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Social causes of health and disease

Author: William C Cockerham
Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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. Noting a new emphasis upon social structure in both theory and multi-level research techniques, the author argues that a paradigm shift has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William C Cockerham
ISBN: 0745680755 9780745680750
OCLC Number: 888087550
Notes: Previous ed.: 2007.
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 255 p.)
Contents: Preface 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 Concluding Remarks References Index
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