The Sociology of Health and Illness

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Sarah Nettleton’s The Sociology of Health and Illnesshas become a cornerstone text, popular with students and academicsalike for its rigorous and accessible overview of the field.Building on these strengths, the third edition integrates freshinsights from the current literature with the core tenets oftraditional medical sociology, providing students with a thoroughgrounding in the sociology of health and illness.

The text covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range ...

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Overview

Sarah Nettleton’s The Sociology of Health and Illnesshas become a cornerstone text, popular with students and academicsalike for its rigorous and accessible overview of the field.Building on these strengths, the third edition integrates freshinsights from the current literature with the core tenets oftraditional medical sociology, providing students with a thoroughgrounding in the sociology of health and illness.

The text covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range ofanalytic approaches, spanning issues such as the socialconstruction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay healthbeliefs, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the experience of illnessand the sociology of the body. It also explores matters which arecentral to health policy, such as professional-patientrelationships, health inequalities and the changing nature ofhealth care work. Each chapter in the book has been revised andupdated, with substantial new material in particular on thesociology of diagnosis, body work, and a whole new chapter on thesociology of health technology.

Written for students of the social sciences who opt to study thefield of health and illness in greater depth, this book will alsocontinue to appeal to students taking vocational degrees, such asnursing, who require a sociological grounding in the area.Thoroughly revised and fully updated, the third edition of SarahNettleton’s book will prove invaluable to anyone looking fora clear and engaging introduction to contemporary debates withinthe sociology of health and illness.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Covers the topic from every angle."
Five star review in Nursing Standard

"This engaging and comprehensive textbook is the mainstay of ourreading lists. It agilely appeals both to those familiar andunfamiliar with sociology. This third edition is therefore mostwelcome and the new material ensures contemporary resonance withthe changing parameters of health and illness and the analysesrequired to understand them."
Sarah Cunningham-Burley, University of Edinburgh

"This new edition of Sarah Nettleton’s medical sociologytextbook has several unique features allowing it to stand apartfrom its competitors. The chapter on the sociology of the body issimply the best account of this topic available in any textbook andthe new chapter on innovative health technologies is an interestingand welcome addition. The book weaves theory, especially socialconstructionism, and empirical research together to provide athorough account of medical sociology."
William C. Cockerham, University of Alabama atBirmingham

"Revised and updated for a third time, with a new chapter onhealth technologies, Nettleton’s The Sociology of Healthand Illness remains a key textbook in the field for studentsand seasoned professionals alike."
Simon Williams, University of Warwick

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745646015
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/6/2013
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sarah Nettleton is professor of sociology at the University of York, UK.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface to First Edition
Preface to Second Edition
Preface to Third Edition
1 Introduction: The Changing Domains of the Sociology of Health andIllness
2 The Social Construction of Medical Knowledge
3 Lay Health Beliefs, Lifestyles and Risk
4 The Experience of Chronic Illness and Disability
5 The Sociology of the Body
6 The Sociology of Lay—Professional Interactions
7 Social Inequalities and Health Status
8 Late Modernism and the Changing Social Relations of Formal HealthCare Work
9 The Sociology of Innovative Health Technology
10 Sociological Analyses of Developments in UK Health Policy: A NewParadigm for Health Care?
Bibliography
Index

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