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A sociology of mental health and illness

Author: Anne Rogers; David Pilgrim
Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This bestselling book provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, and helps students to develop a critical approach to the subject. In this new edition, the authors update each of the chapters, taking into consideration recent relevant literature from social science and social psychiatry. A new chapter has been included on the impact of stigma, which covers an  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rogers, Anne.
Sociology of mental health and illness.
Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)761191895
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Rogers; David Pilgrim
ISBN: 033521584X 9780335215843 0335215831 9780335215836
OCLC Number: 60320098
Notes: Previous ed. cataloged under: Pilgrim, David, 1950-
Description: xviii, 269 pages
Contents: 1. Perspectives on mental health and illness --
2. Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems --
3. Social class and mental health --
4. Women and men --
5. Race and ethnicity --
6. Age and ageing --
7. The mental health professions --
8. The treatment of people with mental health problems --
9. The organization of mental health work --
10. Psychiatry and legal control --
11. Users of mental health services.
Responsibility: Anne Rogers and David Pilgrim.

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Suitable for studying the effects of mental health and illness on a society, this textbook presents an overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness. It also includes  Read more...

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1. Perspectives on mental health and illness -- 2. Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems -- 3. Social class and mental health -- 4. Women and men -- 5. Race and ethnicity -- 6. Age and ageing -- 7. The mental health professions -- 8. The treatment of people with mental health problems -- 9. The organization of mental health work -- 10. Psychiatry and legal control -- 11. Users of mental health services.

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