Patients in the New Economy: The "Sick Role" in a Time of Economic Discipline

Emke, Ivan (2002) Patients in the New Economy: The "Sick Role" in a Time of Economic Discipline. Animus, 7. pp. 1-13. ISSN 1209-0689

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Abstract

From the anonymous victim of epidemics as collective scourges, from the traditional image of the alienated and passive "patient" to the "self-provider of medical care" as a new cultural figure, to the "health-care user" as a collective actor in the public-health system, and finally to the militant for whom the body is the basis of a new political action, the "sick person" appears to have travelled a long way, about which a number of questions must be asked (Herzlich and Pierret, 1987: 229).


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Item Type: Article
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/78
Item ID: 78
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Sociology
Date: 2002
Date Type: Publication

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