The Sociology of Health and Illness: A Reader

1st Edition

Michael Bury, Jonathan Gabe

Routledge
Published September 25, 2003
Textbook - 416 Pages
ISBN 9780415257565 - CAT# RU22904
Series: Routledge Student Readers

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Summary

A wide-ranging collection of both classic writings and more recent articles in the sociology of health and illness, this reader is organized into the following sections:

* health beliefs and knowledge
* inequalities and patterning of health and illness
* professional and patient interaction
* chronic illness and disability
* evaluation and politics in health care.

With a thorough introduction which sets the scene for the field as a whole, and section introductions which contextualize each chapter, the reader includes a number of different perspectives on health and illness, is international in scope, and will provide an invaluable resource to students across a wide range of courses in sociology and the social sciences.

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