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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Working for Equality in Healthby Paul Bywaters; Eileen McLeod

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Unequal social relations are reflected in uneven patterns of health within and between populations. In Working for Equality in Health , health workers and academics distil the results of their efforts to understand, oppose and change health inequalities. Working for Equality in Health brings to bear the understanding of a unique combination of... more...

  • Unhealthy Societiesby Richard G. Wilkinson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 63.95

    Among the developed countries it is not the richest societies which have the best health, but those which have the smallest income differences between rich and poor. Inequality and relative poverty have absolute effects: they increase death rates. But why? How can smaller income differences raise average life expectancy? Using examples from the USA,... more...

  • New Directions In The Sociology Of Healthby Geoff Payne; Pamela Abbott

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 67.95

    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, over the years there has been a shift from a sociology in medicine to a sociology of medicine, and from a sociolgy of medicine, towards a sociology of health and illness.... more...

  • Healthby Peter Aggleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    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...

  • Risks of Medical Innovationby Thomas Schlich; Ulrich Tröhler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 196.00

    The risks involved in introducing new drugs and devices are amongst the most discussed issues of modern medicine. Presenting a new way of thinking about these issues, this volume considers risk and medical innovation from a social historical perspective, and studies specific cases of medical innovation, including X-rays, the pill and Thalidomide,... more...

  • Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illnessby Jerry Suls; Kenneth A. Wallston

    Wiley 2008; US$ 171.95

    Social Psychological Foundations of Health and Illness is a summary of current research in social-health psychology. The chapters, written by distinguished leaders in the field, provide brief surveys of classic developments in each area of study followed by extended discussion of the authors’ research programs. Includes state-of-the-art... more...

  • Vulnerable Populations in the United Statesby Leiyu Shi; Gregory D. Stevens

    Wiley 2004; US$ 78.00

    " . . . an excellent primer for undergraduates and graduate students interested in vulnerable populations and health disparities." -- New England Journal of Medicine, July 7, 2005 "I have reviewed a number of books looking for meaningful content to help my students understand and work with vulnerable populations. This is the most comprehensive,... more...

  • Habermas, Critical Theory and Healthby Graham Scambler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    The contribution of the German sociologist and philosopher Jurgen Habermas has proved seminal for attempts to understand the nature of social change in the context of global capitalism. This book provides an accessible introduction to his work and shows how his theories can be fruitfully applied to a wide range of topics in the sociology of health... more...