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The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders, Peter Conrad

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The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders
Title
The medicalization of society
Title remainder
on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders
Statement of responsibility
Peter Conrad
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Over the past half-century, the social terrain of health and illness has been transformed. What were once considered normal human events and common human problems -- birth, aging, menopause, alcoholism, and obesity -- are now viewed as medical conditions. For better or worse, medicine increasingly permeates aspects of daily life. Building on more than three decades of research, Peter Conrad explores the changing forces behind this trend with case studies of short stature, social anxiety, "male menopause," erectile dysfunction, adult ADHD, and sexual orientation. He examines the emergence of and changes in medicalization, the consequences of the expanding medical domain, and the implications for health and society. He finds in recent developments -- such as the growing number of possible diagnoses and biomedical enhancements -- the future direction of medicalization
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conrad, Peter
Dewey number
362.1
Index
index present
LC call number
RA418
LC item number
.C686 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2007 F-975
  • WA 31
NLM item number
C754m 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Medicalization
  • Sociology, Medical
  • Médecine sociale
  • Médecine sociale
  • Social medicine
  • Krankheitsbegriff
  • Medizin
  • Medizinsoziologie
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Wissenschaftlich-technischer Fortschritt
  • Medizin
  • Wissenschaftlich-technischer Fortschritt
  • Krankheitsbegriff
  • Sozialer Wandel
  • Medizinsoziologie
  • Socialmedicin
  • Medicinsk sociologi
  • Läkemedelsterapi
Label
The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders, Peter Conrad
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-196) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicalization : context, characteristics, and changes -- Extension : men and the medicalization of andropause, baldness, and erectile dysfunction -- Expansion : from hyperactive children to adult ADHD -- Enhancement : human growth hormone and the temptations of biomedical enhancement -- Continuity : homosexuality and the potential for remedicalization -- Measuring medicalization : categories, numbers, and treatment -- The shifting engines of medicalization -- Medicalization and its discontents
Control code
ocm72774268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 204 p.
Isbn
9780801885846
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006033235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o72774268
  • (OCoLC)72774268
Label
The medicalization of society : on the transformation of human conditions into treatable disorders, Peter Conrad
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [171]-196) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Medicalization : context, characteristics, and changes -- Extension : men and the medicalization of andropause, baldness, and erectile dysfunction -- Expansion : from hyperactive children to adult ADHD -- Enhancement : human growth hormone and the temptations of biomedical enhancement -- Continuity : homosexuality and the potential for remedicalization -- Measuring medicalization : categories, numbers, and treatment -- The shifting engines of medicalization -- Medicalization and its discontents
Control code
ocm72774268
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 204 p.
Isbn
9780801885846
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2006033235
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o72774268
  • (OCoLC)72774268

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