Social Causes of Health and Disease

In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects ...

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780745680750

Category: Social Science

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In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research techniques, the author argues that a paradigm shift has been emerging in 21st-century medical sociology, which looks beyond individual explanations for health and disease. The field has headed toward a fundamentally different orientation, and Cockerham’s work has been at the forefront of these changes. The second edition of his compelling account has been thoroughly revised and updated with further contemporary developments, and also includes an expanded discussion of the relationship between race and health as well as new material on health care reform and social policy. This engaging text will be indispensable reading for all students and scholars of medical sociology, especially those with the courage to confront the possibility that society really does make people sick.
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The Social Causes of Health and Disease

This stimulating book has become a go-to text for understanding the role that social factors play in the experience of health and many diseases.

Author: William C. Cockerham

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ISBN: 1509540369

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Social Dimensions of Health and Disease

In this book leading New Zealand health researchers bring together the latest ideas and findings from this rapidly growing field.

Author: John Spicer

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ISBN: NWU:35556026090076

Category: Medicine

Page: 368

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To understand health and disease it is also necessary to examine their 'social dimensions' with analyses of cultural, psychological, demographic, economic, political and other social factors. This understanding is needed to help identify the determinants of health and disease, and to guide the development of health policy and health care services. In this book leading New Zealand health researchers bring together the latest ideas and findings from this rapidly growing field.
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The Health and Society Reader

The Health and Society Reader: Health and Disease in a Changing Environment provides students with both an introduction to the sociological study of health and disease and a contemporary view of critical issues in the field.

Author: Fernando Rivera

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ISBN: 1516542436

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The Health and Society Reader: Health and Disease in a Changing Environment provides students with both an introduction to the sociological study of health and disease and a contemporary view of critical issues in the field. The anthology is divided into seven sections. Sections I and II contain engaging, thought-provoking readings on medical sociology and the social causes of health disparities, including inequality, gender, and veteran status. Section III examines demographic shifts and health, helping readers better understand the relationship between aging and health and migration and healthcare access. In Sections IV and V, students read about family support and mental health, the correlation between religion, stress, and health, doctor-patient interactions, and social capital and health. Closing sections address the impact of neighborhoods on health, medical tourism, global health, and environment, risk, and health. Featuring informative and accessible articles, The Health and Society Reader is an ideal resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in medical sociology, sociology of health and illness, and social determinants of health. It can be also be used as a supplemental text for courses in psychology, anthropology, nursing, social work, and other health-related fields. Fernando I. Rivera is a professor of sociology at the University of Central Florida. He holds a Ph.D. and a M.A. in sociology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Rivera has established an ongoing research program in the fields of medical sociology/sociology of health, race and ethnicity, and the sociology of disasters. Hyung Sam Park is an associate lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of Central Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, PA. He has taught courses on health and illness, the environment, social problems, social networks, and quantitative methods.
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Health Illness and Society

Several other social causes of health and disease exist. Because they interact
with social class, race and ethnicity, gender, age, and LGBTQ status in complex
ways, this chapter has already mentioned some of these causes in passing.

Author: Steven E. Barkan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538129937

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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This engaging text provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Serving as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also presents a summary of the field for medical sociologists and for public health scholars and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its emphasis on the social roots of health and disease and on the impact of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The book also critically examines health care in the United States and around the world and evaluates the achievements and limitations of the Affordable Care Act and other recent health care reform efforts.
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The Word as Scalpel

Medical sociology is now an established subdiscipline in both medicine and sociology. This book traces the intellectual and institutional evolution of the field in relation to antecedents of the past 2000 years.

Author: Samuel William Bloom

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0195072324

Category: Medical

Page: 348

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Medical sociology is now an established subdiscipline in both medicine and sociology. This book traces the intellectual and institutional evolution of the field in relation to antecedents of the past 2000 years. Drawing on his own experience as a participant and witness as well as from diverse fields, the author provides an account of the ongoing search for knowledge about relationship between illness, medicine, and society.
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The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

The chapters in this volume not only review relevant empirical research, but are also theoretically informed.

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444314793

Category: Social Science

Page: 616

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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the keyconcepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues inmedical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, bothestablished and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engagingissues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues ofthe sub-discipline Global range of contributors and an internationalperspective
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Cambridge Handbook of Psychology Health and Medicine

Cockerham W. (2013) Social Causes of Health and Disease. ... The Psychosocial
Model Psychosocial risk factors such as social support, stress, levels of control at
work and the home–work balance need to be taken into account when seeking ...

Author: Carrie Llewellyn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316625873

Category: Psychology

Page: 900

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This third edition of the much acclaimed Cambridge Handbook of Psychology, Health and Medicine offers a fully up-to-date, comprehensive, accessible, one-stop resource for doctors, health care professionals, mental health care professionals (such as psychologists, counsellors, specialist nurses), academics, researchers, and students specializing in health across all these fields. The new streamlined structure of the book features brief section overviews summarising the state of the art of knowledge on the topic to make the information easier to find. The encyclopaedic aspects of the Handbook have been retained; all the entries, as well as the extensive references, have been updated. Retaining all the virtues of the original, this edition is expanded with a range of new topics, such as the effects of conflict and war on health and wellbeing, advancements in assisted reproduction technology, e-health interventions, patient-reported outcome measures, health behaviour change interventions, and implementing changes into health care practice.
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An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

Even if it were lifestyle risk behaviours that were the cause of disease, extensive
studies have shown that it is almost impossible for people to change their lifestyle
on their own and in isolation from their social circumstances. In the Multiple ...

Author: Kevin White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761964002

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident of nature. It is a consequence of the social, political and economic organization of society. In developing this thesis, the author systematically introduces students to the major sociological explanations of the role and functions of medical explanations of disease. The book situates the student securely in the literature and provides a guide to the strengths and weaknesses of the major sociological approaches. It draws out the essential features of the major sociological contributions and elucidates how an appreciation of the dynamics of class, gender, ethnicity and the sociology of knowledge challenges medical power.
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Medical Sociology on the Move

This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology.

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400761933

Category: Social Science

Page: 267

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This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.
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Medical Sociology

Account for the emergence of new infectious diseases. The purpose of this book
is to introduce readers to the field of medical sociology. Recognition of the
significance of the complex relationship between social factors and the level of
health ...

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317211709

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to the new fourteenth edition. Other updates include: • Coverage of Zika, Ebola, MERS, and updates on other pandemics • Expanded discussion of obesity as a disease • Coverage of the widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor • New information on the decline of life expectancy among American white women, especially those who live in rural counties • New material on biomarkers, gene–environment interaction, and stress • Analysis of the role of the hidden curriculum in medical schools • Exiting the Affordable Care Act
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The Sociology of Health Illness and Health Care A Critical Approach

The text exposes the sociological and ethical dilemmas of modern health care and challenges students to think analytically, while its unique critical perspective enables readers to question their previously held beliefs about health and ...

Author: Rose Weitz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305583702

Category: Social Science

Page: 432

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Extremely student friendly and completely up to date, THE SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH, ILLNESS, AND HEALTH CARE: A CRITICAL APPROACH, 7th Edition delivers a comprehensive, cutting-edge overview that includes both micro- and macro-level topics. The text exposes the sociological and ethical dilemmas of modern health care and challenges students to think analytically, while its unique critical perspective enables readers to question their previously held beliefs about health and illness. Thorough discussions of health and health care emphasize how social forces can prevent or foster illness, affect cultural ideas about illness and disability, structure health care institutions, and affect the lives of health care workers. Race, class, gender, and disability issues are highlighted throughout the text; the book also summarizes the social causes of health and illness in less developed nations and the diverse ways that nations provide (or don't provide) health care. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Bio social Issues in Health

Themes included are:¿Issues on Health and Disease Approaches¿Health and Health Care Systems: Socio-cultural and Ecological Dimension¿Nutrition, Human Growth and Development¿Health and Mental Illness¿Contemporary Issues in Tribal Health ...

Author: R. K. Pathak

Publisher: Northern Book Centre

ISBN: 8172112254

Category: Public health

Page: 598

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Themes included are:¿Issues on Health and Disease Approaches¿Health and Health Care Systems: Socio-cultural and Ecological Dimension¿Nutrition, Human Growth and Development¿Health and Mental Illness¿Contemporary Issues in Tribal Health and Care of the AgedContributors are from ¿Academic and research institutions of various States and Union Territories¿Subject specialists from different fields such as ¿Anthropology¿Biochemistry¿Bio-medicine ¿Community medicine¿Demography ¿Geography¿Home science¿Indigenous System of Medicine¿Ayurveda ¿Microbiology ¿ Pediatrics¿Philosophy¿Psychiatry and Social Psychology¿Covers a variety of therapies ranging from traditional to modern therapy for curing illness and disease¿Research Papers have been reviewed by the subject specialists¿Useful for the academicians from the fields of anthropology, sociology, psychology, home science, medical professionals, social scientists, administrators, planners, NGOs, teachers and students of various disciplines, and the broad spectrum of scholars interested in the science of man.
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Unequal Health

Unequal Health contrasts popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits with research on those factors reported in the scientific literature.

Author: Grace Budrys

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742527417

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

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Unequal Health contrasts popular beliefs about the relevance of such factors as sex, race, poverty, and health habits with research on those factors reported in the scientific literature. While the scientific research has burgeoned in recent years, the results are upsetting some firmly fixed beliefs regarding what people can or should do to improve their health.
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Global Health

Health. and. Disease. in. Populations. ADNAN A. HYDER, PRASANTHI
PUVANACHANDRA, AND RICHARD H. MORROW Using ... (WHO) defined
health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not
merely the absence of disease or infirmity. ... in this book: Disease is anything
that a person experiences that causes, literally, “dis-ease”; that is, anything that
leads to discomfort, ...

Author: Michael H. Merson

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers

ISBN: 9780763785598

Category: Medical

Page: 936

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Rev. ed. of: International public health. 2nd ed. c2006.
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Material Discourses of Health and Illness

have psychological or social causes (Engel 1977). This allows for aspects of the
environment to be identified and measured to determine their effect upon the
likelihood of people contracting certain diseases. An obvious example of this is
the ...

Author: Lucy Yardley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134773817

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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Material Discourses of Health and Illness applies discursive approaches to the field of health psychology, in stark contrast to the bio-medical model of health and illness. The discursive approach uses the person's experience and feelings as the central focus of interest, whereas the more traditional models regarded these as coincidental and relatively unimportant. The book provides an accessible and compelling introduction to social constructionist and discursive approaches to those with limited previous knowledge of socio-linguistic theory and research. It provides practical examples of how these approaches can be applied to the field of health psychology with a collection of sophisticated discursive analyses which demonstrate the distinctive contribution that can be made by psychologists to a field that has been largely dominated by sociologists and anthropologists.
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From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Cockerham, W.C. (2005) Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency
and structure, Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 46, 1, 51–67. Cockerham,
W.C. (2007) Social Causes of Health and Disease. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Author: Simon Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118898376

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

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A wide range of international contributions draw on theoretical and empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to both conceptualise and conduct research into what people do and don’t do, in relation to their health and experiences of illness. Presents a collection of international contributions that complement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations of health behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives and empirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make to health research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept of health behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestyle diseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas
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Futures for the Heads of the Valleys

In our current situation , dominated by cancer , heart disease and other '
degenerative diseases ' , the role of medicine is of course quite different . But
even here ... 11 ) W . C . Cockerham , Social Causes of Health and Disease ,
Polity , 2007 .

Author: John Osmond

Publisher: Institute of Welsh Affairs

ISBN: 1904773354

Category: Valleys

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Studies deriving from a highly successful IWA conference on the Heads of the Valleys held in 2008, followed by a specialised seminar organised by the IWA in association with the Regeneration Institute at Cardiff University.
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Handbook of Social Problems

We know that diseases are not always exclusively biological; rather, their onset
and course are often instigated and abetted by living conditions and behavior.
Health becomes a social problem when the social aspects of people's lives
cause ...

Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452261553

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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The Handbook of Social Problems: A Comparative International Perspective provides a unique, broadly comparative perspective on the current state of social problems and deviance in a variety of societies around the world. Editor George Ritzer, along with leading U.S. and global sociologists, examines the relationship between social problems and a society's level of development and affluence. The essays in this volume focus on interrelated issues involved in the relationship between social problems and the level of development and affluence. The Handbook explores the theory of the weakness of the strong—in other words, strong or wealthy nations may have greater vulnerability to some social problems than less developed or affluent societies. This theory is clearly illustrated in this volume by the aftermath of September 11, 2001depicting the vulnerability of the U.S. to social problems in far-removed corners of the world. In addition, the international and comparative essays in this volume cover other important issues such as the impact of modern technologies on social problems, ecological problems, global inequality, health as a social problem, and much more. The Handbook of Social Problems is a vital resource for sociologists and graduate students, as well as an excellent addition to any academic library.
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Law and Global Health

Recent books include Social Causes of Health and Disease (2nd edn, Polity
Press, 2013), Medical Sociology on the Move: New Directions in Theory (
Springer, 2013), and Sociology of Mental Disorder (9th edn, Pearson
PrenticeHall, 2013).

Author: Michael Freeman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191003462

Category: Political Science

Page: 600

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Current Legal Issues, like its sister volume Current Legal Problems (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice. Law and Global Health, the sixteenth volume in the Current Legal Issues series, offers an insight into the scholarship examining the relationship between global health and the law. Covering a wide range of areas from all over the world, articles in the volume look at areas of human rights, vulnerable populations, ethical issues, legal responses and governance.
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