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The Blackwell companion to medical sociology

Author: William C Cockerham; Blackwell Reference Online (Online service)
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 2005.
Series: Blackwell companions to sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of 26 original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Blackwell companion to medical sociology.
Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 2005
(OCoLC)57456913
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Cockerham; Blackwell Reference Online (Online service)
ISBN: 9781405166690 140516669X 0631217037 9780631217039 1405122668 9781405122665
OCLC Number: 244175850
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 528 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Medical sociology and sociological theory --
Health and culture --
The sociology of the body --
Health and social stratification --
From women's health to a gender analysis of health --
Work stress and health --
Migration, health, and stress --
Health professions and occupations --
The convergence and divergence of modern health care systems --
The American health care system: entering the twenty-first century with high risk, major challenges, and great opportunities --
The evolution of health care in Canada: toward community or corporate control? --
Medical sociology in Mexico --
Social science and health in Brazil --
Medical sociology in Great Britain --
The French paradoxes --
Medical sociology in Germany --
Society, health, and health care in Sweden --
The Russian health care experiment: transition of the health care system and rethinking the sociology of medicine --
In and out of communism: the macrosocial context of health in Poland --
Transformation of the health care system in the Czech Republic: a sociological perspective --
Health and health care in South Africa against an African background --
Health, health care, and medical education in the Arab world --
Health and health care in Israel --
Medicine and health care in Australia --
Health, illness, and health policy in Japan --
The great reversal: transformation of health care in the People's Republic of China.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to sociology.
Other Titles: Medical sociology
Responsibility: edited by William C. Cockerham.

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