Second Opinion is the leading health sociology textbook for undergraduate students. Accompanied by a comprehensive online resource centre, this strong teaching text introduces students to the theories, concepts, and contexts that are needed to understand the issues confronting health sociology. Over a decade since the first edition was published, this new edition has undergone a significant revision to thoroughly match today's student and lecturer needs. Such revisions include new chapters on Global Health, Workplace Health, Rural Health, Mental Illness, the Illness Experience, and Media and Health; a two-colour layout with an expanded range of pedagogical features; and additional online materials, including online access to chapter-relevant supplementary reading, access to chapters from the previous edition, topical case studies, and updated web links.
Part 1: Health Sociology and the Social Model of Health 1 Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues?? John Germov2 Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health SociologyJohn Germov3 Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and InnovationsDouglas EzzyPart 2: The Social Production and Distribution of Health and Illness 4 Global Public HealthAlex Broom and John Germov5 Class, Health Inequality, and Social JusticeJohn Germov6 Workplace HealthToni Schofield7 Gender and HealthDorothy Broom8 Indigenous Health: The Perpetuation of InequalityDennis Gray and Sherry Saggers9 Ethnicity, Health, and MulticulturalismRoberta Julian10 Rural HealthClarissa HughesPart 3: The Social Construction of Health and Illness 11 The Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and NutritionLauren Williams and John Germov12 The Medicalisation of Deviance Sharyn L. Roach Anleu13 Mental Illness: Understandings, Experience and Service Provision Pauline Savy and Anne-Maree Sawyer14 The Illness Experience: Lay Perspectives, Disability and Chronic IllnessDaphne Habibis15 Ageing, Health and the Demographic RevolutionMarilyn Poole16 The Human Genome Project: A Sociology of Medical TechnologyEvan Willis17 Media and HealthJohn Germov and Maria Freij Part 4: The Social Organisation of Health Care: Professions, Politics, and Policies 18 Power, Politics, and Health CareHelen Belcher19 Challenges to Medical DominanceJohn Germov20 Sociology of NursingHelen Keleher21 The Sociology of Complementary and Alternative MedicineAlex Broom22 Jostling for Position: A Sociology of Allied HealthLauren Williams23 A Sociology of Health PromotionKaty Richmond and John Germov24 Community Health Services in AustraliaFran Baum
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 590
Published: 25th June 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.5
Weight (kg): 1.23