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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 65.95
This books describes how and why "distant" social influences, such as socialization practices, interpersonal relationships, and social organization, are often just as important as medical considerations in determining an individual's tendency toward health or illness. The essays describe some of the pathways through which these social influences are... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 90.00
While the welfare functions of workhouses have been well researched, their medical services have been comparatively neglected. Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, workhouse medicine remained central to the medical experiences of the poor. Historians of welfare and medicine have been aware of the importance of workhouse-based medical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 61.95
A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 255.00
Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...
- Springer Publishing Company 2013; US$ 75.00
This clear and accessible guide-written by social workers for social workers-describes the most current developments in neuroscience and their practical applications for social work in education, child welfare, health, mental health, and criminal justice settings. The contributions of social work experts in these key areas of practice make this vast... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 134.95
Drawing on ecosystem thinking, complexity and postnormal science, Ecological Health offers a radical new way of thinking about the health issues of the 21st Century. This volume reflects on recent social scientific engagement with Ecosystem Health research and practice and sets out a vision for the future. more...
- Routledge 1996; US$ 59.95
Health workers and academics join to distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities. The contributors detail processes by which inequalities are maintained as well as how to combat them. more...
- Taylor and Francis 1990; US$ 63.95
The sociology of medicine has come a long way from its origins in epidemiology and clinical practice. Like all specialist areas of study it has developed its own internal debates, its preferred core of research topics, and its own professional infrastructure for their analysis. Over the years, there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists. Aggleton,... more...