75068 - HEALTH, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY

Scheda insegnamento

Anno Accademico 2017/2018

Conoscenze e abilità da conseguire

At the end of the course, the student will be familiar with the main sociological concepts related to health, with a peculiar focus on the intersections between medicine and new technologies. More specifically, the concepts here involved are: medicalization, social determinants, health literacy, bio-socialities, genetization and pharmaceuticalization. Being more specific, the student will able to: - to analyze social phenomena related to health by sociological concepts ; - to evaluate from the standpoint of sociological theories the consequences of the technology and social networks related to medicine; - to analyze the relationship between new technologies in the health field and social inequalities.

Programma/Contenuti

Main concepts that will be discussed in the course: 
Medicalization; Health cultures and healthscapes; Social theories for global health; Prevention health risks; Structural violence Pharmachologization; Wellbeing and mental health; Biomedicalization; Genetification; Human Enhancement; Reflexive longevity; Digital health; Sociology of diagnosis; Neurochemical selves; Quantified self, Gamification.

Testi/Bibliografia

 

REQUIRED READINGS

Class #1

Introduction to the Course

Class #2

Conrad P. Shifting Engines of Medicalization, in Maturo A., Conrad P. (Eds.) (2009), The Medicalization of Life, Salute e Società, n. 2

Slides on 12 key words for Medical Sociology

Class #3

Maturo A. Shifting borders of medicalization, in Maturo A., Conrad P. (Eds.) (2009), The Medicalization of Life, Salute e Società, n. 2

Class #4

Barker, K.K. (2014). Mindfulness meditation: Do-it-yourself medicalization of every moment. Social Science & Medicine, 106, 168-176.

Class #5

Scalvini M. (2010), Glamorizing sick body: how advertising has changed the representation of HIV/AIDS, Social Semiotics, 20(3): 219-231

Class #6

Kleinman P. (2010), Four social theories for global health, The Lancet, 375: 1518-1519

Farmer P. (2005), Pathologies of Power, University of California Press, Berkeley: Ch. 1 On suffering and structural violence, pp. 29-50.

Class #7

Lupton D. (2013), Risk and emotion: toward an alternative theoretical perspective, Health, Risk and Society, 15(8), 634-647

Class #8

Horwitz A. and Wakefield J.C. The Medicalization of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed a Natural Emotion into a Mental Disorder, Salute e Società, n. 2

Rose N. (2004), Becoming neurochemical selves, in Stehr N. (2004) (Eds.), Biotechnology, Commerce, and Civil Society, Transaction Press, http://www2.lse.ac.uk/sociology/pdf/rose-becomingneurochemicalselves.pdf

Class #9

Oeppen J., Vaupel J.W. (2002), Demography. Broken limits to life expectancy, Science, 296: 1029-1031

Olshanky S.J. et al. (2005), A Potential Decline in Life Expectancy in the United States in the 21st Century, New England Journal of Medicine, 352: 1138-1145

Class #10

Kaufman S.R. (2010), Time, clinic technologies, and the making of reflexive longevity: the cultural work of time left in an ageing society, in: Sociology of Health and Illness, 32/2 – Special Issue : Eds. Joyce K., Loe M. (2010), Technogenarians: studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and tecnology lens

Class #11

Marshall B.L. (2010), Science, medicine and virility surveillance: ‘sexy seniors' in the pharmaceutical imagination, Sociology of Health and Illness, 32/2 – Special Issue : Eds. Joyce K., Loe M. (2010), Technogenarians: studying health and illness through an ageing, science, and tecnology lens

Class #12

Maturo A. (2014) Fatism, Self-Monitoring and the Pursuit of Healthiness in the Time of Technological Solutionsim. “Italian Sociological Review”, 2014, 4 (2), 157-171

Class #13

Furedi F. (2006), The End of Professional Dominance, “Society”, 43(6): 14 18http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF02698479?LI=true#page-1

Maturo A. (2012). Social Justice and Human Enhancement in Today's Bionic Society, “Salute e Societa'”, 2012, XI(2): 15-28

Class #14

Wolf G. (2010), The Data-Driven Life, in «The New York Times – Sunday Review», May 2nd.

Maturo A., Setiffi F. (2016), The Gamification of Risk: How Health Apps Foster Self-Confidence And Why This Is Not Enough, (with F. Setiffi), “Health, Risk and Society”, 17(7-8): 477-494

Class #15

Zinn J. (2008), Everyday Strategies for Managing Risk and Uncertainty Volume 10, Issue 5, October 2008, pages 439-450

Zinn J. (2004), Literature Review: Sociology and Risk, SCARR, Working Paper 2004/1

Retrieved on: http://www.kent.ac.uk/scarr/papers/Sociology%20Literature%20Review%20WP1.04%20Zinn.pdf

Class #16

Maturo, Mori and Moretti (2016), An Ambiguous Health Education: The Quantified Self and the Medicalization of the Mental Sphere. Italian Journal of Sociology of Education, 8(3), 248- 268. doi: 10.14658/pupj-ijse-2016-3-12

Uchida Y., Norasakkunkit V., Kitayama S. (2004), Cultural Construction of Happiness: Theory and Empirical Evidence, “Journal of Happiness Studies”, 5: 223-239.

Classes #17-20

Presentations by the students

 

Presentations in the classroom are part of the program.

Presentations will be based on one or more articles on HTS.

Students who do not attend classes must e-mail Prof. Maturo to discuss the syllabus.

Metodi didattici

Group discussion, class work, presentations.

Modalità di verifica dell'apprendimento

Final examination.

Presentations in the classroom are part of the program.

Presentations will be based on one or more articles on HTS.

Students who do not attend classes must e-mail Prof. Maturo to discuss the syllabus.

Strumenti a supporto della didattica

Powerpoint, group discussion, papers.

Orario di ricevimento

Consulta il sito web di Antonio Francesco Maturo