The Sociology of Health and Medicine in Scandinavia

Journal title SALUTE E SOCIETÀ
Author/s Elianne Riska
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2012/ Language English
Pages 16 P. 39-54 File size 115 KB
DOI 10.3280/SES2012-002004EN
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This review examines three stages in the development of the sociology of health and medicine in Scandinavia. First, it describes the early adoption of the Parsonian approach as part of mainstream Scandinavian medical sociology. Second, it shows that the international feminist critique of medicine became only partially integrated at the time into the views on gender and health in Scandinavian health studies. Third, from the mid-1980s onwards Scandinavian medical sociologists have mainly conducted public health/social epidemiology research as part of an effort to map and explain the continuing health inequalities in the Scandinavian welfare states. The conclusion ponders whether the current development has weakened the distinctive feature of medical sociology - its ties to social theory.

Keywords: Medical sociology, health sociology, health inequality research, Scandinavian sociology.

Elianne Riska, The Sociology of Health and Medicine in Scandinavia in "SALUTE E SOCIETÀ" /2012, pp 39-54, DOI: 10.3280/SES2012-002004EN