Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health / Edition 1

Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health / Edition 1

by Carol S. Aneshensel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387325166

ISBN-13: 9780387325163

Pub. Date: 05/11/2006

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC

This second edition of the Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health features theory-driven reviews of recent research with a comprehensive approach to the investigation of the ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members and the lives of those who have been diagnosed as having a mental illness

The award-winning Handbook is distinctive in

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This second edition of the Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health features theory-driven reviews of recent research with a comprehensive approach to the investigation of the ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members and the lives of those who have been diagnosed as having a mental illness

The award-winning Handbook is distinctive in its focus on how the organization and functioning of society influences the occurrence of mental disorder and its consequences. A core issue that runs throughout the text concerns the differential distribution of mental illness across various social strata, defined by status characteristics such as gender, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and age. The contributions to this volume shed light on the social, cultural, and economic factors that explain why some social groups have an elevated risk of disorder. They also address the social repercussions of mental disorder for individuals, including stigmatization within the larger society, and for their families and social networks.

The second edition of this seminal volume includes substantial updates to previous chapters, as well as seven new chapters on: -The Individual’s Experience of Mental Illness.—The Medicalization of Mental Illness.—-Age, Aging, and Mental Health.- -Religion and Mental Health.- -Neighborhoods and Mental Health.- -Mental Health and the Law—and Public Beliefs about Mental Illness.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387325163
Publisher:
Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date:
05/11/2006
Series:
Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
652
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

IIntroduction: Alternative Understandings of Mental Health
1The Sociology of Mental Health: Surveying the Field3
2Mental Illness in a Multicultural Context19
3Mental Illness as Psychiatric Disorder37
4The Sociological Study of Mental Illness: A Critique and Synthesis of Four Perspectives57
IIObserving Mental Health in the Community
5Issues in Mental Health Assessment81
6Analyzing Associations between Mental Health and Social Circumstances105
IIIThe Social Distribution of Mental Illness
7Overview of Descriptive Epidemiology of Mental Disorders127
8Social Class151
9Race, Ethnicity and Culture in the Sociology of Mental Health167
10Mental Disorder in Late Life: Exploring the Influence of Stress and Socioeconomic Status183
11Splitting the Difference: Gender, the Self, and Mental Health209
12Family Status and Mental Health225
13Work and Mental Health255
IVSocial Antecedents of Mental Illness
14Social Stress277
15Social Integration and Support301
16Social Stratification and Inequality321
17Self, Identity, Stress, and Mental Health345
18The Sense of Personal Control: Social-Structural Causes and Emotional Consequences369
19The Stress Process Revisited: Reflections on Concepts and Their Interrelationships395
20Social Transmission in Acute Somatoform Epidemics417
VSocial Consequences of Mental Illness
21The Social Dynamics of Responding to Mental Health Problems: Past, Present, and Future Challenges to Understanding Individuals' Use of Services441
22Mental Health Services and Systems461
23Labeling and Stigma481
24Impact of Mental Illness on the Family495
VIInstitutional Contexts of Mental Illness
25Mental Hospitals and Deinstitutionalization519
26Instituting Madness: The Evolution of a Federal Agency539
VIISocial Continuities
27Life Course Perspectives on Mental Health565
28Mental Illness as a Career: Sociological Perspectives585
Index605

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