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Hospital Land USA : Sociological Adventures in Medicalization (Paperback) (Wendy Simonds)
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Hospital Land USA is analyzes hospital culture using images, narratives, to walk students through the experience of medicalization. Using a combination of analysis and anecdote, Simonds deconstructs hospital culture in order to compel critical thinking about medicalization. Simonds illuminates broad cultural in/sensibilities and conventions around health care, mortality, and identity in ways that are intellectually engaging and useful for understanding and coping with Hospital Land.