Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology / Edition 4

Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology / Edition 4

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by Peter E.S. Freund, Meredith McGuire, Linda S. Podhurst
     
 

This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness. This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization

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This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness. This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization and inequality, the dominance of the medical establishment in U.S. health care policies and institutional arrangements, health care reform, AIDS, women's care, and environmental and occupational issues. For anyone interested in a theoretical interpretation of health and illness in today's society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130982308
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/15/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
436
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(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: Bibliographic and Internet Resources.

Appendix B: Visual Resources.

Appendix C: Bibliography.

Indexes.

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