Sociology of Medicine

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1 The Sociological Relevance of Chronic Illness 3
2 Max Weber, Formal Rationality, and Health Lifestyles 29
3 A Critical Theory of Medical Discourse: Ideology, Social Control, and the Processing of Social Context in Medical Encounters 45
4 Ageing, Status Politics and Sociological Theory 65
5 Socioeconomic Status and Health: How Education, Income, and Occupation Contribute to Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease 87
6 Acculturation and Symptoms: A Comparative Study of Reported Health Symptoms in Three Samoan Communities 92
7 Depression among the Homeless 104
8 Uncertainty and the Lives of Persons with AIDS 119
9 Migrant Labor and Sexually Transmitted Disease: AIDS in Africa 131
10 HIV Transmission Through Social and Geographical Networks in Uganda 152
11 The Patterning of Health by Social Position in Contemporary Britain: Directions for Sociological Research 161
12 Chronic Illness over the Life Course: Class Inequalities among Men and Women in Britain 184
13 The Effects of Women's Employment: Personal Control and Sex Differences in Mental Health 210
14 The Sociological Study of Stress 227
15 Low Status Control, High Effort at Work and Ischemic Heart Disease: Prospective Evidence from Blue-Collar Men 243
16 The Image of Health: Variations in Perception by Social Class in a French Population 253
17 Social Stratification and Health Lifestyles in Two Systems of Health Care Delivery: A Comparison of the United States and West Germany 284
18 Fitness and the Postmodern Self 298
19 Self Care: Japan and the U.S. Compared 313
20 Reshaping of Self: A Pendular Reconstruction of Self and Identity among Adults with Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury 325
21 Life Mirrors Work Mirrors Text Mirrors Life ... 354
22 Using Alternative Therapies: Marginal Medicine and Central Concerns 369
23 Carribbean Home Remedies and their Importance for Black Women's Health Care in Britain 383
24 The "Eclipse" of Folk Medicine in Western Society 397
25 The Redefinition of the Situation: The Social Construction of Spiritual Healing Experiences 416
26 Toward a New Sociology of Medical Education 437
27 Learning To Doctor: Reflections on Recent Accounts of the Medical School Years 453
28 Professional Socialization and Social Control: From Medical Students to General Practitioners 463
29 Gender and Medical Socialization 474
30 The Social Position and Internal Organization of the Medical Profession in the Third World: The Case of Singapore 485
31 The Patient's Right to Information in Japan: Legal Rules and Doctor's Opinions 502
32 Convergence or Divergence in Third World Medical Education? An Arab Study 512
33 Women in a Women's Job: The Gendered Experience of Nurses 528
34 Paying the Hospital: American Problems and Foreign Solutions 549
35 All Change in the NHS? Implications of the NHS Reforms for Primary Care Prevention 563
36 The Reorganization of the Medical Profession 588
37 Rationalization and the Deprofessionalization of Physicians 613
38 Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries: Health Policy Responses to Epidemiological Change 635
Name Index 643
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