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Brown Univ., Providence, RI. Presents a comprehensive collection of 38 articles on a broad range of research methods and data sources in medical sociology from perspectives of public health, medicine, epidemiology, political science, history, and anthropology. Includes poverty and ill health. For public health professionals. Previous edition: c2000. Softcover.
Table of Contents
|The social context of health and illness||p. 1|
|Social inequality, health, and illness||p. 3|
|Poverty and ill health : physicians can, and should, make a difference||p. 5|
|Race, SES, and health : the added effects of racism and discrimination||p. 24|
|Women get sicker, but men die quicker : social epidemiology||p. 41|
|Limits of epidemiology||p. 62|
|Theories and perspectives on health and illness||p. 79|
|Naming and framing : the social construction of diagnosis and illness||p. 82|
|The shifting engines of medicalization||p. 104|
|Stress, coping, and social supports||p. 118|
|Place effects on health||p. 125|
|Environmental and occupational health||p. 139|
|Popular epidemiology and toxic waste contamination : lay and professional ways of knowing||p. 141|
|Worker health and safety at the beginning of a new century||p. 160|
|Being ill and getting care||p. 171|
|Experiencing illness and seeking care||p. 173|
|Pathways to the doctor - from person to patient||p. 176|
|The genesis of chronic illness : narrative reconstruction||p. 191|
|Experiences of illness and narrative understandings||p. 208|
|The medical management of femininity : women's experiences with silicone breast implants||p. 223|
|Illness and other assaults on self : the relative impact of HIV/AIDS on women's lives||p. 243|
|The emergence of alternative medicine||p. 261|
|Interaction negotiation, and trust between patients and providers||p. 271|
|The social organization of illness||p. 273|
|Infantilization : the medical model of care||p. 282|
|Concepts of trust among patients with serious illness||p. 292|
|Bioethics, experimentation, and new technologies||p. 307|
|The Tuskegee syphilis experiment||p. 310|
|Transplantation and the medical commons||p. 321|
|The DNA mystique : the gene as a cultural icon||p. 336|
|Prenatal diagnosis in context||p. 352|
|Is it safe? - new ethics for reporting personal exposures to environmental chemicals||p. 363|
|The health-care system||p. 377|
|The health-care industry||p. 379|
|Managed care : its origins and prospects||p. 382|
|Why the United States has no national health insurance||p. 400|
|Pills, power, people : sociological understandings of the pharmaceutical industry||p. 411|
|Institutional settings||p. 429|
|The rise of the modern hospital||p. 431|
|Antagonism and accommodation : interpreting the relationship between public health and medicine in the United States during the 20th century||p. 445|
|The patient in the intensive care unit||p. 459|
|Health-care providers||p. 471|
|The growth of medical authority||p. 475|
|To listen, to recognize||p. 483|
|The gender of care||p. 490|
|Nurses' role : caring, professionalism, and subordination||p. 503|
|Health social movements||p. 517|
|Embodied health movements : new approaches to social movements in health||p. 521|
|Democracy, expertise, and AIDS treatment activism||p. 539|
|Breast cancer in two regimes : the impact of social movements on illness experience||p. 555|
|Environmental justice organizing for environmental health : case study on asthma and diesel exhaust in Roxbury, Massachusetts||p. 577|
|Annotated bibliography of journals in medical sociology and related areas||p. 587|
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