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Biographical value: towards a conceptualisation of the commodification of illness narratives in contemporary healthcare.

Abstract:

Illness narratives play a central role in social studies of health and illness, serving as both a key theoretical focus and a popular research method. Despite this, relatively little work has gone into conceptualising how and why illness narratives - be they in books, websites, television or other media - are commodified in contemporary healthcare and its social environment; namely, how distinctive forms of value are generated in the production, circulation, use and exchange of illness narrat...

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10.1111/1467-9566.12001

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
Sociology of health and illness
Volume:
35
Issue:
6
Pages:
891-905
Publication date:
2013-07-05
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EISSN:
1467-9566
ISSN:
0141-9889
URN:
uuid:ce870226-1f87-46df-8915-afa1d670ce23
Source identifiers:
394714
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pubs:394714

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