Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)

5 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781138938250: Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to suffering in any healing system. Social scientific studies of medicalization and the production of medical knowledge have revealed tremendous controversy within, and factitiousness at the outer parameters of, diagnosable conditions. Yet the ethnographically rich and theoretically complex history of such studies has not yet congealed into a coherent structural critique of the process and broader implications of diagnosis. This volume meets that challenge, directing attention to three distinctive realms of diagnostic conflict: in the role of diagnosis to grant access to care, in processes of medicalization and resistance, and in the transforming and transformative position of diagnosis for 21st-century global health. Smith-Morris’s framework repositions diagnosis as central to critical global health inquiry. The collected authors question specific diagnoses (e.g., Lyme disease, Parkinson's, andropause, psychosis) as well as the structural and epistemological factors behind a disease’s naming and experience.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Carolyn Smith-Morris is a medical anthropologist and Associate Professor at Southern Methodist University.

Review:

"Diagnostic Controversy provides a diverse and intriguing window into the 'diagnostic moment,' when clinicians provide and patients learn what disease they have. In the vein of Latour and Woolgar’s Laboratory Life, the authors provide an anthropology of knowledge about how diagnoses are constructed and how what is often presented as a medico-technical enterprise is suffused with cultural, social, political and economic influences. The broad set of case studies in this book, edited by Carolyn Smith-Morris, provide rich examples from a range of disease categories, not only psychiatric diagnoses that have been a major critical focus of medical anthropologists. The book interrogates a central question in medical anthropology about the boundaries between the normal and the abnormal, introduced to the field by Ruth Benedict in 1934. The book provides new directions in 'critical studies of biomedical praxis' that both informs the field in new ways about the process of diagnosis and provides a framework for on-going interrogation of medical diagnosis as a highly social and cultural practice, even as medical science further emphasizes the biological and genetic bases of disease."

- Peter J. Guarnaccia, Professor, Department of Human Ecology, Cook College and Investigator, Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, Rutgers University

"This groundbreaking book challenges the assumption central to global health efforts that prioritizes standardization of diagnoses, to impose uniformity and promote regulation across geographical and social boundaries. The authors explore the production and negotiation of diagnoses, and argue powerfully that diagnoses are not objective entities but rather are constituted and renegotiated by processes that are not value-neutral. Rich case studies demonstrate strategies of knowing, the emergence of new diagnoses in particular social contexts, and the personal, professional, epidemiological and financial interests that generate diagnostic controversies and contested power relations. This volume is compelling in its argument that diagnosis is less authoritative than uncertain, subject to resistance as well as accommodation. This is the most innovative work on diagnosis as a construct and its implications for healing praxis since the early 1980s and one that is destined to become a classic in medical anthropology."

-Carolyn Sargent, Professor, Sociocultural Anthropology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Washington University in St. Louis

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 160.00
US$ 130.20

Convert currency

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780815346555: Diagnostic Controversy: Cultural Perspectives on Competing Knowledge in Healthcare (Routledge Studies in Anthropology)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0815346557 ISBN 13:  9780815346555
Publisher: Routledge, 2017
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books Puddle
(New York, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 304. Seller Inventory # 26372459398

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 130.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to suffering in any healing system. Social scientific studies of medicalization and the production of medical knowledge have revealed tremendous controversy within, and factitiousness at the outer parameters of, diagnosable conditions. Yet the ethnographically rich and theoretically complex history of such studies has not yet congealed into a coherent structural critique of the process and broader implications of diagnosis. This volume meets that challenge, directing attention to three distinctive realms of diagnostic conflict: in the role of diagnosis to grant access to care, in processes of medicalization and resistance, and in the transforming and transformative position of diagnosis for 21st-century global health. Smith-Morris's framework repositions diagnosis as central to critical global health inquiry. The collected authors question specific diagnoses (e.g., Lyme disease, Parkinson's, andropause, psychosis) as well as the structural and epistemological factors behind a disease's naming and experience. Seller Inventory # LHB9781138938250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 150.51
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. pp. 304. Seller Inventory # 373618777

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 144.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.26
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Smith-Morris, Caroly
Published by Routledge
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge. Condition: BRAND NEW. - This title is now printed on demand - please allow added time for shipment! A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Veteran Owned Bookshop in business since 1992!. Seller Inventory # 3441983

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 158.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1138938254

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 170.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.27
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Carolyn Smith-Morris
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
University Bookstore
(DELHI, DELHI, India)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Condition: New. This is Brand New. Seller Inventory # Manohar-23032019-14567

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 166.94
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.18
From India to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Carolyn Smith-Morris
Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. HRD. Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 4 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IQ-9781138938250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 168.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.89
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

SMITH-MORRIS, CAROLYN
Published by Routledge (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge, 2015. Hardback. Condition: NEW. 9781138938250 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Seller Inventory # HTANDREE0959835

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 179.55
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 10.57
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Carolyn Smith-Morris
Published by Routledge 2015-09-18 (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Routledge 2015-09-18, 2015. Condition: New. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Seller Inventory # NU-TNFPD-00035049

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 153.75
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 39.62
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom (2015)
ISBN 10: 1138938254 ISBN 13: 9781138938250
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Taylor & Francis Ltd, United Kingdom, 2015. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. This collection is dedicated to the diagnostic moment and its unrivaled influence on encompassment and exclusion in health care. Diagnosis is seen as both an expression and a vehicle of biomedical hegemony, yet it is also a necessary and speculative tool for the identification of and response to suffering in any healing system. Social scientific studies of medicalization and the production of medical knowledge have revealed tremendous controversy within, and factitiousness at the outer parameters of, diagnosable conditions. Yet the ethnographically rich and theoretically complex history of such studies has not yet congealed into a coherent structural critique of the process and broader implications of diagnosis. This volume meets that challenge, directing attention to three distinctive realms of diagnostic conflict: in the role of diagnosis to grant access to care, in processes of medicalization and resistance, and in the transforming and transformative position of diagnosis for 21st-century global health. Smith-Morris's framework repositions diagnosis as central to critical global health inquiry. The collected authors question specific diagnoses (e.g., Lyme disease, Parkinson's, andropause, psychosis) as well as the structural and epistemological factors behind a disease's naming and experience. Seller Inventory # APC9781138938250

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 198.38
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book