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Health and Health Care as Social Problems / Edition 384

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780742528567
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 10/15/2003
Series: Understanding Social Problems: An SSSP Presidential Series
Pages: 376
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 10.28(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Peter Conrad is Harry Coplan Professor of Social Sciences at Brandeis University. His major research interests are in health and illness, social problems, and deviance. He served as president of the SSSP during 1996-97. He is currently completing a book on "the medicalization of society." Valerie Leiter is assistant professor of sociology at Simmons College. Her work focuses on disability, sociology of childhood, and family sociology. Currently, her research examines children's access to health care, and formal and familial systems of care for children with disabilities.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 1. Introduction Part 2 I. MEDICALIZATION Chapter 3 2. Deviant Drinking as Disease: Alcoholism as a Social Accomplishment Chapter 4 3. Primum Non Nocere: Chemical Execution and the Limits of Medical Social Control Chapter 5 4. From Hyperactive Children to ADHD Adults: Observations on the Expansion of Medical Categories Part 6 II. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH PROBLEMS Chapter 7 5. The 'Discovery' of Child Abuse Chapter 8 6. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as Medical Research Problem Since 1945 Chapter 9 7. Officer Ugg, Mr. Yuk, Uncle Barf...Ad Nausea: Controlling Poison Control,1950-1985 Part 10 III. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS Chapter 11 8. Silence, Death, and the Invisible Enemy: AIDS Activism and Social Movement "Newness" Chapter 12 9. Dynamics of Black Mobilization Against AIDS in New York City Chapter 13 10. Racing for the Cure, Walking Women, and Toxic Touring: Mapping Cultures of Action within the Bay Area Terrain of Breast Cancer Part 14 IV. GENDER Chapter 15 11. The Politics of Menopause: The "Discovery" of a Deficiency Disease Chapter 16 12. Accounting for Cosmetic Surgery: The Accomplishment of Gender Chapter 17 13. The Emergence of Premenstrual Syndrome as a Social Problem Part 18 V. RACE, CLASS AND HEALTH CARE Chapter 19 14. Race versus Class in the Health Care of African-American Elderly Chapter 20 15. Lessons in Control: Prenatal Education in the Hospital Part 21 VI. MEDICAL ACCOUNTABILITY Chapter 22 16. Sick Doctors: The Social Construction of Professional Deviance Chapter 23 17. Changing Doctor-Patient Relationships and the Rise in Concern for Accountability Chapter 24 18. Changing Medical Practice and Medical Malpractice Claims

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