Using Theory to Explore Health, Medicine and Society

Peter K. Kennedy, Carole Kennedy

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This book draws on a broad range of theoretical perspectives to bring to life social theories relating to health and illness. Using case studies it provides contrasting insights into the expanding jurisdiction of medicine over popular issues, including binge drinking, obesity, the prominence of therapy and the search for happiness.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherThe Policy Press
ISBN (Print)9781847424013
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


  • society
  • sociology
  • health
  • medicine


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