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Armstrong, Elizabeth. 2010. “THE SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


This course uses "the sociological imagination" to explore the role and meaning of medicine in modern U.S. society. What does it mean to dwell in "the night-side of life"? How do we define health and illness, and how does the structure of society shape who gets sick, who gets care, who lives, who dies? How is looking at ethics in medicine...

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