The new Blackwell companion to medical sociology [electronic resource] / edited by William C. Cockerham.

Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
1 online resource (616 p.)


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Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology [More in this series]
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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 scholarsCovers standard topics in the field as well as new and engaging issues such as bioterrorism, bioethics, and infectious diseaseChapters are thematically arranged to cover the major issues of the sub-disciplineGlobal range of contributors and an international perspective
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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  • new blackwell companion to: Medical Sociology; Contents; Contributors; Preface; Part I: Introduction; 1: Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory; 2: Health and Culture; 3: The Sociology of the Body; Part II: Health and Social Inequalities; 4: Health and Social Stratification; 5: Health Status and Gender; 6: Health, Ethnicity, and Race; Part III: Health and Social Relationships; 7: Health and Religion; 8: Health Lifestyles: Bringing Structure Back; 9: Social Capital and Health; 10: Medicalization, Social Control, and the Relief of Suffering; 11: Stress; 12: Stress in the Workplace
  • Part IV: Health and Disease13: Emerging Infectious Diseases, Urbanization, and Globalization in the Time of Global Warming; 14: Chronic Illness; Part V: Health Care Delivery; 15: Health Professions and Occupations; 16: Challenges to the Doctor-Patient Relationship in the Twenty-First Century; 17: Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Processes of Legimation, Professionalization, and Cooption; 18: The American Health Care System: Beginning the Twenty-First Century with High Risk, Major Challenges, and Great Opportunities; 19: The British Health Care System
  • 20: The Convergence and Divergence of Modern Health Care Systems21: Social Policies and Health Inequalities; Part VI: New Developments; 22: A Sociological Gaze on Bioethics; 23: Medical Sociology and Genetics; 24: New Developments in Neuroscience and Medical Sociology; Author Index; Subject Index
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