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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • Social Inequality and Public Healthby Salvatore J. Babones

    Policy Press 2009; US$ 39.95

    This book brings together the latest research findings from some of the most respected medical and social scientists in the world, surveying four pathways to understanding the social determinants of health. more...

  • The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociologyby William Cockerham

    Wiley 2010; US$ 225.95

    An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics,... more...

  • Social Epidemiologyby Lisa F. Berkman; Ichiro Kawachi

    Oxford University Press, USA 2000; US$ 64.99

    The authors of this groundbreaking text define social epidemiology as the study of the social determinants of health, implying that an important goal of public health is to identify and address factors in the social environment that may be related to health outcomes. In the first systematic account of this field, they focus on the major social variables... more...

  • Key Concepts in Health Studiesby Chris Yuill; Iain Crinson; Eilidh Duncan

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 42.00

    As with the other popular Key Concepts titles from SAGE, this book provides an accesible introduction which covers all the major themes and topics of health. more...

  • Democraciesby Barbara Wejnert

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 124.95

    Volume 19 in the Research in Political Sociology series is devoted to health problems, challenges and accomplishments in democratic societies. It includes papers addressing health systems and health policies in a broad spectrum of countries from India, Sr more...

  • Health and Health Care In Developing Countriesby Peter Conrad; Eugene B Gallagher

    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...

  • Medicine, Health and Societyby Hannah Bradby

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 37.00

    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...

  • Issues in Health and Health Care Related to Race/Ethnicity, Immigration, SES and Genderby Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld

    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...

  • Medicine and the Bodyby Simon Johnson Williams

    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...

  • Medical Power and Social Knowledgeby Bryan S Turner

    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...