Biomedicalization : technoscience, health, and illness in the U.S. / Adele E. Clarke ... [et al.], eds. - Durham, NC : Duke University Press, c2010. - ix, 498 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [407] - 487) and index.

Biomedicalization : technoscientific transformations of health, illness, and U.S biomedicine / Adele E. Clarke, Janet K. Shim, Laura Mamo, Jennifer Ruth Fosket, and Jennifer R. Fishman -- Charting (bio)medicine and (bio)medicalization in the United States, 1890/present / Adele E. Clarke, Jennifer Ruth Fosket, Laura Mamo, Jennifer R. Fishman, and Janet K. Shim -- From the rise of medicine to biomedicalization : U.S. healthscapes and iconography, circa 1890/present / Adele E. Clarke -- Gender and medicalization and biomedicalization theories / Elianne Riska -- Fertility, Inc. : consumption and subjectification in U.S. lesbian reproductive practices / Laura Mamo -- The body as image : an examination of the economic and political dynamics of magnetic resonance imaging and the construction of difference / Kelly Joyce -- The stratified biomedicalization of heart disease : expert and lay perspectives on racial and class inequality / Janet K. Shim -- Marking populations and persons at risk : molecular epidemiology and environmental health / Sara Shostak -- Surrogate markers and surrogate marketing in biomedicine : the regulatory etiology and commercial progression of "ethnic" drug development / Jonathan Kahn -- The making of Viagra : the biomedicalization of sexual dysfunction / Jennifer R. Fishman -- Bypassing blame : bariatric surgery and the case of biomedical failure / Natalie Boero -- Breast cancer risk as disease : biomedicalizing risk / Jennifer Ruth Fosket -- Biopsychiatry and the informatics of diagnosis : governing mentalities / Jackie Orr.

9780822345534 (cloth : alk. paper) 9780822345701 (pbk. : alk. paper)


Medical innovations--Social aspects--United States.
Biotechnology--Social aspects--United States.
Medical technology--Social aspects--United States.

RA418.5.M4 / B556 2010

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