Introduction: Theory, Theorists And The Sociology Of Health 1. Foucault, Health And Healthcare 2. Consuming Bodies: Zygmunt Bauman On The Difference Between Fitness And Health 3. Jurgen Habermas: Politics And Morality In Health And Medicine 4. Luhmann's Social Systems Theory, Health And Illness 5. Bourdieu And The Impact Of Health And Illness In The Lifeworld 6. Merleau-Ponty, Medicine And The Body 7. World System Theory And The Epidemiological Transition 8. Archer, Morphogenesis And The Role Of Agency In The Sociology Of Health Inequalities 9. Deleuze And Guattari 10. Health And Medicine In The Information Age: Castells, Informational Capitalism And The Network Society
Graham Scambler is Professor of Medical Sociology at University College London, UK.
'A well-crafted account of the work of several contemporary theorists in sociology in relation to their relevance for medical sociology. It has the potential to be highly influential in stimulating new insights and uses of the work of theorists sometimes overlooked in medical sociology' -- William C. Cockerham, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA