Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness by Kevin White
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Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness
By Kevin White

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

2nd Revised edition

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Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness by Kevin White

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"Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health showing clearly that health and illness are the products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health." (Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford). "I have used this book for many years because it is so well written, and it is easy for the students to understand." (Julianne Law, Bangor University). "An excellent introductory text to help the students to begin to critically analyse different perspectives on health." (Debbie Chittenden, University of Bolton). This is a new edition of the best-selling textbook for students of the sociology of health and illness. Free of jargon, intuitive about student needs and well versed in course requirements, Kevin White's book is used widely across both health and sociology schools.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781412918794
ISBN-10: 1412918790
Format: Paperback
(242mm x 170mm x 15mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Kevin White

Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness by Kevin White Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness, Paperback (January 2017)

With expanded coverage of Fleck and a new section on 'Transformations of the Medical Profession', this updated Third Edition provides students with a sociologically-focussed and theoretically informed introduction

Sage Dictionary of Health and Society by Kevin White Sage Dictionary of Health and Society, Paperback (January 2006)

'...authoritative and comprehensive. It provides clear, confident and succinct summaries of key terms, concepts,debates and influential figures in the field of social aspects of health' - Ray Fitzpatrick, Professor of Public Health, University of Oxford This much-needed resource covers over 900 terms commonly used in the health studies field.

Inequality in Australia by Kevin White Inequality in Australia, Paperback (February 2003)

This text analyses the changing nature of inequality in Australia.

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Author Biography - Kevin White

Kevin White is Reader in Sociology at the Australian National University, Canberra. He has held appointments at Flinders University, Wollongong University and Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand. He has published widely in the sociology of health and in the social history of medicine. At ANU he lectures the large introductory class, Introduction to Social Psychology, The Sociology of Health and Illness, Classical Social theory and Qualitative Methods.

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