Loyola University Chicago

Department of Sociology

Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

written by Dr. Anne Figert, with Susan Bell

This is a multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is changing, and the potential shapes it will take in the future. They develop a unique argument that medicalization, biomedicalization, pharmaceuticalization and geneticization are related and co-evolving processes, present throughout the globe.