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Understanding women's sleep management: beyond medicalization-healthicization?

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This paper addresses sleep, which to date has been a neglected area within the sociology of health and illness. We explore the extent to which the concepts of medicalization and healthicization provide appropriate models for understanding the management of women's sleep disruption. The prescription of sleeping pills remains as an indicator of the medicalization of sleep, while the trend towards the healthicization of sleep as part of healthy lifestyle practice is reflected in the increased fo...

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Journal:
Sociology of health and illness
Volume:
25
Issue:
7
Pages:
815-837
Publication date:
2003-11-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-9566
ISSN:
0141-9889
URN:
uuid:ceaa5a4e-8c9a-417a-9002-4f8ca2f435fc
Source identifiers:
351691
Local pid:
pubs:351691

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