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1

Disability as a social construction

Some people believe it is an impairment, Shakespeare
Disability is the neglect of a group - not making adjustments to help them which causes the disability, Marxism, capitalism
Some believe it comes from society discriminating, stigma, Goffman

2

The body as a social construction

Jamaica - plumb bodies seen as attractive and healthy, fat associated with kindness and happiness, some girls buy pills to make them gain weight
Women under pressure to be slim - no ideal weight, globalisation, spread of media
Variations on ideal body shape, no such thing as a natural or normal shape

3

Health as social construction

Cultural differences
Age
Social class
Gender
Biomedical model
Social model

4

Gender and health

Biological, women stronger, female body is more complicated
Women go doctors more,men don't like being seen as weak
Social (pregnancy and menopause, social role stops them taking risks, women work in public sector so more gems however men work in dangerous places)

5

Region and health

Area they live in, poverty, drug trials, inverse care law
CCG
Postcode lottery

6

Social class and health

Behaviour
Material
Life course
Social selection
Shaw et al
Graham

7

Ethnicity and health

Material factors
Language barriers
Behavioural, experiences of racism cause them to smoke and drink

8

Mental health as a social construction

Biomedical model
Scheff
Szasz
Goffman