The Sociology of Health and Illness Reader
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Sociology of Health and Illness Reader by Sarah Nettleton
Book DescriptionThe Sociology of Health and Illness Reader brings together some of the best examples of recent sociological studies on health, illness and health care. The volume emphasizes the empirical nature of medical sociology and its relationship with the development of sociological theory. It thus presents an array of substantive topics viewed from a range of contemporary theoretical positions. Reflecting the key areas of medical sociology, the chapters are organized into five sections: a Bodiesa , a Health and Riska , a Experiencing Illnessa , a Social Patterning of Health and Illnessa and a Health Care Worka . Each area is introduced by the editors, who provide an overview of the topic and highlight key developments. Although the chapters cover a wide range of topics, they all deal with issues pertinent to health and illness in the twenty--first century, and draw upon broader sociological debates around notions of risk, reflexivity, flexibility, uncertainty and late modernity. The book includes an extensive introduction that provides the student with an orientation to the field.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745622903
(252mm x 175mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 2-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This comprehensive reader offers some of the best writing currently available on health and illness in contemporary society. Edited by Sarah Nettleton, author of the best--selling The Sociology of Health and Illness textbook. Provides up--to--date, empirical material as well as covering the major theoretical perspectives.
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Author Biography - Sarah Nettleton
Sarah Nettleton is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the University of York. Ulla Gustafsson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Surrey, Roehampton.
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