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Understanding health : a sociological introduction

Author: Anne-Marie Barry; Chris Yuill
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an introduction to the sociology of health and illness. This book explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. It describes how, for centuries, our  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Marie Barry; Chris Yuill
ISBN: 9780761973065 0761973060 9780761973072 0761973079
OCLC Number: 50614551
Description: viii, 152 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The Sociology of Health and Illness: Explaining and Theorising --
2. The Development of Modern Medicine: Delusions of Adequacy --
3. Medical Care of Medical Control? --
4. Challenging Medical Dominance --
5. Gender, Ethnicity, 'Race' and Mental Health --
6. Class, Capitalism and Health --
7. The Sociology of the Body --
8. Health in a Social Context: The Challenge of Ageing --
9. Health care Contexts.
Responsibility: Anne-Marie Barry and Chris Yuill.
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