The Sociology of Health Inequalities

Author: Mel Bartley,David Blane,George Davey Smith

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 9780631209294

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 5278

Leading researchers in the social sciences describe and explain the unequal chances of long and healthy life between social groups, ethnic groups, men and women and geographical areas.

Medicine, Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258459

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 8978

Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Author: N.A

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: 9780335203475

Category: Medical

Page: 238

View: 3182

Providing a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, this text draws on a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, and information is organised along dimensions of class, race, etc.

The Sociology of the Health Service

Author: Michael Bury,Michael Calnan,Reader in the Sociology of Health Studies Michael Calnan,Jonathan Gabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134969406

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 2232

The Sociology of the Health Service responds directly to the need to develop a sociological analysis of current health policy. Topics covered vary from privatisation and health service management to health education and the politics of professional power. Also included is an histroical review of sociology's contributions to health policy and proposals for an agenda for sociological health policy research in the 1990s.

From Health Behaviours to Health Practices

Critical Perspectives

Author: Simon Cohn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118898370

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 8356

A wide range of international contributions draw on theoreticaland empirical sources to explore whether alternatives exist to bothconceptualise and conduct research into what people do anddon’t do, in relation to their health and experiences ofillness. Presents a collection of international contributions thatcomplement, as well as critique, dominant conceptualisations ofhealth behaviour Includes a wide range of both theoretical perspectives andempirical cases Reasserts the unique contribution social sciences can make tohealth research Challenges assumptions about the usefulness of the concept ofhealth behaviour A timely publication given the rise of chronic and lifestylediseases and the resulting changes in global health agendas

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470998326

Category: Social Science

Page: 597

View: 7633

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field

Ethnicity, Health and Health Care

Understanding Diversity, Tackling Disadvantage

Author: Waqar Ahmad,Hannah Bradby

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444304402

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 1843

This volume considers the implications of national andinternational social, political, and economic realities for healthand health care provision to minority ethnic groups. Addresses continuity and change in debates on ethnicity,health, and health care Considers the implications of national and internationalsocial, political, and economic realities for health and healthcare provision to minority ethnic groups Represents the experiences of settled and new minority ethnicgroups, refugees, and asylum seekers across the world Includes international comparisons between Caribbean migrantsto the US and UK, the provision of interpreters in general practiceand the variations in uptake of disability living allowance acrossethnic groups

Public Health

Social Context and Action

Author: Scriven, Angela,Garman, Sebastian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335221505

Category: Medical

Page: 234

View: 8660

This important book makes a significant contribution to the emergent body of public health knowledge by examining debates around the social context of health, including key socio-economic, environmental and cultural factors

Contested Illnesses

Citizens, Science, and Health Social Movements

Author: Phil Brown,Rachel Morello-Frosch,Stephen Zavestoski

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520950429

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

View: 5614

The politics and science of health and disease remain contested terrain among scientists, health practitioners, policy makers, industry, communities, and the public. Stakeholders in disputes about illnesses or conditions disagree over their fundamental causes as well as how they should be treated and prevented. This thought-provoking book crosses disciplinary boundaries by engaging with both public health policy and social science, asserting that science, activism, and policy are not separate issues and showing how the contribution of environmental factors in disease is often overlooked.

A Sociology of Health

Author: David Wainwright

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473902967

Category: Medical

Page: 216

View: 6218

`A Sociology of Health charts a way forward for a medical sociology that can make a positive contribution to medical practice and health policy' - Dr Michael Fitzpatrick, East London GP and author of The Tyranny of Health `This is a very lively book that will stimulate good debate amongst students undertaking sociology of health courses in higher education' - Mathew Jones, Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Policy, University of the West of England A Sociology of Health offers an authoritative and up-to-date introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology. The book will aid readers' understanding of how sociological approaches are crucial to understanding the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs, and practices, of an increasingly health-aware population. The book is topical and unique in its approach, combining commentary and analysis of classic debates in medical sociology with contemporary issues in health care policy and practice. The content is wide-ranging, including chapters on: health scares, therapy culture, new dimensions of international health, changes in health care organisation and the feminization of health. Features such as case studies, questions for debate, and further reading sections are used throughout to promote critical reflection and further debate. A Sociology of Health offers readers a fresh approach to the subject, and will be essential reading for all undergraduate students on medical sociology and sociology of health and illness courses, as well as postgraduate students in related health and social care disciplines. David Wainwright is a Senior Lecturer in the School for Health, University of Bath.

Health and Inequality

Geographical Perspectives

Author: Sarah Curtis

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761968238

Category: Science

Page: 329

View: 6064

By relating theoretical arguments to specific landscapes Sarah Curtis develops the basis for a geographical analysis of health problems and proposes a range of strategies for reducing disadvantage and societal inequalities.

Culture and cancer care

anthropological insights in oncology

Author: Simon Dein

Publisher: Open Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780335214594

Category: Medical

Page: 186

View: 9565

Cancer is more than a biological disease. Cultural factors are involved at every stage in the journey through cancer, from prevention to palliative care.Based upon recent studies from the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States, Culture and Cancer Care examines a number of cultural themes in relation to cancer, including:The disparity of rates of cancer among different ethnic groupsCulture and screeningBreaking bad news and communicationCultural variations in emotional responses to cancerCultural variability in cancer treatments and the influence on prognosisPalliative care across culturesThe book focuses on three main themes: culture, race and ethnicity and their relationship to cancer; the cultural context of sickness and help-seeking behaviour; the shift from biomedicine to alternative forms of treatment. Throughout the book, a critical stance is adopted towards race and culture, focusing on the relation between these concepts and social deprivation.Culture and Cancer Care is key reading for students, researchers and practitioners in oncology and palliative care, offering a clear analysis of cultural differences with regard to illness and health care, as well as suggestions of how ethnic disparities can be overcome both at a political and local level, through cultural understanding and culturally appropriate health education.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health & Illness

Author: Kevin White

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: 9781412918794

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 7108

This is a new edition of the best-selling textbook for students in the Sociology of Health & Illness. The First Edition was widely praised for its clarity, accessibility, and comprehensive coverage. All of these features are retained in the new edition. The result is a book that academics and students in the sociology of health and illness will use as a ‘first stop’ to study. Free of jargon, intuitive about student needs and well versed in course requirements, the new edition will refresh old readers and delight new ones.

Wandel der Intimität

Sexualität, Liebe und Erotik in modernen Gesellschaften

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105610855

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

View: 3192

Seit der »sexuellen Revolution« der siebziger Jahre ist das Thema Sexualität in aller Munde. Der Feminismus und das Coming-Out der Homosexuellen haben die tradierten Geschlechterrollen ebenso in Frage gestellt wie die sexuelle Moral. Trotzdem gelten Sex, Liebe und Erotik immer noch als ausschließlich private Bereiche. Der Wandel der Intimität, so zeigt Giddens, betrifft aber ebenso wie unsere ganz persönlichen Beziehungskrisen die Demokratie unserer modernen Gesellschaften. Dieser Wandel geht nicht etwa, wie Konservative behaupten, in die Richtung immer größerer Permissivität und ungehemmten Sex mit möglichst vielen Partnern. Vielmehr entwickeln sich unsere Liebesbeziehungen, Freundschaften und Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen hin zu mehr Partnerschaft und Gegenseitigkeit. »Demokratie«, dafür plädiert Giddens’ umfassende Analyse, ist daher nicht nur eine politische Forderung, sondern ein Schlüsselbegriff für die neue Partnerschaftlichkeit im privaten Leben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Genetics and the Unsettled Past

The Collision of DNA, Race, and History

Author: Keith Wailoo,Alondra Nelson,Catherine Lee

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813553369

Category: Medical

Page: 370

View: 8423

Our genetic markers have come to be regarded as portals to the past. Analysis of these markers is increasingly used to tell the story of human migration; to investigate and judge issues of social membership and kinship; to rewrite history and collective memory; to right past wrongs and to arbitrate legal claims and human rights controversies; and to open new thinking about health and well-being. At the same time, in many societies genetic evidence is being called upon to perform a kind of racially charged cultural work: to repair the racial past and to transform scholarly and popular opinion about the “nature” of identity in the present. Genetics and the Unsettled Past considers the alignment of genetic science with commercial genealogy, with legal and forensic developments, and with pharmaceutical innovation to examine how these trends lend renewed authority to biological understandings of race and history. This unique collection brings together scholars from a wide range of disciplines—biology, history, cultural studies, law, medicine, anthropology, ethnic studies, sociology—to explore the emerging and often contested connections among race, DNA, and history. Written for a general audience, the book’s essays touch upon a variety of topics, including the rise and implications of DNA in genealogy, law, and other fields; the cultural and political uses and misuses of genetic information; the way in which DNA testing is reshaping understandings of group identity for French Canadians, Native Americans, South Africans, and many others within and across cultural and national boundaries; and the sweeping implications of genetics for society today.