Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda

Pandemics and Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Sociological Agenda

by Robert Dingwall
     
 

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Infectious disease pandemics are a rising threat in our globalizing world. This agenda-setting collection provides international analysis of the pressing sociological concerns they confront us with, from cross-border coordination of public health governance to geopolitical issues of development and social equity.

  • Focuses on vital sociological issues

Overview

Infectious disease pandemics are a rising threat in our globalizing world. This agenda-setting collection provides international analysis of the pressing sociological concerns they confront us with, from cross-border coordination of public health governance to geopolitical issues of development and social equity.

  • Focuses on vital sociological issues raised by resurgent disease pandemics
  • Detailed analysis of case studies as well as broader, systemic factors
  • Contributions from North America, Europe and Asia provide international perspective
  • Bold, agenda-setting treatment of a high-profile topic

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“Overall, I feel that this book does an excellent job of providing an accessible yet sophisticated collection of studies on a hitherto understudied topic in the sociology of health and illness. I am hopeful that this volume will encourage further scholarship into the sociology of pandemics, which will itself become an established area in its own right.” (Sociology of Health & Illness, 1 July 2015)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118553930
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/21/2013
Series:
Sociology of Health and Illness Monographs
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
184
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Robert Dingwall is a consulting sociologist and part-time Professor of Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, UK. He is a widely published author and editor in the fields of medical sociology, law and society, and science and technology. A former UK government adviser on ethical aspects of national pandemic planning, and consultant to Roche Pharmaceuticals, he co-edited the Handbook of Qualitative Health Research (2010) and was editor of the four-volume Qualitative Health Research (2008).

Lily M. Hoffman is Associate Professor of Sociology at City College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York, USA, where she directs the MA program in Sociology. A specialist on urban governance issues, she is a former chairperson of the Urban and Community section of the American Sociological Association. Prof Hoffman co-edited Cities and Visitors: Regulating People, Markets and City Space (2003), and is the author of The Politics of Knowledge: Activist Movements in Medicine and Planning (1989).

Karen Staniland is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Salford, UK, and holds a PhD in sociology. Her research focuses on sociological and ethnographic studies of healthcare work, applied to improving the quality of care. In addition to co-editing The Nurse Mentor and Reviewer Update Book (2010) and Clinical Skills: The Essence of Caring (2009), she has written open-learning materials on pandemic influenza for healthcare professionals.

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