• Summary
  • Contents

How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework?

Social Movements and Health
Social movements and health
Nick Crossley

The concept ‘social movements’ is used widely and in varying ways both within and outside of social science, not least by activists within social movements themselves. This variation in use makes it impossible to arrive at criteria which are both sufficiently inclusive and sufficiently exclusive to give a precise definition that is suited to all cases. Like ‘games’, as defined by Wittgenstein (1953), ‘social movements’ share ‘family resemblances’ and are clearly identifiable as such but also very difficult to pin down (Crossley, ...

locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles