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From the Publisher"Covers the topic from every angle."
Five star review in Nursing Standard
"This engaging and comprehensive textbook is the mainstay of our reading lists. It agilely appeals both to those familiar and unfamiliar with sociology. This third edition is therefore most welcome and the new material ensures contemporary resonance with the changing parameters of health and illness and the analyses required to understand them."
Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh
"This new edition of Sarah Nettleton’s medical sociology textbook has several unique features allowing it to stand apart from its competitors. The chapter on the sociology of the body is simply the best account of this topic available in any textbook and the new chapter on innovative health technologies is an interesting and welcome addition. The book weaves theory, especially social constructionism, and empirical research together to provide a thorough account of medical sociology."
William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama at Birmingham
"Revised and updated for a third time, with a new chapter on health technologies, Nettleton’s The Sociology of Health and Illness remains a key textbook in the field for students and seasoned professionals alike."
Simon Williams, University of Warwick