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Medicine and society. Social medicine. Medical sociology

  • Reconciling Work and Familyby Masahiro Abe; Chizuka Hamamoto; Shigeto Tanaka

    International Labour Office 2003; US$ 5.00

    Explores trends in the socio-economic climate in Japan during the 1980s and 1990s and examines the implications for work of changing family needs. Considers the impact on the family of working conditions and family support measures and investigates why work-family support programmes are not being effectively utilized. Makes recommendations for the... more...

  • At Risk in Americaby Lu Ann Aday

    Wiley 2002; US$ 85.00

    This updated second edition of At Risk in America provides a detailed analysis of those key population groups most vulnerable to disease and injury in the United States today-including homeless persons, refugees and immigrants, people living with AIDS, alcohol and substance abusers, high-risk mothers and infants, victims of family or other violence,... 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...

  • The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicineby Gary L. Albrecht; Ray Fitzpatrick; Susan C Scrimshaw

    SAGE Publications 1999; US$ 93.00

    This book brings together world-class figures to provide an indispensable, comprehensive resource book on social science, health and medicine. more...

  • Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europeby Jon Arrizabalaga; Andrew Cunningham; Ole Peter Grell

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    The role of religion was of paramount importance in the change of attitudes and approaches to health care and charity which took place in the centuries following the Council of Trent. Health Care and Poor Relief in Counter-Reformation Europe , examines the effects of the Counter-Reformation on health care and poor relief in Southern Catholic Europe... more...

  • Interdisciplinary Researchby John Atkinson; Malcolm Crowe

    Wiley 2006; US$ 89.99

    An important book by researchers from across disciplines introducing varying ideas on research, important in these days of inter-disciplinary and multi-centered investigation. The book introduces academics to new areas of endeavour and encourages researchers and students to think broadly when devising their studies. Linking chapters present the contributions... more...

  • 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...

  • Work, Worklessness, and the Political Economy of Healthby Clare Bambra

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 64.99

    We are told that 'work is good for us' and that ill health is caused by 'individual lifestyles'. Drawing on research from public health, social policy, epidemiology, geography and political science, this evidence-based inter-disciplinary book firmly challenges these contemporary orthodoxies. It systematically demonstrates that work... more...

  • The Sociology and Politics of Healthby David Banks; Michael Purdy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 62.95

    Health care systems, the role of health professionals and the experience of health and illness are all undergoing change and development as we enter the twenty-first century. The Sociology and Politics of Health is a collection of key readings through which to explore the sociological and political dimensions of health, illness and health care. Combining... more...

  • Health and Exclusionby David Banks; Michael Purdy

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    Health and Exclusion is a pioneering examination of those policies and practices of exclusion currently experienced by health 'customers' in the UK. Chapters document examples of exclusion in a number of controversial areas, including: *the impact of poverty on the health of children *exclusion in maternity care *exclusion of those with mental... more...