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Key Concepts in Medical Sociology


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Introduction PART ONE: SOCIAL PATTERNING OF HEALTH Social Class - Graham Scambler Gender - Ellen Annandale Ethnicity - James Y. Nazroo Place - Sally Macintyre and Anne Ellaway Material and Cultural Factors - Graham Scambler Psychosocial Factors - Antonia Bifulco Life Events - Antonia Bifulco Neo-liberal Globalization and Health Inequalities - Roberto De Vogli, Ted Schrecker and Ronald Labonte Ageing and the Life Course - Tarani Chandola Social Capital - Orla McDonnell PART TWO: EXPERIENCE OF HEATH AND ILLNESS Medicalization - Jonathan Gabe Illness and Health-Related Behaviour - Lee F. Monaghan Stigma - Lee F. Monaghan and Simon J. Williams Embodiment - Simon J. Williams and Lee F. Monaghan Emotions - Gillian Bendelow Chronic Illness - Mike Bury and Lee F. Monaghan Disability - Nicholas Watson Illness Narratives - Mike Bury and Lee F. Monaghan Risk - Jonathan Gabe The Sick Role - Mike Bury and Lee F. Monaghan Practitioner-Client Relationships - Alison Pilnick Quality of Life - Mary Boulton Awareness Contexts - Lee F. Monaghan PART THREE: HEALTH, KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICE Medical Model - Mike Bury Social Constructionism - Orla McDonnell Lay Knowledge - Gareth H. Williams Reproduction - Jane Sandall Medical Technologies - Alex Faulkner eHealth - Michael Hardey Geneticization - Rebecca Dimond and Jacqueline Hughes Bioethics - Clare Williams and Steven P. Wainwright Surveillance and Health Promotion - Sarah Nettleton PART FOUR: HEALTH WORK AND THE DIVISION OF LABOUR Medical Autonomy, Dominance and Decline - Mary Ann Elston and Jonathan Gabe Trust in Medicine - Jonathan Gabe Nursing and Midwifery as Occupations - Abbey Hyde Social Divisions and Formal Health Care - Catherine Theodosius Health Professional Migration - Ivy Lynn Bourgeault Complementary and Alternative Medicine - Michael Hardey Emotional Labour - Catherine Theodosius Informal Care - Sue Hollinrake PART FIVE: HEALTH-CARE ORGANIZATION AND POLICY Hospitals and Health Care Organizations - Per Maseide Privatization - Jonathan Gabe Managerialism - Jonathan Gabe Consumerism - Jonathan Gabe Citizenship and Health - Gareth H. Williams Social Movements and Health - Nick Crossley Medicines Regulation - Jonathan Gabe Evaluation - Nicholas Mays Malpractice - Jonathan Gabe

About the Author

Jonathan Gabe is Professor of Sociology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Dr Lee Monaghan is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Limerick.


Fills an important gap in medical sociology. In an era of information overload, busy scholars and students will appreciate these accessible introductions to the field's key concepts.
-- Alan Petersen

The second edition of Key Concepts in Medical Sociology contains a remarkable range of high level yet accessible essays. The volume will be useful to neophytes as well as seasoned academic professionals.

-- Peter Conrad

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