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Sociology of Health and Illness

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ISBN-10: 0745608949

ISBN-13: 9780745608945

Edition: 1995

Authors: Sarah Nettleton

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This book provides an introduction to key contemporary debates within the sociology of health and illness. It integrates the core tenets of traditional medical sociology with some of the fresh insights of the more current literature in the sociology of health and illness. It is written primarily for students of the social sciences who opt to study the field of health and illness in greater depth.The book aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the area of the sociology of health and illness. As such it covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range of analytic approaches. The text spans issues such as the social construction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 10/5/1995
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Introduction
Bodies
Introduction
'Reading The Body'
The Power Of The Visible: The Meaning Of Diagnostic Tests In Chronic Back Pain'
'Exchanging Spare Parts Or Becoming A New Person? People's Attitudes Toward Receiving And Donating Organs'
'Social And Ethical Aspects Of In Vitro Fertilization'
'Reproductive Genetics, Gender And The Body: 'Please Doctor, May I Have A Normal Baby?'
'A Mirage Of Genes'
'A Revenge On Modern Times.Notes On Traumatic Brain Injury'
'Contemporary Hospice Care: The Sequestration Of The Unbounded Body And Dirty Dying'
Health And Risk
Introduction
'The Rise Of Surveillance Medicine'
'Health Related Behavioural Change In Context: Young People In Transition'
'Accidents And The Risk Society: Some Problems With Prevention'
'Invisible Women? The Importance Of Gender In Lay Beliefs About Heart Problems'
'Beliefs And Accounts Of Illness: Views From Two Cantonese-Speaking Communities In England'
Experiencing Illness
Introduction
'ME And The Medical Encounter'
'Parkinson's Disease As A Problem Of Shame In Public Appearance'
'From Biographical Disruption To Biographical Reinforcement: The Case Of HIV Positive Men'
'The Meaning Of Lumps: A Case Study Of The Ambiguities Of Risk'
'Pumping Iron: Compliance With Chelation Therapy Among Young People Who Have Thalassaemia'
Social Patterning Of Health And Illness
Introduction
'Socio-Economic Change And Inequalities In Men And Women's Health In The UK'
'Ethnic Inequalities In Health: A Review Of UK Epidemiological Evidence'
'Area, Class And Health: Should We Be Focusing On Places Or People?'
'The Psycho-Social Perspective On Social Inequalities In Health'
Health Care Work
Introduction
'Medical Autonomy And The UK State 1975 - 2025'
'Humour As Resistance To Professional Dominance In Community Mental Health Teams'
'The State And Complementary Medicine: A Changing Relationship'
'Working On The Front-Line Risk Culture And Nursing In The New NH S'
Your Life In Their Hands: Trust In The Medical Encounter'
Index