Medical Sociology - Cockerham
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An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. * Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars * Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease * Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline * Global range of contributors and an international perspective…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. * Contains 35 chapters by recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars * Covers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious disease * Chapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-discipline * Global range of contributors and an international perspective
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: John Wiley & Sons
  • 1. Auflage
  • Seitenzahl: 618
  • Erscheinungstermin: 4. Dezember 2009
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 250mm x 175mm x 37mm
  • Gewicht: 1232g
  • ISBN-13: 9781405188685
  • ISBN-10: 1405188685
  • Artikelnr.: 27526391
Autorenporträt
William C. Cockerham is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Co-Director of the Center for Social Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA). He is President of the Research Committee on Health Sociology of the International Sociological Association and a current member of the Editorial Board of the American Sociological Review. His recent books include Social Causes of Health and Disease (2007), Medical Sociology, 11th edition (2010), and the co-authored Health and Globalization (2010).
Inhaltsangabe
- List of Contributors

- Preface

Part I: Introduction

Part II: Health and Social Inequalities

Part III: Health and Social Relationships

Part IV: Health and Disease

Part V: Health Care Delivery

Part VI: New Developments

List of Contributors.

Preface.

Part I: Substantive Topics.

Part II: Regional Perspectives.

The Americas.

Western Europe.

Russia and Eastern Europe.

Africa.

Asia and the Pacific Region.

Index
Rezensionen
"This volume fills a need for a textbook in medical sociologywhich is comprehensive, international, and up-to-date. Adistinguished list of contributors covers not only theory andsubstantive topics but also the development of the disciplinethroughout the world. This will remain a definitive text forstudents and practitioners."

Mildred Blaxter, University of East Anglia

"...This volume is recommended as an authoritativeresource in medical sociology for upper division undergraduatesthrough professionals."

Choice

"This is certainly a book that should be in any reputablehealth studies library. Its bibliographies are an invaluableresource."

Social Science & Medicine

"This book is an important compendium that reflects theglobal growth of medical sociology. As a collection byinternational scholars writing about medical sociology and healthcare in their own countries, this book is destined to become abenchmark resource."

Peter Conrad, Brandeis University

"This text is a useful and valuable resource for students andresearchers working in the field of medical sociology."Sociology