Medical sociologists and sociologists of disability study similar topics but, because of competing or conflicting theoretical paradigms, tend to arrive at different conclusions, engage with different audiences, and pursue different directions for social change. Despite diverging trajectories over the past 20 years, however, there remains clear potential overlap between both subfields in the study of disability and untapped opportunities for cross-fertilization. Our purpose here is to place these literatures in conversation with each other. Toward this end, we identify major themes in the last 20 years of medical sociology scholarship, gaps with regard to disability in those themes, and possibilities (including methodologies) we see at the intersection of medical sociology and the sociology of disability that could address these gaps.
|Number of pages||16|
|Journal||Journal of Health and Social Behavior|
|State||Published - Dec 2021|
Bibliographical notePublisher Copyright:
© American Sociological Association 2021.
- chronic illness
- emancipatory methods
- social stressors
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Social Psychology
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health