Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd (September 23, 1994)
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Deborah Lupton offers a vast assessment of how drugs is skilled, perceived and socially developed in western societies. She cogently hyperlinks different theoretical views informing scholarship and study directed in the direction of realizing the socio-cultural dimensions of drugs, sickness and the physique on the finish of the 20th century. Key issues tested comprise: socio-theoretical and feminist views of medication; cultural representations of disease and disorder; the language and visible imagery of medication, ailment and affliction; and the improvement of the `patient' and kinfolk of energy within the doctor-patient dating.