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The Biologization of Everyday Suffering

Joseph E. Davis

in Chemically Imbalanced: Everyday Suffering, Medication, and Our Troubled Quest for Self-Mastery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226686547
eISBN:
9780226686714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226686714.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

To express, explain, and validate their suffering and frame intervention, many people draw upon a “grammar” of institutionalized medical concepts and practices. The source of this grammar, the focus ... More


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