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Health, illness, and the social body : a critical sociology

Author: Peter E S Freund; Meredith B McGuire; Linda S Podhurst
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness.-publisher description.
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Freund, Peter E. S.
Health, illness, and the social body.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, ©2003
(OCoLC)974379578
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter E S Freund; Meredith B McGuire; Linda S Podhurst
ISBN: 013098230X 9780130982308
OCLC Number: 50115726
Description: xi, 436 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: A sociological perspective on health, illness, and the body --
Who becomes sick, injured, or dies? --
The material foundations of health and illness --
Mind, body, and society --
Social organization, health, and illness --
The social meaning of sickness --
Experiencing chronic illness, pain, and disability --
Seeking health and help --
The social construction of medical knowledge --
Modern biomedicine: knowledge and practice --
Stratification and power in health care systems --
Economic interests and power in health care.
Responsibility: Peter E.S. Freund, Meredith B. McGuire, Linda S. Podhurst.

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