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The Sociology of Mental Disorders
     

The Sociology of Mental Disorders

by William W. Eaton
 

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"Eaton has succeeded in integrating diverse findings in a concise and carefully organized basic text that is an effective synthesis of factual treatment of existing research." Contemporary Sociology

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"Eaton has succeeded in integrating diverse findings in a concise and carefully organized basic text that is an effective synthesis of factual treatment of existing research." Contemporary Sociology

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Eaton (mental hygiene, Johns Hopkins U.) begins by using the phrase bizarre behavior, because the problematic nature of defining mental disorder<-->especially in light of the interest in groups<-->is a central theme of his account. His intention is to describe how sociologists approach the topic, probably<-- >though he does not specify<-->in the context of a college course. The first edition appeared in 1980, and he has substantially revised and enlarged the 1985 second edition to incorporate what he has learned in the intervening 15 years. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780030710230
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/01/1986

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WILLIAM W. EATON is Professor of Mental Hygiene in the School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. He is also Director of the NIMH Training Program in Psychiatric Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to the first and second edition of The Sociology of Mental Disorders (1980 and 1985), he has authored numerous scientific articles and coedited three books.

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