The Sociology of Health Inequalities


Author: Mel Bartley,David Blane,George Davey Smith
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780631209294
Category: Social Science
Page: 236
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Leading researchers in the social sciences describe and explain the unequal chances of long and healthy life between social groups, ethnic groups, men and women and geographical areas.

Medicine, Health and Society


Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446258459
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness


Author: Anne Rogers,David Pilgrim
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335262775
Category: Political Science
Page: 290
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This book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness.

Public Health

Social Context and Action
Author: Scriven, Angela,Garman, Sebastian
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335221505
Category: Medical
Page: 234
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This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors

Ethnicity, Health and Health Care

Understanding Diversity, Tackling Disadvantage
Author: Waqar Ahmad,Hannah Bradby
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444304402
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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This volume considers the implications of national and international social, political, and economic realities for health and health care provision to minority ethnic groups. Addresses continuity and change in debates on ethnicity, health, and health care Considers the implications of national and international social, political, and economic realities for health and health care provision to minority ethnic groups Represents the experiences of settled and new minority ethnic groups, refugees, and asylum seekers across the world Includes international comparisons between Caribbean migrants to the US and UK, the provision of interpreters in general practice and the variations in uptake of disability living allowance across ethnic groups

Sociology


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
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Page: N.A
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The Sociology of the Health Service


Author: Michael Bury,Michael Calnan,Reader in the Sociology of Health Studies Michael Calnan,Jonathan Gabe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134969406
Category: Medical
Page: 256
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The Sociology of the Health Service responds directly to the need to develop a sociological analysis of current health policy. Topics covered vary from privatisation and health service management to health education and the politics of professional power. Also included is an histroical review of sociology's contributions to health policy and proposals for an agenda for sociological health policy research in the 1990s.

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology


Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470998326
Category: Social Science
Page: 597
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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field

Journal of social policy


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Publisher: N.A
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Social class in later life

Power, identity and lifestyle
Author: Formosa, Marvin,Higgs, Paul
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447320573
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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Contested Illnesses

Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements
Author: Phil Brown,Rachel Morello-Frosch,Stephen Zavestoski
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520950429
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 352
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The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated and prevented. This thought-provoking book crosses disciplinary boundaries by engaging with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism, and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked.

A Sociology of Health


Author: David Wainwright
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473902967
Category: Medical
Page: 216
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`A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health `This is a very lively book that will stimulate good debate amongst students undertaking sociology of health courses in higher education' - Mathew Jones, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy, University of the West of England A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book will aid readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population. The book is topical and unique in its approach, combining commentary and analysis of classic debates in medical sociology with contemporary issues in health care policy and practice. The content is wide-ranging, including chapters on: health scares, therapy culture, new dimensions of international health, changes in health care organisation and the feminization of health. Features such as case studies, questions for debate, and further reading sections are used throughout to promote critical reflection and further debate. A Sociology of Health offers readers a fresh approach to the subject, and will be essential reading for all undergraduate students on medical sociology and sociology of health and illness courses, as well as postgraduate students in related health and social care disciplines. David Wainwright is a Senior Lecturer in the School for Health, University of Bath.

From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Critical Perspectives
Author: Simon Cohn
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118898397
Category: Social Science
Page: 168
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Originally published as Volume 26, issue 2 of The Sociology of Health & Illness.

Health and Inequality

Geographical Perspectives
Author: Sarah Curtis
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761968238
Category: Science
Page: 329
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By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.

Culture and cancer care

anthropological insights in oncology
Author: Simon Dein
Publisher: Open Univ Pr
ISBN: 9780335214594
Category: Medical
Page: 186
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Cancer is more than a biological disease. Cultural factors are involved at every stage in the journey through cancer, from prevention to palliative care.Based upon recent studies from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, Culture and Cancer Care examines a number of cultural themes in relation to cancer, including:The disparity of rates of cancer among different ethnic groupsCulture and screeningBreaking bad news and communicationCultural variations in emotional responses to cancerCultural variability in cancer treatments and the influence on prognosisPalliative care across culturesThe book focuses on three main themes: culture, race and ethnicity and their relationship to cancer; the cultural context of sickness and help-seeking behaviour; the shift from biomedicine to alternative forms of treatment. Throughout the book, a critical stance is adopted towards race and culture, focusing on the relation between these concepts and social deprivation.Culture and Cancer Care is key reading for students, researchers and practitioners in oncology and palliative care, offering a clear analysis of cultural differences with regard to illness and health care, as well as suggestions of how ethnic disparities can be overcome both at a political and local level, through cultural understanding and culturally appropriate health education.

The Society and Population Health Reader: A State and Community Perspective


Author: Ichirō Kawachi,Bruce P. Kennedy,Richard G. Wilkinson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Equality
Page: N.A
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The Body and Social Theory


Author: Chris Shilling
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446268810
Category: Social Science
Page: 336
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"Great to have a new edition - this is essential reading and provides a clear, accessible yet original overview of social theory and the body." - Sarah Nettleton, University of York "Lucidly argued and accessibly written, this book avoids the pitfalls of either too much naturalism or too much social constructivism. It is a book with something for everyone, from the classics in social theory on the body to contemporary bodily phenomena like genetics, body modification, and cultural anxieties about death." - Kathy Davis, Utrecht University Unrivalled in its clarity and coverage, this sparkling new edition of Chris Shilling's classic text is a masterful account of the emergence and development of body matters in sociology and related disciplines. A timely, well reasoned response to current concerns and controversies across the globe, it provides chapter-by-chapter coverage of the major theories, approaches and studies conducted in the field. Each chapter has been revised and updated, with new discussions of 'actor-network theory', bodywork, pragmatism, the global resurgence of religious identities, 'new genetics', biological citizenship, neuroscience, and figurations of the living and dead. Packed full of critical analysis and relevant empirical studies the book engages with the major classical and contemporary theories within body studies including the: naturalistic, interactionist, constructionist, feminist, structuralist, phenomenological, and realist. Original, logical and indispensable this is a must-have title for students and researchers engaged with the study of the body.

Researching the People's Health


Author: Jenny Popay,Gareth Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134857195
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 224
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Researching the People's Health examines the different ways in which needs are assessed and health care is organized, prioritized and delivered in circumstances of rapid change in patterns of health and illness. The book also addresses the issue of relationships between lay and expert knowledge.

Genetics and the Unsettled Past

The Collision of DNA, Race, and History
Author: Keith Wailoo,Alondra Nelson,Catherine Lee
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813553369
Category: Medical
Page: 370
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Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-being. At the same time, in many societies genetic evidence is being called upon to perform a kind of racially charged cultural work: to repair the racial past and to transform scholarly and popular opinion about the “nature” of identity in the present. Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. This unique collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines—biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology—to explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history. Written for a general audience, the book’s essays touch upon a variety of topics, including the rise and implications of DNA in genealogy, law, and other fields; the cultural and political uses and misuses of genetic information; the way in which DNA testing is reshaping understandings of group identity for French Canadians, Native Americans, South Africans, and many others within and across cultural and national boundaries; and the sweeping implications of genetics for society today.