Articles that will be presented in class - Health, Technology and Society
Students should come to class having read the articles.
Introduction to the Course
Conrad P. Shifting Engines of Medicalization, in Maturo A., Conrad P. (Eds.) (2009), The Medicalization of Life, Salute e Società, n. 2
Slides on 12 key words for Medical Sociology
Maturo A. Shifting borders of medicalization, in Maturo A., Conrad P. (Eds.) (2009), The Medicalization of Life, Salute e Società, n. 2
Barker, K.K. (2014). Mindfulness meditation: Do-it-yourself medicalization of every moment. Social Science & Medicine, 106, 168-176.
Scalvini M. (2010), Glamorizing sick body: how advertising has changed the representation of HIV/AIDS, Social Semiotics, 20(3): 219-231
Kleinman P. (2010), Four social theories for global health, The Lancet, 375: 1518-1519
Farmer P. (2005), Pathologies of Power, University of California Press, Berkeley: Ch. 1 On suffering and structural violence, pp. 29-50.
Lupton D. (2013), Risk and emotion: toward an alternative theoretical perspective, Health, Risk and Society, 15(8), 634-647
Horwitz A. and Wakefield J.C. The Medicalization of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed a Natural Emotion into a Mental Disorder, Salute e Società, n. 2
Rose N. (2004), Becoming neurochemical selves, in Stehr N. (2004) (Eds.), Biotechnology, Commerce, and Civil Society, Transaction Press, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/sociology/pdf/rose-becomingneurochemicalselves.pdf
Oeppen J., Vaupel J.W. (2002), Demography. Broken limits to life expectancy, Science, 296: 1029-1031
Olshanky S.J. et al. (2005), A Potential Decline in Life Expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century, New England Journal of Medicine, 352: 1138-1145
Kaufman S.R. (2010), Time, clinic technologies, and the making of reflexive longevity: the cultural work of time left in an ageing society, in: Sociology of Health and Illness, 32/2 – Special Issue : Eds. Joyce K., Loe M. (2010), Technogenarians: studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and tecnology lens
Marshall B.L. (2010), Science, medicine and virility surveillance: ‘sexy seniors' in the pharmaceutical imagination, Sociology of Health and Illness, 32/2 – Special Issue : Eds. Joyce K., Loe M. (2010), Technogenarians: studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and tecnology lens
Maturo A. (2014) Fatism, Self-Monitoring and the Pursuit of Healthiness in the Time of Technological Solutionsim. “Italian Sociological Review”, 2014, 4 (2), 157-171
Furedi F. (2006), The End of Professional Dominance, “Society”, 43(6): 14 18http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02698479?LI=true#page-1
Maturo A. (2012). Social Justice and Human Enhancement in Today's Bionic Society, “Salute e Societa'”, 2012, XI(2): 15-28
Wolf G. (2010), The Data-Driven Life, in «The New York Times – Sunday Review», May 2nd.
Maturo, A. (in press). ‘Doing Things with Numbers': The Quantified Self and the Gamification of Health. Eä – Journal of Medical Humanities & Social Studies of Science and Technology.
Fourcade, M., & Healy, K. (2013). Classification Situations: Life-chances in the Neoliberal Era. Accounting, Organizations, and Society, 38, 559–572.
Zinn J. (2008), Everyday Strategies for Managing Risk and Uncertainty Volume 10, Issue 5, October 2008, pages 439-450
Zinn J. (2004), Literature Review: Sociology and Risk, SCARR, Working Paper 2004/1
Retrieved on: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scarr/papers/Sociology%20Literature%20Review%20WP1.04%20Zinn.pdf
Uchida Y., Norasakkunkit V., Kitayama S. (2004), Cultural Construction of Happiness: Theory and Empirical Evidence, “Journal of Happiness Studies”, 5: 223-239.
Presentations by the students