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Health and Illness in a Changing Society - Michael Bury

Health and Illness in a Changing Society

Hardcover Published: 15th May 1997
ISBN: 9780415115148
Number Of Pages: 244

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Health and illness are intensely personal matters. It seems self evident that health is a basic necessity of the "good life," though it is often taken for granted. Illness, on the other hand challenges our sense of security and may introduce acute anxiety into our lives. "Health and Illness in a Changing Society" provides a lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness. It also examines the different sociological perspectives that have been used to analyze health matters. While some of the ideas developed in the last twenty years remain relevant to social research in health today, many are in need of urgent revision.

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"Those of us who have cut our teeth on the discipline of medical sociology with the help of Bury's many writings and teaching will not be disappointed with this accessible, well-balanced and scholarly text.... a generous and incisive text which will be invaluable to students, teachers and research practitioners alike." -"The Sociological Review

Introduction: Health, Illness and Sociology
From Illness Behaviour to Health Beliefs and Knowledge
Inequalities in Health
Doctors, Patients and Interaction in Health Care
Chronic Illness and Disability
Death and Dying
The Body, Health and Risk
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ISBN: 9780415115148
ISBN-10: 0415115140
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 15th May 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1