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The Emergence of E-Scaped Medicine

Nettleton, S. (2004) The Emergence of E-Scaped Medicine. Sociology: A Journal of the British Sociological Association, 38 (4). pp. 661-680. ISSN 0038-0385

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Abstract

This article asks the question, is it possible to decipher a new ‘medical cosmology’ that possesses an elective affinity with contemporary socio-technological changes? It tentatively answers in the positive and attempts to identify the parameters of a new medical cosmology that it terms e-scaped medicine.To discern the conceptual underpinnings of e-scaped medicine the article draws on De Mul’s theorization of the ‘informatization of the worldview’.The article elaborates on this thesis in relation to medicine’s prime object - the body - and to a number of medical practices that surround it.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: bodies; ICTs; information; medical knowledge
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Sociology (York)
Depositing User: York RAE Import
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2009 17:51
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2009 17:51
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0038038504045857
Status: Published
Publisher: Sage Publications
Identification Number: 10.1177/0038038504045857
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/7508

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