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A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness - Anne Rogers

A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness

Paperback Published: 1st July 2010
ISBN: 9780335236657
Number Of Pages: 344

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"A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness" is an intellectual 'tour de force'. Rogers and Pilgrim cogently dismantle professional pretensions towards mastery of mental illness, and in their place construct compelling arguments for the need to focus on the social, economic and political determinants of mental well-being."
Professor Chris Dowrick, University of Liverpool, UK"

How do we understand mental health problems and the concept of happiness in their social context? How have sociologists theorized and researched mental health and illness? A former BMA Medical Book of the Year award winner, this book provides a sociological analysis of major areas of mental health and illness and helps students to develop a critical approach to the subject. This new edition is fully updated, taking into consideration changes in the areas of sociology, social psychiatry and policy analysis and changes to policy and therapeutic law.

A new chapter entitled 'public mental health and the pursuit of happiness', reflects the recent focus on the creation of mentally healthy societies.

"A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness 4/e" is a key teaching and learning resource for undergraduates and postgraduates studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses, as well as trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry.

Perspectives on mental health and illness
Stigma revisited and lay representations of mental health problems
Social class and mental health
Women and men
Race and ethnicity
Age and ageing
Mental health work and professions
The treatment of people with mental health problems
The organization of mental health work
Psychiatry and legal control
Users of mental health services
Public mental health and the pursuit of happiness
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ISBN: 9780335236657
ISBN-10: 0335236650
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st July 2010
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.8 x 17.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.66
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised

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