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Sociology of Health and Illness

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ISBN-10: 1572599219

ISBN-13: 9781572599215

Edition: 6th 2001

Authors: Peter Conrad

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List price: $50.95
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Worth Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/27/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

Peter Conrad�s books include A Song of Love and Death: The Meaning of Opera and Modern Times, Modern Places and Verdi and/or Wagner. He divides his time between London, Oxford, New York, and Lisbon.

The Social Production of Disease and Illness
The Social Nature of Disease
Medical Measures and the Decline of Mortality
Who Gets Sick? The Unequal Social Distribution of Disease
Social Class, Susceptibility, and Sickness
Excess Mortality in Harlem
Gender Differences in Mortality
A Tale of Two States
Population Health in Utah and Nevada
Our Sickening Social and Physical Environments
Popular Epidemiology: Community Response to Toxic Waste-Induced Disease
Social Relationships and Health
Dying Alone: The Social Production of Urban Isolation
Health Inequalities: Relative or Absolute Material Standards?
The Social and Cultural Meanings of Illness
Anorexia Nervosa in Context
Aids and Stigma
The Experience of Illness
Self-help Literature and the Making of an Illness Identity
The Meaning of Medications: Another Look at Compliance
The Remission Society
The Social and Organization of Medical Care
Creating and Maintaining the Dominance of Medicine
Professionalization, Monopoly, and the Structure of Medical Practice
Notes on the Decline of Midwives and the Rise of Medical Obstetricians
The End of the Golden Age of Doctoring
Countervailing Power
Changing Medical Organization and the Erosion of Trust
The Social Organization of Medical Workers
The US Health Care System
A Caring Dilemma: Womanhood and Nursing in Historical Perspective
AIDS and Its Impact on Medical Work: The Culture and Politics of the Shop Floor
Medical Industries
The Health Care Industry: Where is it Taking Us?
Medications and the Pharmaceutical Industry
Financing Medical Care
A Century of Failure: Health Care Reform in America
Paying for Health Care
Doctoring as a Business: Money, Markets, and Managed Care
Medicine in Practice
The Struggle between the Voice of Medicine and the Voice of the Lifeworld
Social Death as Self-Fulfilling Prophecy
The Language of Case Presentation
Alternative Health and the Challenges of Institutionalization
Dilemmas of Medical Technology
The Artificial Heart: How Close are We and Do We Want to Get There?
Issues in the Application of High Cost Medical Technology: The Case of Organ Transplantation
A Mirage of Genes
Contemporary Critical Debates
The Relevance of Risk
The Prevalence of Risk Factors Among Women in the United States
Risk as Moral Danger: The Social and Political Functions of Risk Discourse in Public Health
The Medicalization of American Society
Medicine as an Institution of Social Control
Biomedicalization: Technoscientific Transformations of Health, Illness, and U.S. Biomedicine
Rationing Medical Care
Rationing Medical Progress: The Way to Affordable Health Care
The Trouble with Rationing
Toward Alternatives in Health Care
Politicizing Health Care
Helping Ourselves
Illness and Internet Empowerment: Writing and Reading Breast Cancer in Cyberspace
Comparative Health Policies
Comparative Models of "Health Care," Systems
Health Care Reform: Lessons from Canada
Continuity and Change in the British National Health Service
Prevention and Society
Wellness in the Workplace: Potentials and Pitfalls of Work-Site Health Promotion
A Case for Refocusing Upstream: The Political Economy of Illness