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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the keyconcepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues inmedical sociology. * Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, bothestablished and rising young scholars * Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engagingissues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease * Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues ofthe sub-discipline * Global range of contributors and an internationalperspective…mehr

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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the keyconcepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues inmedical sociology. * Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, bothestablished and rising young scholars * Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engagingissues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease * Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues ofthe sub-discipline * Global range of contributors and an internationalperspective

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  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • Seitenzahl: 616
  • Erscheinungstermin: 15. Januar 2010
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9781444314793
  • Artikelnr.: 37350602
Autorenporträt
William C. Cockerham is Distinguished Professor and Chair of Sociology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is past President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and former member of the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. His recent books include Medical Sociology, 13th edition (2016), Sociology of Mental Disorder, 9th edition (2014), and Social Causes of Health and Disease, 2nd edition (2013). He also is Editor-in-Chief of the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior, and Society (2014).
Inhaltsangabe
List of Contributors viiiPreface xvPART I INTRODUCTION 11 Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory 3William C. Cockerham and Graham Scambler2 Health and Culture 27Stella Quah3 The Sociology of the Body 47Sarah NettletonPART II HEALTH AND SOCIAL INEQUALITIES 694 Health and Social Stratification 71Eero Lahelma5 Health Status and Gender 97Ellen Annandale6 Health, Ethnicity, and Race 113Hannah Bradby and James Y. NazrooPART III HEALTH AND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS 1317 Health and Religion 133Ellen L. Idler8 Health Lifestyles: Bringing Structure Back 159William C. Cockerham9 Social Capital and Health 184Lijun Song, Joonmo Son, and Nan Lin10 Medicalization, Social Control, and the Relief of Suffering 211Joseph E. Davis11 Stress 242William R. Avison and Stephanie S. Thomas12 Stress in the Workplace 268Johannes SiegristPART IV HEALTH AND DISEASE 28913 Emerging Infectious Diseases, Urbanization, and Globalization in the Time of Global Warming 291George J. Armelagos and Kristin N. Harper14 Chronic Illness 312Kathy Charmaz and Dana RosenfeldPART V HEALTH CARE DELIVERY 33515 Health Professions and Occupations 337Elianne Riska16 Challenges to the Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Twenty-First Century 355Jennifer Vanderminden and Sharyn J. Potter17 Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Processes of Legitimation, Professionalization, and Cooption 373Hans A. Baer18 The American Health Care System: Beginning the Twenty-First Century with High Risk, Major Challenges, and Great Opportunities 391Bernice A. Pescosolido and Carol A. Boyer19 The British Health Care System 412Michael Bury20 The Convergence and Divergence of Modern Health Care Systems 434Fred Stevens21 Social Policies and Health Inequalities 455Amélie Quesnel-Vallée and Tania JenkinsPART VI NEW DEVELOPMENTS 48522 A Sociological Gaze on Bioethics 487Kristina Orfali and Raymond G. DeVries23 Medical Sociology and Genetics 511Paul A. Martin and Robert Dingwall24 New Developments in Neuroscience and Medical Sociology 530Simon J. WilliamsAuthor Index 552Subject Index 584