The social construction of normality
200 Seiten, Gebunden, Format (B × H): 156 mm x 234 mm, Gewicht: 442 g
Reihe: Critical Studies in Health and Society
Lauritzen / Hyden Medical Technologies and the Life WorldAlthough the use of new health technologies in healthcare and medicine is generally seen as beneficial, there has been little analysis of the impact of such technologies on people’s lives and understandings of health and illness. This ground-breaking book explores how new technologies not only provide hope for cure and well-being, but also introduce new ethical dilemmas and raise questions about the 'natural' body.
Focusing on the ways new health technologies intervene into our lives and affect our ideas about normalcy, the body and identity,Medical Technologies and the Life Worldexplores:
how new health technologies are understood by lay people and patients
how the outcomes of these technologies are communicated in various clinical settings
how these technologies can alter our notions of health and illness and create ‘new illness’.
Written by authors with differing backgrounds in phenomenology, social psychology, social anthropology, communication studies and the nursing sciences, this sensational text is essential reading for students and academics of medical sociology, health and allied studies, and anyone with an interest in new health technologies.
Weitere Infos & Material
Chapter 1 Medical technologies, the lifeworld and normality: An introduction
Sonja Olin Lauritzen & Lars-Christer Hydén
Chapter 2 Learning to talk and talking about talk:
Professional identity and communicative technology
Lars-Christer Hydén & Antje Lumma
Chapter 3 What’s in a Pap smear?
Biology, culture, technology and self in the cytology laboratory
Chapter 4 Gyneacologists and geneticists as storytellers:
Disease, choice and normality as the fabric of narratives on
pre-implantation genetic diagnosis
Chapter 5 The normal baby-to-be:
Lay and professional negotiations of the ultrasound image
Chapter 6 A normal pregnancy?
Women’s experiences of being at high risk after ultrasound
screening for Down syndrome
Sonja Olin Lauritzen, Susanne Georgsson Öhman & Sissel Saltvedt
Chapter 7 Imaging technology and the detection of ‘cold aneurysms’:
Illness narratives on the Internet
Chapter 8 Phenomenology listens to Prozac:
Analyzing the SSRI revolution