Review of Final exam – Tuesday December 3 , 2013
Exam from chapter 5 chapter 9
Pay attention to Materialist Explanation – What causes disease (ch. 5)*
Class as occupational position
P. 90: Classical Marxist Approach
Political and Economic Functions of Medicine
Ch. 6 Parson
P. 107 – Parsons and the Professions
P. 113 the Sick Role, p. 114
Ch. 7 – Foucault’s sociology of health*, and the Big Picture
P. 126 Box 7.2 Foucault’s Body sections
Ch. 8 Health and Gender
- P.134 why are there more women patients?
- P. 137
- P.142 patriarchy of medicine, and technology
Race, Ethnicity, and Health
Q to think about: What are the implications of viewing health at a sociological
perspective? What kinds of problems does it raise?
Lecture: Is race biological? Could it be the human race? It can be biological, and a
Is there a difference between race and ethnicity?
Race is simply what you are, and what you look like, while ethnicity is what you
practice and what you believe. Distinctions can obviously be made, and go in various
types of directions.
How are questions or issues regarding race vs. ethnicity, related to questions
Different access to health services
Religious beliefs against medicine
Language or cultural barriers* (clash between medical professionals and
Health care providers play a role into how medicine is delivered
Medicine as an institution is shaped by, as well as shapes racism:
Does western biomedicine have an implicit racist bias? Raises the historical notion
of race, and attempting to link race to biology, and another notion that revolves
around the concept of ethnicity that has absolutely no links to biology Through the materialist approach, it is essentially class or economic inequalities
that are at the root cause of many