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Second Opinion : An Introduction to Health Sociology - John Germov

Second Opinion

An Introduction to Health Sociology

By: John Germov (Editor)

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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

ISBN: 9780195562811
ISBN-10: 019556281X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 590
Published: 25th June 2009
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 19.5  x 16.4
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised