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Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology (4th Edition)

 
 
 
 
Health, Illness, and the Social Body: A Critical Sociology (4th Edition)
Author: Peter E.S. Freund - Meredith McGuire - Linda S. Po
ISBN 13: 9780130982308
ISBN 10: 13098230
Edition: 4
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-11-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 436
List Price: $115.00
 
 

This text presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal responses to illness.

This text covers a range of contemporary issues in the field including the epidemiology of AIDS in Africa, the health impacts of globalization and inequality, the dominance of the medical establishment in U.S. health care policies and institutional arrangements, health care reform, AIDS, women's care, and environmental and occupational issues.

For anyone interested in a theoretical interpretation of health and illness in today's society.

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New edition of a text that employs selected key themes in the sociology of health and illness which highlight the complex interrelationship of body, mind, and society. In contrast to the standard medical sociology, it presents a critical, holistic interpretation of health, illness, and human bodies that emphasizes power as a key social-structural factor in health and in societal response to illness. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)