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Public Health, Personal Health and Pills: Drug Entanglements and Pharmaceuticalised Governance

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Public Health, Personal Health and Pills: Drug Entanglements and Pharmaceuticalised Governance
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Public Health, Personal Health and Pills: Drug Entanglements and Pharmaceuticalised Governance

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(Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness) 1st Edition

by Kevin Dew (Author)

Public Health, Personal Health and Pills explores the processes and effects of the increasing governance of our lives through pharmaceuticals, looking at the moral, interactional, social and political forces that shape our use of them. It demonstrates the ways in which social relationships and identities are developed, sustained and transformed through medication use.

Building on the extensive medicalisation of health literature, and the more recent concept of pharmaceuticalisation, this pioneering book is firmly based on empirical research and sociological theory. It brings together macro considerations of trends in pharmaceutical consumption, regulation and policy, micro considerations of the decision-making and the negotiation of medication use in homes and clinics, and an institutional analysis of the role of drug monitoring agencies, drug subsidising agencies, drug trial methodologies and the media.

This book is a contribution to a burgeoning sociological interest in medication use, and will be of interest to a multidisciplinary audience of scholars and students of sociology, science and technology studies, pharmacy and health studies.

Year:
2019
Pages:
197
Language:
English
Format:
PDF
Size:
2 MB
ISBN-10:
1138229385
ISBN-13:
978-1138229389
ASIN:
B07FXF4Z6M