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- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 77.50
In this seminal collection of articles on health care in the Third World, sociological perspectives are applied to medical issues in revealing ways. Fourteen essays (all but two of which are original to this volume) examine the social production of health, disease, and systems of care throughout the developing world. The volume covers a range of... more...
- SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 36.00
A clear, bold book which provides a contemporary account of why medicine and health matter in our modern society. Written by an expert in both sociology and medicine, it critically explores key areas of debate and policy whilst explaining the practical realities of medicine today. more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2012; US$ 134.95
The 30th Anniversary volume of Research in the Sociology of Health Care looks at the important links between major social factors and health and health care. The four main factors analysed in the book are race/ethnicity, immigration, Socioeconomic Status (SES) and gender. more...
- SAGE Publications 2003; US$ 58.00
'Simon Williams has produced an original and comprehensive sociological statement of the centrality of the body to an understanding of medicine, health and illness... It will shape future teaching and research in the field of health and illness' - Bryan S Turner, Professor of Sociology, University of Cambridge more...
- SAGE Publications 1995; US$ 62.00
`Turner's intelligible and readable style and his broad grasp of social theory and history make this volume an interesting blend of historical particularities and specific cross-national examples. It is a work that is both entertaining, informative and accessible' - Medical Sociology News more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 69.95
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$ 64.95
A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader covers various perspectives, is international in scope, and is a valuable resource for sociology and social science students. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 270.00
Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1966 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection. more...