Mapping Medicine’s Behaviour

13 October 2010, 12:00 - 14:00

CRASSH, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge

In this session we explore competing and complementing accounts of the history of ‘health-related behaviour’ and ‘life style’ as analytical categories. We consider the creeping medicalisation of the everyday and the expanding scope of behaviour models in public health. We ask what the consequences of biomedicine’s increasing recourse to social and psychological concepts could be. This session also serves as background to Prof. Armstrong’s lecture in the next session.

To access the Readings please contact Erica Borgstrom

Coreil, Levin  and Jaco (1985) Life Style- An Emergent Concept in the Sociomedical Sciences, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry 9: 423-37

Hart, Graham and Kaye Wellings (2002) Sexual Behaviour and its medicalisation: in sickness and in health, BMJ 324:896-900

Vallgårda, Signild (2010) Is the focus on health-related behaviours a new phenomenon?, Social Studies of Science (Online First)


Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Health and Welfare Research Group seminar series. 
For more information about the group, please visit the link on the right hand side of this page.