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The Sociology and Politics of Health : A Reader - David Banks

The Sociology and Politics of Health

A Reader

By: David Banks (Editor), Michael Purdy (Editor)

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Published: 29th May 2001
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Health care systems, the role of health professionals and the experience of health and illness are all undergoing change and development as we enter the twenty-first century. The Sociology and Politics of Health is a collection of key readings through which to explore the sociological and political dimensions of health, illness and health care. Combining classic pieces with more up-to-date contributions, it includes examples taken from current domestic and international initiatives and draws on humanist, materialist, feminist and constructionalist perspectives. The Sociology and Politics of Health covers:
* ideology and policy
* social stratification
* professionalisation
* the experience of health and illness.
* This reader offers health studies students, nurses and other health professionals an invaluable introduction to an increasingly important field of social inquiry.

Introduction
The Condition of the Working Class in England
National Health Service Bill
The Road to Serfdom
Working for Patients
Everyone A Private Patient
Supporting Families
The New NHS
Saving Lives
A New Universalism
Social Stratification and Health Introduction
The Poor and the Poorest
The Black Spot
Widening Inequality of Health in Northern England, 1981-91
What Makes Women Sick
You Are Dangerous to your Health
Beyond the Black Report
The Acheson Report PartThree: Professionalisation and Health Introduction
The Profession of Medicine
Governmentality and the Institutionalization of Expertise
The Rise of Surveillance Medicine
The Diagnostic Test and the Danger Within
The Modern Rise of Population
From Tribalism to Corporatism: The Managerial Challenge to Medical Dominance
Disability and the Myth of the Independent Researcher
Experiencing Health and Illness Introduction
Lay Concepts of Health
Pathways to the Doctor - From Person to Patient
Going to See the Doctor
Managing Courtesy Stigma: The Case of Alzheimer's Disease
Researching Women's Health Work
The Body in Consumer Culture
Containing the Body
A Good Enough Death
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ISBN: 9780415233194
ISBN-10: 0415233194
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 29th May 2001
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 17.27  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Number: 1