The Journal ‘Body and Society’ reviews The Medicalization of Cyberspace

March 19, 2009

Review of the book has just been published in the Journal Body and Society – Body and Society, 2009, 15; 109, by Sarah Rubenelli.

“The book by Miah and Rich is a valuable and entertaining work. Its title underlines an interest in the way cyberspace nowadays provides critical components in shaping cultural products linked to health and medicine. Indeed, this is a central topic of the book: the role of the internet in redefining people’ expectations of and relationships with medical culture. Overall, the richness of the topics treated by Miah and Rich is a reflection of the sheer range they cover, and the variety of the conceptual approaches they discuss. While they do not make one ‘big claim’ into which all of the contexts of the book is contextualized, they emphasize different themes and apsects with multi-faceted nuances.’  


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