The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology / Edition 1

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology / Edition 1

by William Cockerham
     
 

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of 26 original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. Editor William C. Cockerham contributes a fine

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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of 26 original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. Editor William C. Cockerham contributes a fine introductory chapter that analyzes the field and then organizes the book in two parts. Part One covers the substantive areas of medical sociology, including essays on the sociology of the body, women's health, work stress, and the modern health care system. Part Two then applies those subjects to individual countries and societies in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa to provide a comparative reference for the most important topics in the field. This Companion thoroughly demonstrates that every region has its own unique medical perspectives and practices.

This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631217039
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2001
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology Series, #13
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Preface
1Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory3
2Health and Culture23
3The Sociology of the Body43
4Health and Social Stratification64
5From Women's Health to a Gender Analysis of Health94
6Work Stress and Health114
7Migration, Health, and Stress126
8Health Professions and Occupations144
9The Convergence and Divergence of Modern Health Care Systems159
10The American Health Care System: Entering the Twenty-first Century with High Risk, Major Challenges, and Great Opportunities180
11The Evolution of Health Care in Canada: Toward Community or Corporate Control?199
12Medical Sociology in Mexico214
13Social Science and Health in Brazil233
14Medical Sociology in Great Britain246
15The French Paradoxes263
16Medical Sociology in Germany287
17Society, Health, and Health Care in Sweden298
18The Russian Health Care Experiment: Transition of the Health Care System and Rethinking the Sociology of Medicine320
19In and Out of Communism: The Macrosocial Context of Health in Poland334
20Transformation of the Health Care System in the Czech Republic - A Sociological Perspective347
21Health and Health Care in South Africa Against an African Background365
22Health, Health Care, and Medical Education in the Arab World393
23Health and Health Care in Israel410
24Medicine and Health Care in Australia429
25Health, Illness, and Health Policy in Japan441
26The Great Reversal: Transformation of Health Care in the People's Republic of China456
Index483

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