Medicalization

Medicalization and resocialization: the future of social medicine

Medicalization and resocialization: the future of social medicine


Social medicine, an approach that centres the social conditions of life as the cause of health and illness, can be thought of as an effort to ‘resocialize’ medicine. It is an attempt to reverse the narrowing of the medical gaze on the minutiae of material biology within individual bodies as the sole explanation for disease, […]