Health, Illness and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology / Edition 2

Health, Illness and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology / Edition 2

by Peter E. S. Freund, Meredith B. McGuire
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131554913

ISBN-13: 9780131554917

Pub. Date: 11/28/1994

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference

This text does not attempt to cover every relevant topic, but is organized as a set of core essays around which to build a course. Thus, for example, the topics of women's health issues, ethnic factors in health and illness, and AIDS are discussed in several different sections, rather than all under one heading.  See more details below

Overview

This text does not attempt to cover every relevant topic, but is organized as a set of core essays around which to build a course. Thus, for example, the topics of women's health issues, ethnic factors in health and illness, and AIDS are discussed in several different sections, rather than all under one heading.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131554917
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
11/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.86(d)

Table of Contents

1. A Sociological Perspective on Health, Illness, and the Body.
2. Who Becomes Sick, Injured, or Dies?
3. The Material Foundations of Health and Illness.
4. Mind, Body, and Society.
5. Social Organization, Health, and Illness.
6. The Social Meanings of Sickness.
7. Experiencing Chronic Illness, Pain, and Disability.
8. Seeking Health and Help.
9. The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge.
10. Modern Biomedicine: Knowledge and Practice.
11. Stratification and Power in Health Care Systems.
12. Economic Interests and Power in Health Care.
Appendix A: Literature in the Sociology of Health and Illness.
Appendix B: Visual Resources.
Appendix C: Bibliography.
Indexes.

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