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- DescriptionSince the naming of hepatitis C in 1989, kwledge about the disease has grown exponentially. So too, however, has the stigma with which it is linked. Associated with injecting drug use and tainted blood scandals, hepatitis C inspires fear and blame. Making Disease, Making Citizens takes a timely look at the disease, those directly affected by it and its social and cultural implications. Drawing on personal interviews and a range of textual sources, the book presents a scholarly and engaging analysis of a newly identified and highly controversial disease and its relationship to philosophies of health, risk and harm in the West. It maps the social and medical negotiations taking place around the disease, shedding light on the ways these negotiations are also co-producing new selves. Adopting a feminist science and techlogy studies approach, this theoretically sophisticated, empirically informed analysis of the social construction of disease and the philosophy of health will appeal to those with interests in the sociology of health and medicine, health communication and harm reduction, and science and techlogy studies.
- Author BiographyAssociate Professor Suzanne Fraser is head of the Social Studies of Addiction Concepts research program at the National Drug Research Institute (Melbourne office), Curtin University, Australia. Kate Seear is a Senior Lecturer at Monash University and an adjunct in the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and author of The Makings of a Modern Epidemic.
- Author(s)Kate Seear,Suzanne Fraser
- PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd
- Date of Publication28/11/2011
- SubjectMedicine: General
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintAshgate Publishing Limited
- Content NoteIncludes 3 b&w illustrations
- Weight478 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine11 mm
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