Sociology and Health by Peter Morrall
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Sociology and Health
By Peter Morrall

Sociology and Health

An Introduction 2nd Revised edition

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Sociology and Health by Peter Morrall

Book Description

This lively, introductory text provides students and health practitioners with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues. Written for anyone who is interested in health and disease in contemporary global society, this book engages the reader to act upon their occupational and moral responsibilities. It explains the key sociological theories and debates with humour and imagination in a way that will encourage an inquisitive and reflective approach on the part of any student who engages with the text. With individual chapters covering sociology, health, science, power, medicalisation, madness happiness, sex, violence and death, Sociology and Health is organized so that the student moves through sociological approaches and themes which constantly recur in the experience of healthcare. Students will find this a readable and controversial text which covers the ground they need to know in a thought-provoking way. Lecturers will find it a helpful text for generating discussion in tutorials and seminars. There are summaries at the end of each chapter, suggestions for further reading and ideas for the reader.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415415620
ISBN-10: 0415415624
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Feb-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter Morrall

Peter Morrall is Senior Lecturer in Health and Sociology at the University of Leeds, UK.

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