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Owen Whooley

Assistant Professor

Photo: Owen  Whooley
Email: 
owenwho@unm.edu
Phone: 
505 277-3816
Office: 
SSCI 1068

Curriculum vitae

Education

PhD, Sociology, New York University (2010)

Research Interests

Sociology of Health and Medicine , Social Movements , Science and Knowledge

Sociology of Health and Illness , Sociology of Mental Health

Books:

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Knowledge in the Time of Cholera:

Owen Whooley
The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century

Science, Knowledge, and Technology Section (SKAT) of the American Sociological Association (ASA) has awarded Dr. Owen Whooley’s book Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Struggle over American Medicine in the Nineteenth Century this year's Robert K. Merton Book Award. Congratulations! The SKAT section reviewed over 40 books for this award and chose Owen’s book as the outstanding one. Whooley, Owen. 2013. Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Professional Politics of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century United States. University of Chicago Press.

Recent/Select Publications:

Horwitz Ruth, Jennings, Jennifer, and Owen Whooley.  Forthcoming 2015.  “Medical Sociology,” in J. Manza, R. arum and L. Haney (eds.) The Sociology Project.  Upper Saddle River, NJ:  Pearson Higher Education.

Whooley, Owen.  2014.  “2014. “Nosological Reflections:  The Failure of DSM-5, the Emergence of RDoC, and the Decontextualization of Mental Distress,” Society and Mental Health, 4(2):92-110

Whooley, Owen.  Spring 2014.  “Focusing on the K in SKAT,” Newsletter: 3-7

Whooley, Owen.  2014.  “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).”  In William C. Cockerham (Editor-in-Chief), Robert Dingwall (Co-Editor) and Stella R. Quah (Co-Editor).  The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell Publishing:  381-384.

Whooley, Owen. 2013. Knowledge in the Time of Cholera: The Professional Politics of Medicine in the Nineteenth Century United States. University of Chicago Press.

Whooley, Owen. 2010. “Organization Formation as Epistemic Practice: The Early Epistemological Function of the American Medical Association,” Qualitative Sociology, Special Issue on Knowledge and Practice, 33(4):491‑511.

Whooley, Owen. 2010. “Diagnostic Ambivalence: Psychiatric Workarounds and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders,” Sociology of Health & Illness, 32(3): 452‑469.

Whooley, Owen. 2008. “Objectivity and its Discontents: Knowledge Advocacy in the Sally Hemings Controversy,” Social Forces, 86(4): 1367‑1390.