An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
240
Utgivningsdatum
2016-12-27
Upplaga
3
Förlag
SAGE Publications Ltd
Dimensioner
239 x 168 x 13 mm
Vikt
454 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9781473982086
An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness (häftad)

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

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"An accessible and highly readable introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness through the inclusion of key theorists, concepts, and theories, with reference to contemporary health concerns and recent relevant research." - Kylie Baldwin, De Montfort University

"Guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health, showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born...an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health."  - Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford

This bestselling text introduces students to the core principles of the sociology of health, demonstrating the relationship between social structures and the production and distribution of health and disease in modern society. Written with a truly sociological and critical perspective, the book tackles themes such as class, gender and ethnicity, and engages with a range of theories and theorists, including Foucault, Fleck, Parsons, Weber, and Kuhn.

The third edition has been thoroughly updated to include the latest cutting-edge thinking in the area, with new empirical examples, updated references, and new sections on 'Thought Styles after Fleck?, and ?Transformations of the Medical Profession.' It also uses helpful learning features including chapter overviews, case studies, summaries and further reading suggestions, to provide stimulating and thought-provoking exercises for students in health, nursing and sociology schools.
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Praise for second edition:

Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health.



This book provides an accessible and highly readable introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness through the inclusion of key theorists, concepts, and theories with reference to contemporary health concerns and recent relevant research. I would recommend this book to students on Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Studies and Sociology programmes.



In the modern world the causes and consequences of illness have become increasingly complex and contested with corresponding changes in health-care delivery and the training of medical professionals. In this heavily revised third edition, Kevin White provides an assured and comprehensive overview of the sociological study of health and illness. Less an Introduction and more a Cornucopia covering sociological perspectives as well as debates about and commentaries on developments in medical knowledge, disease, treatment and medical institutions.


 


Essential reading for both students and scholars.



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Kevin White is Reader in Sociology at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has held appointments at Flinders University, Wollongong University and Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand. He has published widely in the sociology of health and in the social history of medicine. At ANU he lectures the large introductory class, Introduction to Social Psychology, The Sociology of Health and Illness, Classical Social theory and Qualitative Methods.

Innehållsförteckning

Introduction The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge The Development of the Sociology of Health Postmodernity, Epidemiology and Neo-Liberalism Materialist Approaches to the Sociology of Health Parson, American Sociology of Medicine and the Sick Role Foucault and the Sociology of Medical Knowledge Health, Gender and Feminism Race, Ethnicity and Health Conclusion