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Social causes of health and disease

Author: William C Cockerham
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity, 2013.
Edition/Format:   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 0745661203 9780745661209
OCLC Number: 851694343
Description: vii, 255 p. ; 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 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 possibility that society really does make people sick.

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