Medical Sociology on the Move

Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400761933
Release Date: 2013-04-03
Genre: Social Science

This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.

Medicine Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446258453
Release Date: 2012-02-13
Genre: Social Science

Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119250678
Release Date: 2016-09-26
Genre: Social Science

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

Regulating Bodies

Author: Professor Bryan S Turner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134914029
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Social Science

Bryan Turner is generally acknowledged to have been the key figure in opening up the sociological debate about the body. In this coruscating and fascinating book he shows how his thinking on the subject has developed and why sociologists must take the body seriously.

Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit

Author: Matthias Richter
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783658110109
Release Date: 2016-02-04
Genre: Social Science

Dieser Band bietet erstmals einen systematischen Überblick über die zentralen theoretischen Debatten und empirischen Grundlagen der Soziologie von Gesundheit und Krankheit. Führende Expertinnen und Experten geben einen detaillierten Einblick in die relevanten Inhalte und aktuellen Entwicklungen der Disziplin, zum Beispiel die sozialen Determinanten von Gesundheit, die Erfahrung und Bewältigung von Krankheit oder die soziale Organisation der gesundheitlichen Versorgung. Jedes Kapitel orientiert sich an zentralen Fragestellungen, schließt mit einem Fazit ab und bietet darüber hinaus konkrete Diskussionsanregungen und Empfehlungen zur inhaltlichen Vertiefung. Das Buch bildet dadurch die ideale Grundlage für Studierende sowie den Einsatz in der Lehre.

Health Inequalities

Author: Ullrich Bauer
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3531156128
Release Date: 2008-06-12
Genre: Social Science

Health Inequalities sind ein vielschichtiger und provokanter Gegenstand der aktuellen sozial- und gesundheitswissenschaftlichen Forschung. Einschlägige Befunde zu sozial bedingten gesundheitlichen Ungleichheiten liegen bislang vor allem auf der beschreibenden Ebene vor. Hiernach gilt: Der Schweregrad und die Häufigkeit von Erkrankungen sowie das Risiko des frühzeitigen Todes sind durch soziale Faktoren bestimmt. Unklar aber bleibt auch weiterhin, wie diese Beziehung erklärt werden kann. Die Determinanten und Mechanismen gesundheitlicher Ungleichheit stehen darum im Zentrum des vorliegenden Bandes, der in dieser Form erstmals Beiträge führender Fachvertreter der internationalen Forschung zusammenführt. Erklärende Perspektiven und ihre Konsequenzen werden entlang makro-, meso- und mikroanalytischer Zugänge diskutiert. Der Band ist eine Pflichtlektüre für Wissenschaft und Praxis im Bereich Soziologie, Public Health, Epidemiologie, Gesundheitsförderung und Sozialpolitik.

Health Medicine and Society

Author: Michael Calnan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134598267
Release Date: 2002-09-11
Genre: Social Science

Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and postmodernist, to look at the following themes: *health and social structure *the contested nature of the body *the salience of consumption and risk *the challenge of emotions Health, Medicine and Society provides a 'state-of-the-art' assessment of health related issues at the millennium and a cogent set of arguments for the centrality of health to contemporary social theory. Written in a clear, accessible style it will be ideal reading for students and researchers in health studies, public health, medical sociology, medicine and nursing.

Medical Ethics Education An Interdisciplinary and Social Theoretical Perspective

Author: Nathan Emmerich
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319004853
Release Date: 2013-07-01
Genre: Education

There is a diversity of ‘ethical practices’ within medicine as an institutionalised profession as well as a need for ethical specialists both in practice as well as in institutionalised roles. This Brief offers a social perspective on medical ethics education. It discusses a range of concepts relevant to educational theory and thus provides a basic illumination of the subject. Recent research in the sociology of medical education and the social theory of Pierre Bourdieu are covered. In the end, the themes of Bourdieuan Social Theory, socio-cultural apprenticeships and the ‘characterological turn’ in medical education are draw together the context of medical ethics education. ​

Medical Power and Social Knowledge

Author: Bryan S Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446232729
Release Date: 1995-08-22
Genre: Social Science

The fully revised edition of this successful textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to medical sociology and an assessment of its significance for social theory and the social sciences. It includes a completely revised chapter on mental health and new chapters on the sociology of the body and on the relationship between health and risk in contemporary societies. Bryan S Turner considers the ways in which different social theorists have interpreted the experience of health and disease, and the social relations and power structures involved in medical practice. He examines health as an aspect of social action and looks at the subject of health at three levels - the individual, the social and the societal. Among the perspectives analyzed are: Parsons' view of the `sick role' and the patient's relation to society; Foucault's critique of medical models of madness and sexuality; Marxist and feminist debates on the relation of health and medicine to capitalism and patriarchy; and Beck's contribution to the sociological understanding of environmental pollution and hazard in the politics of health.

Ideas about Illness

Author: Uta Gerhardt
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781349200160
Release Date: 1989-07-01
Genre: Political Science

A book on the history of ideas of medical sociology which is part of a series, designed to relate a diversity of empirical areas to central problems of sociological theory. This volume aims to provide an overview of sociology's conceptualization of illness.

The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health Illness and Medicine

Author: F. Collyer
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137355621
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Social Science

This wide-reaching handbook offers a new perspective on the sociology of health, illness and medicine by stressing the importance of social theory. Examining a range of classic and contemporary female and male theorists from across the globe, it explores various issues including chronic illness, counselling and the rising problems of obesity.

Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781317211716
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre: Social Science

Companion Website Materials Coming Soon! The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first person accounts and updated examples are added to the new fourteenth edition. Other updates include: • Coverage of Zika, Ebola, MERS, and updates on other pandemics • Expanded discussion of obesity as a disease • Coverage of the widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor • New information on the decline of life expectancy among American white women, especially those who live in rural counties • New material on biomarkers, gene–environment interaction, and stress • Analysis of the role of the hidden curriculum in medical schools • Exiting the Affordable Care Act

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

Author: William C. Cockerham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470998328
Release Date: 2008-05-12
Genre: Social Science

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field