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A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections: * health beliefs and knowledge * inequalities and patterning of health and illness * professional and patient interaction * chronic illness and disability * evaluation and politics in health care. With a thorough introduction which sets the scene for the field as a whole, and section introductions which contextualize each chapter, the reader includes a number of different perspectives on health and illness, is international in scope, and will provide an invaluable resource to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415257558
ISBN-10: 0415257557
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x 25mm)
Pages: 414
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 25-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Bury

Michael Bury is Professor of Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Jonathan Gabe is Reader in Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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