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Author Jutel, Annemarie

Title Putting a name to it : diagnosis in contemporary society / Annemarie Goldstein Jutel ; foreword by Peter Conrad

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2011]
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2011]
 CCRI-Lincoln  RA418 .J88 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  RA418 .J88 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvii, 175 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Contents Introduction: what's in a name? -- A place for a sociology of diagnosis? -- An avenue for understanding -- Lumping or splitting: classification in medical diagnosis -- The aims of classification -- Classification of diseases -- Classification systems -- Revealing classificatory politics in diagnosis -- Social framing and diagnosis: corpulence and fetal death -- Corpulence -- Fetal death -- Frame and be framed -- What's wrong with me? diagnosis and the patient-doctor relationship -- Illness and disease -- Medical authority -- Changing roles in diagnosis -- What next? -- Beyond our ken? contested diagnoses and the medically unexplained -- Medically unexplained symptoms -- Discovery of disease -- Whose diagnosis? -- Splitting from diagnosis -- Driving diagnosis: peddlers and pushers -- Engines of diagnosis -- Female hypoactive sexual desire disorder -- Discussion -- "There is nothing so small as to escape our inquiry": technologies of diagnosis -- Technology and diagnostic categories -- Technology and the diagnostic process -- Screening -- Hope -- Conclusion: directions for the sociology of diagnosis -- Creation -- Application -- Allocation -- Exploitation -- Moving forward
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [149]-170) and index
LC subject Social medicine
Diagnosis -- Social aspects
Mesh Subject Diagnosis
Social Conditions
Sociology, Medical
ISBN 9781421400679 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1421400677 (hardcover : alk. paper)