Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology

Title

Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology

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Download Chapter 1. A Sociological Perspective on Health, Illness, and the Body (1.3 MB)

Download Chapter 2. Who Becomes Sick, Injured, or Dies? (17.9 MB)

Download Chapter 3. The Material Foundations of Health and Illness (2.8 MB)

Download Chapter 4. Mind, Body, and Society (64.4 MB)

Download Chapter 5. Social Organization, Health, and Illness (1.5 MB)

Download Chapter 6. The Social Meanings of Sickness (1.3 MB)

Download Bibliography (4.7 MB)

Description

This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness.

ISBN

9780130982308

Publication Date

2003

Publisher

Prentice Hall

City

Upper Saddle River, N.J.

Keywords

Social medicine, medical sociology

Disciplines

Medicine and Health | Sociology

Table of Contents

A sociological perspective on health, illness, and the body -- Who becomes sick, injured, or dies? -- The material foundations of health and illness -- Mind, body, and society -- Social organization, health, and illness -- The social meaning of sickness -- Experiencing chronic illness, pain, and disability -- Seeking health and help -- The social construction of medical knowledge -- Modern biomedicine: knowledge and practice -- Stratification and power in health care systems -- Economic interests and power in health care.

Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology

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