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A sociology of health

Author: David Wainwright
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008.
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Wainwright offers an authoritative introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology, aiding readers' understanding of the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and practices of an increasingly health-aware population.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sociology of health.
Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008
(DLC) 2007929434
(OCoLC)222322683
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Wainwright
ISBN: 9781849204989 1849204985 9781446213575 1446213579
OCLC Number: 429116282
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 199 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; 1 The Changing Face of Medical Sociology; 2 Doing Better, Feeling Scared: Health Statistics and the Culture of Fear; 3 The Object of Medicine; 4 Health Scares and Risk Awareness; 5 Illness Behaviour and the Discourse of Health; 6 Medicalisation in a Therapy Culture; 7 The 'Feminisation' of Health; 8 Medicine, Science and 'Higher Superstition'; 9 New Dimensions of Health Care Organisation; 10 Changing Concepts of International Health; Conclusion; Index.
Responsibility: edited by David Wainwright.

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