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Health and Social Theory

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Red Globe Press

Pages: 160
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Themes in Social Theory

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What we consider to be 'healthy' is shaped by society; we compare our own health with those around us and identify illness according to social norms. But how are these standards established and how do they change? Is health...

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What we consider to be 'healthy' is shaped by society; we compare our own health with those around us and identify illness according to social norms. But how are these standards established and how do they change? Is health a 'personal trouble' or a 'public issue'? And can Sociology allow us to develop a comprehensive analysis of the determinants of health? This book examines how social theory shows us that health is not only shaped by our access to medical interventions, but also by power and inequality. From the personal experience of the unwell individual to the social, historical, cultural, and economic factors that affect national morbidity rates, the text looks at medical sociology from micro and macro levels. The chapters use examples from the most significant empirical work in the field to shed light on and challenge classical and contemporary social theory. In particular, the book looks at recent developments in medical sociology by specifically analysing:• Inequities based on income, gender, and racism• The role of the pharmaceutical industry in shaping our ideas about disease • Medical encounters and the medicalization of everyday life• The structure of health care systems and health care reformsHealth and Social Theory is a concise, comprehensive and cutting edge account of medical sociology. It is essential critical reading for all scholars and students interested in the field.

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Thorough exploration of theory that is relevant throughout the social science and health studies disciplines
Uses cutting edge research to illustrate theory working in the real world

Introduction
Foundations of Medical Sociology
Theoretical Contours
Health Inequities
Health Care Systems
Medicalization
The Medical Encounter
Conclusion.

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FERNANDO DE MAIO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has researched and published on the topic of health inequities, particularly in Latin America, and he teaches medical sociology and social research methods.

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FERNANDO DE MAIO is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University, Canada. He has researched and published on the topic of health inequities, particularly in Latin America, and he teaches medical sociology and social research methods.

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