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Social causes of health and disease

Author: William C Cockerham
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. This engaging text will be indispensable reading for all students and scholars of medical sociology, especially those with the courage to confront the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William C Cockerham
ISBN: 9780745661193 074566119X 9780745661209 0745661203
OCLC Number: 806198904
Description: vii, 255 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The Social Causation of Health and Disease --
2. Theorizing about Health and Disease --
3. Health Lifestyles --
4. The Power of Class --
5. Class and Health: Explaining the Relationship --
6. Age, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity as Structural Variables --
7. Living Conditions and Neighborhood Disadvantage --
8. Health and Social Capital.
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In this stimulating book, William Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors have direct causal effects on health and many diseases. He argues that stress,  Read more...

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