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‘Symbolic Interactionism’ and the Two Models of Illness

  • Uta Gerhardt
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Part of the New Studies in Sociology book series

Abstract

As a label conferred on a person/patient by a medical agent, or as a way of life into which a chronically ill person has to settle, illness takes on two different forms in the crisis and the negotiation models. Both claim to derive from ‘symbolic interactionism’ which, in turn, claims to evolve from the thought of G. H. Mead.

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© Uta Gerhardt 1989

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