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A sociology of mental health and illness

Author: David Pilgrim; Anne Rogers
Publisher: Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Providing a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, this text draws on a range of social theories and methods to illustrate its points, and information is organised along dimensions of class, race, etc.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pilgrim, David, 1950-
Sociology of mental health and illness.
Buckingham ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)665106659
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Pilgrim; Anne Rogers
ISBN: 0335203485 9780335203482 0335203477 9780335203475
OCLC Number: 40113416
Description: xv, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Perspectives on mental health and illness --
Social class, inequalities, and mental health --
Gender --
Race and ethnicity --
Age --
The mental health professions --
Questions of treatment --
The organization of psychiatry --
Psychiatry and legal control --
Users of mental health services.
Other Titles: Mental health and illness
Responsibility: David Pilgrim and Anne Rogers.
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