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The Society of Anxiety
The Society of Anxiety

Author(s): Nemanja Đukić
Subject(s): Social Philosophy, Existentialism, Social development, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Naučno udruženje Sociološki diskurs
Keywords: health; illness; medicalization; the entropy of rationality; postmodernity; the future; experience; fear; anxiety society;

Summary/Abstract: Starting from the analysis of the meaning of health and illness, the work finds the social role of medicine as a transposition of the medicalization from clinical to the the social realm of existence. Discovering the medicalization of social life as one of the indicators of postmodern rationality entropy, the analysis focuses on the diffusion and fluid fear as a basic epochal experience of human existence in contemporary constellation world whose social shaping is named as the anxiety society.

  • Issue Year: 3/2013
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 21-31
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: English