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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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...

  • Social Psychology of Health and Illnessby Glenn S. Sanders; Jerry Suls

    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...

  • Medicine and the Workhouseby Jonathan Reinarz; Leonard Schwarz

    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...

  • Neuroscience for Social Workby Holly Matto; Jessica Strolin-Goltzman; Michelle Ballan

    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...

  • Ecological Healthby Maya K. Gislason; Barbara KatzRothman

    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...

  • Biotechnology in Our Livesby Jeremy Gruber; Sheldon Krimsky

    Skyhorse Publishing 2013; US$ 27.95

    For a quarter of a century, the Council for Responsible Genetics has provided a unique historical lens into the modern history, science, ethics, and politics of genetic technologies. Since 1983 the Council has had leading scientists, activists, science writers, and public health advocates researching and reporting on a broad spectrum of issues, including... more...

  • Medicine as Cultureby Deborah Lupton

    SAGE Publications 2012; US$ 53.00

    The Third Edition of a seminal text which is widely recommended to upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of health, anthropology, nursing and cultural studies. more...

  • Eventful Bodiesby Michael Schillmeier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Disrupting, questioning and altering the taken-for-granted ‘cosmos’ of everyday life, the experiences of illness challenge the different ways in which social normalcy is remembered, maintained and expected. Using rich qualitative and ethnographic data alongside print and on-line media sources, this book explores the various experiences of... more...

  • An Introduction to Medical Sociologyby David Tuckett

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Health and Society in Twentieth Century Britainby Helen Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 75.95

    Few things tell us more of a nation's general well-being than the development of the life-expectancy of its citizens; the rising standards of health that they come to demand; and how evenly that improvement is shared throughout society. Helen Jones examines the record of twentieth-century Britain in these respects. She has much heartening progress... more...