Why Conceptual Legacies and Contemporary Applications?

  • Elizabeth EttorreEmail author
  • Ellen Annandale
  • Vanessa M. Hildebrand
  • Ana Porroche-Escudero


‘Health, Culture and Society’ has been explored in classic texts by a diverse range of scholars. We want to demonstrate that enduring concepts have consistently been complex and contested. We pose questions about the ways they have been defined, used and applied to health. Our tone is recharging arguments through enduring concepts, and we want to demonstrate the relevance of these concepts to practice and apply them in an overtly political way to the ‘here and now’. While these enduring concepts are commonly used, they are at times used inappropriately. We take a unique approach to the configuration of ‘Health, Culture and Society’. Despite the wealth of material in medical sociology and medical anthropology, no existing texts attempt to take on the approach we offer.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth Ettorre
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ellen Annandale
    • 2
  • Vanessa M. Hildebrand
    • 3
  • Ana Porroche-Escudero
    • 4
  1. 1.University of LiverpoolLiverpoolUK
  2. 2.University of YorkYorkUK
  3. 3.Department of AnthropologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA
  4. 4.Lancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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