The Medicalization of Cyberspace
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Medicalization of Cyberspace by Andy Miah
Book DescriptionThe entire infrastructure and culture of medicine is being transformed by digital technology, the Internet and mobile devices. Cyberspace is now regularly used to provide medical advice and medication, with great numbers of sufferers immersing themselves within virtual communities. What are the implications of this medicalization of cyberspace for how people make sense of health and identity? The Medicalization of Cyberspace is the first book to explore the relationship between digital culture and medical sociology. It examines how technology is redefining expectations of and relationships with medical culture, addressing the following questions: * How will the rise of digital communities affect traditional notions of medical expertise? * What will the medicalization of cyberspace mean in a new era of posthuman enhancements? * How should we regard hype and exaggeration about science in the media and how can this encourage public engagement with bioethics? This book looks at the complex interactions between health, medicalization, cyberculture, the body and identity. It addresses topical issues, such as medical governance, reproductive rights, eating disorders, Web 2.0 , and perspectives on posthumanism. It is essential reading for healthcare professionals and social, philosophical and cultural theorists of health.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415376228
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Feb-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andy Miah
Medicalization of Cyberspace, Paperback (February 2008)
Explores the relationship between digital culture and medical sociology. This book examines how technology is redefining expectations of and relationships with medical culture. It looks at the complex interactions between health, medicalization, cyberculture, the body and identity.
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This title is the first to examine the profound ethical issues raised by the use of genetic technologies in sports.
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Author Biography - Andy Miah
University of Paisley, UK Loughborough University, UK
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