The Palgrave Handbook of Social Theory in Health, Illness and Medicine

Editor/Author Collyer, Fran
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Ltd

Single-User Purchase Price: $235.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $352.50
ISBN: 978-1-349-47022-8
Category: Health & Medicine - Health
Image Count: 3
Book Status: Available
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This wide-reaching handbook offers a new perspective on the sociology of health, illness and medicine by stressing the importance of social theory. Examining a range of classic and contemporary female and male theorists from across the globe, it explores various issues including chronic illness, counselling and the rising problems of obesity.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Figures and Tables
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgements
  • Notes on Contributors
  • 1 The Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine: Institutional Progress and Theoretical Frameworks - Fran Collyer and Graham Scambler
  • Part I The Nineteenth-Century Theorists
  • 2 Harriet Martineau and Charlotte Perkins Gilman: Forgotten Women in the Study of Gender and Health - Ellen Annandale
  • 3 Karl Marx and Frederich Engels: Capitalism, Health and the Healthcare Industry - Fran Collyer
  • 4 Florence Nightingale: A Research-Based Approach to Health, Healthcare and Hospital Safety - Lynn McDonald
  • 5 Émile Durkheim: Social Order and Public Health - Kevin Dew
  • 6 Émile Durkheim and Thomas Luckmann: Religion, Post-Christian Spirituality and Mental Health - Rosemary L. Aird
  • 7 George Herbert Mead: Meanings and Selves in Illness - Linda Liska Belgrave and Kathy Charmaz
  • 8 Max Weber: Bureaucracy, Formal Rationality and the Modern Hospital - William C. Cockerham
  • Part II The Early Twentieth-Century Theorists
  • 9 Ludwik Fleck: Thought Collectives and the Sociology of Medical Knowledge - Kevin White
  • 10 Norbert Elias and Erving Goffman: Civilised-Dramaturgical Bodies, Social Status and Health Inequalities - Peter Freund
  • 11 Alfred Schutz: The Co-construction of Meaning within Professional-Patient Interaction - Patrick Brown
  • 12 Antonio Gramsci and Pierre Bourdieu: ‘Whiteness’ and Indigenous Healthcare - Angela Durey
  • Part III The Mid-Twentieth-Century Theorists
  • 13 Talcott Parsons: His Legacy and the Sociology of Health and Illness - Evan Willis
  • 14 Robert Merton: Occupational Roles, Social Status and Health Inequalities - Johannes Siegrist
  • 15 George Libman Engel: The Biopsychosocial Model and the Construction of Medical Practice - Marilys Guillemin and Emma Barnard
  • 16 Harold Garfinkel: Lessons on Emergent Behaviours in Complex Organisations - Peter Nugus and Jeffrey Braithwaite
  • 17 Margaret Stacey: The Sociology of Health and Healing - Hannah Bradby
  • 18 Erving Goffman: The Moral Career of Stigma and Mental Illness - Bernice A. Pescosolido
  • 19 Eliot Freidson: Sociological Narratives of Professionalism and Modern Medicine - Michael Calnan
  • 20 Ivan Illich and Irving Kenneth Zola: Disabling Medicalisation - Joseph E. Davis
  • 21 Michel Foucault: Governmentality, Health Policy and the Governance of Childhood Obesity - Julie Henderson
  • 22 Niklas Luhmann: Social Systems Theory and the Translation of Public Health Research - Samantha Meyer, Barry Gibson and Paul Ward
  • 23 Jürgen Habermas: Health and Healing Across the Lifeworld-System Divide - Graham Scambler
  • 24 Pierre Bourdieu: Health Lifestyles, the Family and Social Class - Kate Huppatz
  • Part IV The Late Twentieth Century and Theorists of the Present
  • 25 Colin Leys and Colin Hay: Market-Driven Politics and the Depoliticisation of Healthcare - Heather Whiteside
  • 26 Vicente Navarro: Marxism, Medical Dominance, Healthcare and Health - David Coburn
  • 27 Anthony Giddens: Structuration, Drug Use, Food Choice and Long-Term Illness - Jonathan Gabe and Joana Almeida
  • 28 Anthony Giddens: The Reflexive Self and the Consumption of Alternative Medicine - Kate Hughes
  • 29 Anthony Giddens: Risk, Globalisation and Indigenous Public Health - Eileen Willis and Meryl Pearce
  • 30 William C. Cockerham: The Contemporary Sociology of Health Lifestyles - Brian P. Hinote
  • 31 George Ritzer: Rationalisation, Consumerism and the McDonaldisation of Surgery - Justin Waring and Simon Bishop
  • 32 Julia Kristeva: Abjection, Embodiment and Boundaries - Trudy Rudge
  • 33 Magali Sarfatti Larson and Anne Witz: Professional Projects, Class and Gender - Ivy Lynn Bourgeault
  • 34 Raewyn Connell: Hegemonic Masculinities, Gender and Male Health - John Scott
  • 35 Raewyn Connell: Gender, Health and Healthcare - Maree Herrett and Toni Schofield
  • 36 Donna Haraway: The Digital Cyborg Assemblage and the New Digital Health Technologies - Deborah Lupton
  • 37 Mike Bury: Biographical Disruption and Long-Term and Other Health Conditions - Louise Locock and Sue Ziebland
  • 38 Bryan S. Turner: Bringing Bodies and Citizenship into the Discussion of Disability - Gary L. Albrecht
  • 39 Peter Conrad: The Medicalisation of Society - Simon Williams and Jonathan Gabe
  • 40 Eva Feder Kittay: Dependency Work and the Social Division of Care - Michael Fine
  • 41 Gøsta Esping-Andersen: Welfare Regimes and Social Inequalities in Health - Mikael Rostila
  • 42 Bruno Latour: From Acting at a Distance Towards Matters of Concern in Patient Safety - Su-yin Hor and Rick Iedema
  • 43 Paul Farmer: Structural Violence and the Embodiment of Inequality - Fernando De Maio