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Title A sociology of health / edited by David Wainwright
Edition First edition
Published Los Angeles : SAGE, 2008


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 MELB  306.461 Wai/Soh  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 199 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents The Changing Face of Medical Sociology -- David Wainwright Doing Better, Feeling Scared: Health Statistics and the Culture of Fear -- Alan Buckingham The Object of Medicine -- Stephen Bowler Health Scares and Risk Awareness -- Adam Burgess Illness Behaviour and the Discourse of Health -- David Wainwright Medicalisation in a Therapy Culture -- Frank Furedi The 'Feminization' of Health -- Ellie Lee & Elizabeth Frayn Medicine, Science and 'Higher Superstition' -- Tracey Brown New Dimensions of Health Care Organisation -- Mike Bury Changing Concepts of International Health -- Vanessa Pupavac
Summary Wainwright offers an authoritative introduction to the key issues, perspectives and debates within the field of medical sociology, aiding readers' understanding of the impact that health and illness have on the behaviour, attitudes, beliefs and practices of an increasingly health-aware population
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Health attitudes.
Social medicine -- Great Britain.
Social medicine.
Sociology, Medical.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice.
Sociology, Medical.
Author Wainwright, David, 1965-
LC no. 2007929434
ISBN 1412921570 hardback
1412921589 paperback
9781412921572 hardback
9781412921589 paperback