Technological advances, evidence-based medicine, and the electronic health
record have reorganized medical ... I situate the nature of contemporary medical
authority within a neo-Foucauldian framework that conceptualizes power as ...
Author: Kelly Underman
Publisher: NYU Press
The emotional and social components of teaching medical students to be good doctors The pelvic exam is considered a fundamental procedure for medical students to learn; it is also often the one of the first times where medical students are required to touch a real human being in a professional manner. In Feeling Medicine, Kelly Underman gives us a look inside these gynecological teaching programs, showing how they embody the tension between scientific thought and human emotion in medical education. Drawing on interviews with medical students, faculty, and the people who use their own bodies to teach this exam, Underman offers the first in-depth examination of this essential, but seldom discussed, aspect of medical education. Through studying, teaching, and learning about the pelvic exam, she contrasts the technical and emotional dimensions of learning to be a physician. Ultimately, Feeling Medicine explores what it means to be a good doctor in the twenty-first century, particularly in an era of corporatized healthcare.
The intention was therapeutic within the medical definitions of the time. This is
one of the fundamental departures in Foucault's work. In it, it is difficult to find any
recognition of the possibility of a humanitarian impulse. I may be guilty here of ...
Author: Cummins, Ian
Publisher: Policy Press
This critical interdisciplinary study charts the modern history of mental health services, reflects upon the evolution of care in communities and considers the most effective policies and practices for the future. Starting with the development of community care in the 1960s, Cummins explores the political, economic and bureaucratic factors behind the changes and crises in mental health social care since, returning to those roots to identify progressive principles that can pave a sustainable pathway forward. This is a ground-breaking contribution to debates about the role, values and future of community care and is vital reading for students, teachers and researchers in the field of social work and mental health.
Armstrong , D . ( 1997 ) ' Foucault and the sociology of health and illness : A
prismatic reading ' , in Petersen , A . and Bunton , R . ( eds ) , Foucault , Health
and Medicine , London : Routledge . Ballinger , C . ( 1999 ) ' Falls and falling as ...
Author: Linda Finlay
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
This practical text addresses a gap in the literature by mapping the links between philosophy, research method and practice in an accessible, readable way. It offers guidance to allied health professionals – increasingly involved in research as the emphasis grows on evidence-based practice – on how to engage in meaningful, good quality qualitative research. To help researchers take on this challenge, the book: highlights some of the choices involved in carrying out qualitative research offers a wide range of practical examples to show how different ways of doing qualitative research can be managed critically examines a variety of qualitative research methodologies of particular interest to allied health professionals clarifies the links between epistemology, methodology and method. The book is structured in three parts. Part I sensitises readers to the complex issues which challenge qualitative researchers at the planning stage of their projects. In Part II, the challenge of using different methodologies is critically explored by fifteen authors, who describe their individual research experiences. Part III examines the choices researchers make when they evaluate and present research.
In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance.
Author: Michel Foucault
In this remarkable book Michel Foucault, one of the most influential thinkers of recent times, calls us to look critically at specific historical events in order to uncover new layers of significance. In doing so, he challenges our assumptions not only about history, but also about the nature of language and reason, even of truth. The scope of such an undertaking is vast, but by means of his uniquely engaging narrative style, Foucault’s penetrating gaze is skilfully able to confront our own. After reading his words our perceptions are never quite the same again.
Green , A.R. and Goodwin , G.M. ( 1996 ) ' Ecstasy and neuro - degeneration ' ,
British Medical Journal , 312 : 1493–4 . ... surveillance and hormone replacement
therapy ' , in Petersen A. and Bunton , R. ( eds ) Foucault , Health and Medicine .
Author: Nicholas J. Fox
Publisher: Free Assn Books
Beyond Health applies post-structuralist and postmodern ideas to issues of health and health care to provide a radical re-think of how health is to be understood. It offers a perspective in which health is seen as an affirmation of potential rather than as a narrow biopsychosocial construct. The author develops his notion of arche-health and in so doing provides a lucid account of a wide range of post-structuralist and postmodern theoretical perspectives and their relevance to the field of health. This text explains complex ideas so even a reader with no previous background in the topic can grasp it. In each chapter the author explains and applies a selection of theoretical perspectives.
Foucault , Crise de la médicine , in Dits et écrits , 43 . 43 . In his first two books ,
Folie et déraison , and La naissance de la clinic , Foucault directly considers the
formative role that medical knowledge and institutions play in the constitution of ...
Author: Ed Cohen
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
DIVA science studies text that reveals the legal and political origins of the concept of immunity/div
Fox , N . ( 1997 ) Is there life after Foucault ? Texts , frames and differends , in A .
Peterson and R . Bunton ( eds ) Foucault , Health and Medicine . London :
Routledge . Fox , N . ( 1998a ) The promise of postmodernism for the sociology of
Author: Graham Scambler
Publisher: Open University Press
* How have health, illness and medicine been affected by social change? * What are the implications of disorganized capitalism, neo-liberalism and the 'Third Way' for health and healing? * How important are class, gender and ethnic relations for health care reforms and the distribution of health? Health and Social Change offers a clear and incisive examination of the social changes that have affected capitalist societies, and their ramifications for health and for systems of healing. It reviews the major paradigms of medical sociology and considers theories of the 'postmodern turn'. The author draws on critical realism and critical theory to demonstrate the significance of the shift from organized to disorganized capitalism for health care reform, in particular in Britain and the USA; for the present widening of health inequalities; and for people's use of popular, folk and professional forms of healing. He goes on to examine the role of a critical sociology and its necessary relationship to civil society and deliberative democracy. The result is an engaging and thought-provoking text for students, researchers and professionals interested in health and social change.
B . Health and Empowerment Foucault ' s work on the genealogy of the right to
health cites the Beveridge Plan of 1942 ... and assuming that the normal
corresponds to the procedures of positivist science and medicine , it is naive to
Author: Michael D. A. Freeman
Publisher: Current Legal Issues
Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems, is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year, leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Bioethics, the latest volume in the Current Legal Issues series, contains a broad range of essays by scholars interested in the interactions between law and bioethics. It includes studies examining the regulation of stem cell research, human rights and bioethics, the regulation of reproductive technologies, and distributive justice in healthcare and pandemic planning.
Bloomington , IN : Indiana University Press . Finerman , R. and Bennett , L.A. (
1995 ) Guilt blame and shame : responsibility in health and sickness . Social
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Author: Stuart McClean
Talks about Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in Western societies.
Health Policy , 44 , 57-72 . Ameri A. ( 1998 ) On the art of spacing . Semiotica 121
, 3/41 , 283-301 . Armstrong D. ( 1994 ) Bodies of knowledge / knowledge of
bodies in C. Jones and R. Porter ( eds ) . Reassessing Foucault : Power ,
Author: Jessica Corner
Publisher: Stationery Office Books (TSO)
The purpose of this monograph is to explore the experience of health care and examine why its practices exclude the sense of a patient being cared for as a person. This exclusion that has arisen because our medical tradition treats personal experience as unnecessary and the professions have staked out their territories in a way that regards personal care as a lower status activity. The author wants a system that acknowledges personal experiences and actively harnesses them so that people maintain greater control over their health and illness.
Dickens , B . ( 1994 ) ' Medical consent legislation in Ontario ' , Medical Law
Review , vol . ... Eckermann , L . ( 1997 ) ' Foucault , embodiment and gendered
subjectives : The case of voluntary self - starvation ' , in A . Peterson and R .
Author: Peter Bartlett
Examining the legal structure of the mental health system, this book explains the legal principles. It places them in the context of their practical application, the realities of patient life, and the complexities of organising care.
... and subtle histories of colonial medicine , public health , and biopolitics , and it
is essential to recognize the intellectual ... classique ( Paris : Gallimard , 1972 ) ;
Foucault , The Birth of the Clinic : An Archaeology of Medical Perception , trans .
Includes the Transactions of the 15th- annual meetings of the American Association of the History of Medicine, 1939-