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Understanding health : a sociological introduction

Author: Anne-Marie Barry; Chris Yuill
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2002.
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A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the sociology of health and illness, written for students on a wide range of courses. Understanding Health clearly explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. Beginning with an overview of the discipline, the authors set out the different theoretical perspectives offered by sociology.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Barry, Anne-Marie.
Understanding health.
London ; Thousand Oaks : SAGE Publications, 2002
(DLC) 2002107102
(OCoLC)50614551
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne-Marie Barry; Chris Yuill
ISBN: 9781412931403 1412931401
OCLC Number: 70773909
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 152 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
The sociology of health and illness: Explaining and theorising; Chapter 2 --
The development of modern medicine: Delusions of adequacy; Chapter 3 --
Medical care or medical control?; Chapter 4 --
Challenging medical dominance; Chapter 5 --
Gender, ethnicity, 'race' and mental health; Chapter 6 --
Class, capitalism and health; Chapter 7 --
The sociology of the body; Chapter 8 --
Health in a social context; Chapter 9 --
Health care contexts; References; Index.
Responsibility: Anne-Marie Barry and Chris Yuill.

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A comprehensive and accessible introduction to the sociology of health and illness, written for students on a wide range of courses. Understanding Health clearly explains what sociology is and how it contributes to our understanding of health. Beginning with an overview of the discipline, the authors set out the different theoretical perspectives offered by sociology.

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