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Dictionary of Medical Sociology

Author : William C. Cockerham
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As a sociological specialty, medical sociology has a distinct history and literature spanning over four decades. This literature is a synthesis of medical and sociological knowledge reflecting the relationships among medicine, health, and society. This information is of interest not only to medical sociologists, but also to physicians, nurses, psychologists, social workers, health economists, hospital administrators, and health insurers. This reference book is a guide to the sociological terminology that these health professionals are likely to encounter. The volume includes concise, alphabetically arranged entries for numerous terms. For all but the most basic terms, entries briefly discuss the theoretical and practical significance of the topics. Entries cite relevant literature, and the volume concludes with a bibliography of works cited.

The SAGE Dictionary of Health and Society

Author : Kevin White
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'...authoritative and comprehensive. It provides clear, confident and succinct summaries of key terms, concepts,debates and influential figures in the field of social aspects of health' - Ray Fitzpatrick, Professor of Public Health, University of Oxford This much-needed resource covers over 900 terms commonly used in the health studies field.

The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology

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The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology is a comprehensive collection of twenty-six original essays by leading medical sociologists from all over the world. The articles are organized both topically and by region to provide thorough coverage of the concerns, issues, and future directions of the discipline. This invaluable resource is the most informed, complete, and up-to-date reference on transnational medical sociology available today. Covers both substantive areas in medical sociology and regional perspectives located in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa First comparative perspective to provide a comprehensive view of the field

Key Concepts in Medical Sociology

Author : Jonathan Gabe
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`This book is a must have for students and lecturers alike. Students because it gives them model essays on frequently set topics, lecturers because it gives them thumbnail overviews and up to date bibliographies on topics they might not cover in their courses. It is written without repetition - which is quite a feat - and provides authoritative statements on the state of the art in medical sociology' - Kevin White Reader in Sociology, Australian National University `The entries, written by a couple of dozen colleagues, are concise, intelligent, and full of both specific examples and theoretical trends in the field. Key Concepts will be a valuable companion to medical sociology texts and anthologies, and an important permanent reference work as well' - Phil Brown Professor of Sociology and Environmental Studies, Brown University ‘It is intended to provide more depth than a dictionary or than is usually found in textbooks, and the authors achieve this objective admirably... it provides an excellent and readable introduction to the subject the subject for students whose course involves medical sociology, health researchers, or health professionals who want to understand more about the social context of their work’ –British Journal of Occupational Therapy Written with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case, by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues. Key Concepts in Medical Sociology: · provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology · begins each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses ·offers further reading guidance for independent learning · draws on international literature and examples · is essential reading for undergraduates in medical sociology as well as students taking courses with a medical sociology component.

Perspectives in Medical Sociology

Author : Phil Brown
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Phil Brown has designed this book to make discussion of the issues of medical sociology interesting, accessible, & challenging.

The New Medical Sociology

Author : Bryan M. Turner
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The New Medical Sociology makes a bold and innovative investigation of how society makes us sick.

A Dictionary of Sociology

Author : John Scott
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A consistent best-seller, the wide-ranging and authoritative Dictionary of Sociology was first published in 1994 and contains more than 2,500 entries on the terminology, methods, concepts, and thinkers in the field, as well as from the related fields of psychology, economics, anthropology, philosophy, and political science. For this fourth edition, Professor John Scott has conducted a thorough review of all entries to ensure that they are concise, focused, and up to date. Revisions reflect current intellectual debates and social conditions, particularly in relation to global and multi-cultural issues. New entries cover relevant contemporary concepts, such as climate change, social media, terrorism, and intersectionality, as well as key living sociologists. This Dictionary is both an invaluable introduction to sociology for beginners, and an essential source of reference for more advanced students and teachers.

The New Walford

Author : Ray Lester
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Covers 15 broad subject groupings: social sciences (generic); psychology; sociology; social work & social welfare; politics; government; law; finance, accountancy & taxation; industries & utilities; business & management; education & learning; sport; media & communications; information & library sciences; and tools for information professionals.

The Penguin Dictionary of Sociology

Author : Nicholas Abercrombie
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The Cambridge Dictionary of Sociology

Author : Bryan S. Turner
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Providing an authoritative and comprehensive overview of the classical and the contemporary, this volume is an indispensable guide to the vibrant and expanding field of sociology. Featuring over 600 entries, from concise definitions to discursive essays, written by leading international academics, the Dictionary offers a truly global perspective, examining both American and European traditions and approaches. Entries cover schools, theories, theorists and debates, with substantial articles on all key topics in the field. While recognising the richness of historical sociological traditions, the Dictionary also looks forward to new and evolving influences such as cultural change, genetics, globalization, information technologies, new wars and terrorism. Most entries incorporate references for further reading and a cross-referencing system enables easy access to related areas. This Dictionary is an invaluable reference work for students and academics alike and will help to define the field of sociology in years to come.

Dictionary of Sociology

Author : B. Bhushan
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This Dictionary Has Been Carefully Compiled And Edited To Provide Students Of Sociology At All Levels With Handy And Reliable Sources For The Entries Which Range From Bureaucracy To Critical Theory, Equistemology To Gender And Suicide To Working Class Conservatism. These Entries Include Not Only Technical Definitions But Also Running Debates, Types Of Arguments (Like Organic Analogy) And Whole Schools. Entries Are Also Taken From Industrial Sociology, Social Stratification, Social History, Sociological Theory, Class Theory, Social Theory, Medical Sociology And Religion. Some Terms Are Explained Quite Briefly, Others At Some Length.Every Effort Has Been Carefully Made To Write The Entries In A Clear And Lucid Style To Provide Both Straight Forward Definitions And Invaluable Background Information. This Dictionary Will Be Of Immense Value To Under-Graduate And Post-Graduate Students And To Those Appearing For Competitive Examination, Research Scholars, Teachers And Authors.

Medical Sociology

Author : Minako K. Maykovich
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The International Handbook of Sociology

Author : Stella R. Quah
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ARBA In depth

Author : Martin Dillon
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Critical reviews of quality reference titles by subject-experts cover general and specialized titles.

The Sociology Student Writer s Manual

Author : William A. Johnson
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For any introductory or advanced sociology course where students are required to complete a number of research and writing assignments. This comprehensive manual helps students at any level learn how to research and write in sociology, and to improve their writing ability in general.

Medical sociology research on chronic illness

Author : Thomas Abel
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Contemporary Sociology

Author : American Sociological Association
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Author : Сергей Александрович Кравченко
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Medical Sociology

Author : William C. Cockerham
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The major objective of this best-selling textbook since its inception has been to introduce students to medical sociology by reflecting the most recent and relevant ideas, concepts, themes, and research findings in the field. The Seventh Edition continues this approach.


Author : Stephen H. Aby
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Approximately 550 of the major reference sources in sociology, its subdisciplines, and some related disciplines are identified and described in this new edition of Aby's critically acclaimed book. Emphasis is on works in English published in the last decade-indexes, bibliographies, handbooks, databases, World Wide Web sites, dictionaries, and other print and electronic reference and information sources-but some classic sources in other languages or that precede this period are included. Virtually all sources in the book have been thoroughly examined and described by the compiler. The addition of approximately 250 new titles and electronic sources, as well as updates and the inclusion of new editions of previously cited titles, makes this a substantial revision of and complement to the first edition. A valuable resource for librarians, faculty, and undergraduate and graduate students, this book will also be useful to researchers.