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Key Concepts in Medical Sociology (Sage Key Concepts Series 2nd Revised edition)

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology (Sage Key Concepts Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Jonathan Gabe (author), Lee Monaghan (author)Paperback

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"Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts." - Alan Petersen, Monash University "A handbook for any student to have by their side as they embark on any course exploring the sociology of health, medicine and disease." - Jessica Clark, University Campus Suffolk "A really useful collection of concise, accessible and informative mini essays on a range of medical concepts and conceptualisations. The book is ideal for students, including those following health professional courses, and for more seasoned academics and scholars. A very handy volume." - Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln University How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework? Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition: Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociologyIncludes new relevant entries as well as classic conceptsBegins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknessesOffers further reading guidance for independent learningDraws on international literature and examples. This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

About Author

Jonathan Gabe is Professor of Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Lee Monaghan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick.


IntroductionPART ONE: SOCIAL PATTERNING OF HEALTHSocial Class - Graham ScamblerGender - Ellen AnnandaleEthnicity - James Y. NazrooPlace - Sally Macintyre and Anne EllawayMaterial and Cultural Factors - Graham ScamblerPsychosocial Factors - Antonia BifulcoLife Events - Antonia BifulcoNeo-liberal Globalization and Health Inequalities - Roberto De Vogli, Ted Schrecker and Ronald LabonteAgeing and the Life Course - Tarani ChandolaSocial Capital - Orla McDonnell PART TWO: EXPERIENCE OF HEATH AND ILLNESSMedicalization - Jonathan GabeIllness and Health-Related Behaviour - Lee F. MonaghanStigma - Lee F. Monaghan and Simon J. WilliamsEmbodiment - Simon J. Williams and Lee F. MonaghanEmotions - Gillian BendelowChronic Illness - Mike Bury and Lee F. MonaghanDisability - Nicholas WatsonIllness Narratives - Mike Bury and Lee F. MonaghanRisk - Jonathan GabeThe Sick Role - Mike Bury and Lee F. MonaghanPractitioner-Client Relationships - Alison PilnickQuality of Life - Mary BoultonAwareness Contexts - Lee F. Monaghan PART THREE: HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICEMedical Model - Mike BurySocial Constructionism - Orla McDonnellLay Knowledge - Gareth H. WilliamsReproduction - Jane SandallMedical Technologies - Alex Faulkner eHealth - Michael HardeyGeneticization - Rebecca Dimond and Jacqueline HughesBioethics - Clare Williams and Steven P. Wainwright Surveillance and Health Promotion - Sarah Nettleton PART FOUR: HEALTH WORK AND THE DIVISION OF LABOURMedical Autonomy, Dominance and Decline - Mary Ann Elston and Jonathan GabeTrust in Medicine - Jonathan Gabe Nursing and Midwifery as Occupations - Abbey HydeSocial Divisions and Formal Health Care - Catherine Theodosius Health Professional Migration - Ivy Lynn BourgeaultComplementary and Alternative Medicine - Michael HardeyEmotional Labour - Catherine Theodosius Informal Care - Sue HollinrakePART FIVE: HEALTH-CARE ORGANIZATION AND POLICYHospitals and Health Care Organizations - Per MaseidePrivatization - Jonathan Gabe Managerialism - Jonathan Gabe Consumerism - Jonathan GabeCitizenship and Health - Gareth H. WilliamsSocial Movements and Health - Nick CrossleyMedicines Regulation - Jonathan GabeEvaluation - Nicholas MaysMalpractice - Jonathan Gabe

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780857024787
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 256
  • ID: 9780857024787
  • ISBN10: 0857024787
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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