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Sociology of the Body
Ch 18: The Sociology of the Body: Health, Illness, and Sexuality
Terms in this set (14)
Sociology of the Body
a field that focuses on how our bodies are affected by social influences
Health & illness are determined by social & cultural influences
Sociology of Sexuality
a field that explores and debates the importance of biological vs social & cultural influences on human sexual behavior
a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being & not merely the absence of disease or infirmity
the direction of one's sexual or romantic attraction
implies that one's sexual or romantic attraction is entirely a matter of personal choice
a term associated with the functionalist Taicott Parsons to describe the patterns of behavior that a sick person adopts in order to minimize the disruptive impact of his illness on others
How do ppl react & adjust to news about a serious illness?
How does illness shape individuals' daily lives?
How does living with a chronic illness affect an individual's self-identity?
the study of the distribution & incidence of disease & illness within a population
one's capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information & services needed to make appropriate health decisions
Socialization of Nature
a process in which phenomena that used to be "natural" or given in nature become social, in that they depend on our personal decisions
techniques for influencing the human reproductive process
a standard measure of a country's economic disparity where 0 represents perfect equality (everyone has the same income) & 1 represents maximum inequality
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
a diverse set of approaches & therapies for treating illness & promoting well-being that generally falls outside standard medical practices
Biomedical Model of Health
the set of principles underpinning Western medical systems & practices
Defines diseases objectively, in accordance with the presence of recognized symptoms, and believes that the healthy body can be restored through scientifically based medical treatment
The human body is likened to a machine that can be returned to working order with the proper repairs
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Chapter 3: Culture & Society
Chapter 1: What is Sociology?
Chapter 4: Socialization & the Life Cycle
Chapter 6: Groups, Networks & Organizations
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