An Introduction to the sociology of health and illness / Kevin White

By: White, Kevin, PhDMaterial type: TextTextPublication details: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009Edition: 2nd edDescription: x, 204 p. ; 25 cmISBN: 9781412918787; 1412918782; 9781412918794 (pbk.); 1412918790 (pbk.)Other title: Sociology of health and illnessSubject(s): Sociology, Medical -- methods | Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice | Socioeconomic Factors | Social medicineDDC classification: 306.461 LOC classification: RA418 WHINLM classification: 2009 B-093 | WA 31
Contents:
Introduction -- The social construction of medical knowledge -- The development of the sociology of health -- Postmodernity, epidemiology and neo-liberalism -- Materialist approaches to the sociology of health -- Parsons, American sociology of medicine and the sick role -- Foucault and the sociology of medical knowledge -- Health, gender and feminism -- Race, ethnicity and health -- Conclusion
Summary: Kevin White argues that a range of sociological causes are behind much illness. The author's study shows how the dynamics of class, gender and ethnicity are inextricably linked to health and illness in modern societies
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [174]-199) and index

Introduction -- The social construction of medical knowledge -- The development of the sociology of health -- Postmodernity, epidemiology and neo-liberalism -- Materialist approaches to the sociology of health -- Parsons, American sociology of medicine and the sick role -- Foucault and the sociology of medical knowledge -- Health, gender and feminism -- Race, ethnicity and health -- Conclusion

Kevin White argues that a range of sociological causes are behind much illness. The author's study shows how the dynamics of class, gender and ethnicity are inextricably linked to health and illness in modern societies

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