The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness is a comprehensive medical sociology textbook that covers traditional topics in medical sociology, while providing significant coverage of current issues related to health, healing, and illness. This text integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, and gender throughout.
Presenting an overview of the field of medical sociology, this text aims to include new perspectives and research findings; cover gender, race, and class issues as they relate to health, healing, and illness; and provide insight into significant social policy questions. Pedagogical features include chapter summaries, list of terms, discussion cases, and new end-of-chapter Internet resource information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)