A Sociology of Health

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Overview

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 will aid readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and practices of an increasingly health-aware population.

The book is topical and unique in its approach, combining commentary and analysis of classic debates in medical sociology with contemporary issues in health care policy and practice. The content is wide-ranging, including chapters on: health scares, therapy culture, new dimensions of international health, changes in health care organisation, and the feminisation of health.

A Sociology of Health offers readers a fresh approach to the subject and will be essential reading for all students of sociology, health sciences and public health, as well as students in related medical and health care professions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412921572
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/6/2008
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.02 (w) x 9.81 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr David Wainwright is a Sociologist who studies the connections between work, health and wellbeing, with particular reference to welfare and health care policy. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department for Health, University of Bath where he convenes the cross-faculty Work, Health and Wellbeing Research Group, and is the Director of Studies for the Professional Doctorate in Health programmes.

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Acknowledgements     xiii
List of Contributors     xv
The Changing Face of Medical Sociology   David Wainwright     1
Doing Better, Feeling Scared: Health Statistics and the Culture of Fear   Alan Buckingham     19
The Object of Medicine   Stephen Bowler     38
Health Scares and Risk Awareness   Adam Burgess     56
Illness Behaviour and the Discourse of Health   David Wainwright     76
Medicalisation in a Therapy Culture   Frank Furedi     97
The 'Feminisation' of Health   Ellie Lee   Elizabeth Frayn     115
Medicine, Science and 'Higher Superstition'   Tracey Brown     134
New Dimensions of Health Care Organisation   Mike Bury     151
Changing Concepts of International Health   Vanessa Pupavac     173
Conclusion     191
Index     194
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