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Social Theory & Health
Palgrave Macmillan UK

Social Theory & Health

Editor: G. Scambler; P. Higgs; R. Graham; R. Levinson; G. Giarelli

ISSN: 1477-8211 (print version)
ISSN: 1477-822X (electronic version)

Journal no. 41285

Palgrave Macmillan UK


Welcome to Social Theory & Health, the home of theoretical reflection and debate on contemporary health issues.
Affiliated with the European Society for Health and Medical Sociology (ESHMS).

Just published on the blog!

Tackling Stigma in Mental Health by Graham Scambler, STH co-Editor.

Recently published on the blog

A Sociology Clinic: A Sociology of the People, by the People, for the People? by Anders Bye, Trondheim, Norway
Easing of US Trade Embargo, the Cuban Paradox, and Lessons in Health Care: A Natural Experiment by Christopher J. Fries, University of Manitoba, Canada
A Manifesto for Action Nursing by Benny Goodman, Lecturer in Nursing & Sociology, School of Nursing & Midwifery, Plymouth University

The Social Theory & Health blog has launched!

We are excited to announce a new feature of the journal: an online, open blog forum, to feature debate, opinion and conversations circulating around the many disciplines where health and social theory collide. We hope the blog will provide a space for responses to content published in Social theory & Health as well short pieces on topics not yet explored by the journal.
The Editors are pleased to invite blog contributions from health sociologists, psychologists and economists and to practitioners from medicine, nursing and other allied disciplines. Blog post submissions should be sent to: grahamscambler@hotmail.com.
ENTER THE FRAY AT https://socialtheoryhealth.wordpress.com/
See Professor Scambler’s introductory post here.

Social Theory & Health virtual issues

The Social Theory & Health editorial team are pleased to introduce a new feature of the journal: Virtual issues! Online only, covering hot topics in the field, we hope that you will enjoy this extra resource to hone in on specialised and specific areas within social theory and health!
The inaugural virtual issue tackles the topic of obesity. For full details of the aims of this issue, complete with a list of articles and free to view links to them, please click on the ‘Virtual Issues’ tab.

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  • Aims and Scope

    Aims and Scope


    Social Theory & Health provides an international scholarly forum for theoretical reflection and debate on contemporary health issues, many of which bear directly on the planning and delivery of services. The journal aims to consolidate, refine and extend theoretically informed work on the role of health in modern societies.

    Interest in issues of theory and health now informs many academic and practice-oriented disciplines and crosses discipline boundaries. The Editors encourage contributions from all relevant disciplines, as well as from those involved directly in front-line treatment and care. Contributions from the developing world are particularly welcome. The journal aims to include contributions from all theoretical perspectives.

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