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A Sociology of Health [electronic resource].

By: Material type: Computer fileComputer filePublisher number: 9781412921589Publication details: London : SAGE Publications, 2008.ISBN:
  • 9781849204989
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Sociology of HealthDDC classification:
  • 306.461
LOC classification:
  • RA418.3.G7S63 2008
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; 1 The Changing Face of Medical Sociology; 2 Doing Better, Feeling Scared: Health Statistics and the Culture of Fear; 3 The Object of Medicine; 4 Health Scares and Risk Awareness; 5 Illness Behaviour and the Discourse of Health; 6 Medicalisation in a Therapy Culture; 7 The 'Feminisation' of Health; 8 Medicine, Science and 'Higher Superstition'; 9 New Dimensions of Health Care Organisation; 10 Changing Concepts of International Health; Conclusion; Index
Summary: A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives, and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book aids readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population.
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Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; 1 The Changing Face of Medical Sociology; 2 Doing Better, Feeling Scared: Health Statistics and the Culture of Fear; 3 The Object of Medicine; 4 Health Scares and Risk Awareness; 5 Illness Behaviour and the Discourse of Health; 6 Medicalisation in a Therapy Culture; 7 The 'Feminisation' of Health; 8 Medicine, Science and 'Higher Superstition'; 9 New Dimensions of Health Care Organisation; 10 Changing Concepts of International Health; Conclusion; Index

A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives, and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book aids readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behavior, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population.