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
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.
|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|