Medical Sociology in Africa

Authors: Amzat, Jimoh, Razum, Oliver

  • Provides a global source and reference in social dimensions of health and illness
  • Global relevance coupled with illustration from African context
  • Presentation of current research directions in the field
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About this book

This book presents a comprehensive discussion of classical ideas, core topics, currents and detailed theoretical underpinnings in medical sociology. It is a globally renowned source and reference for those interested in social dimensions of health and illness. The presentation is enriched with explanatory and illustrative styles. The design and illustration of details will shift the minds of the readers from mere classroom discourse to societal context (the space of health issues), to consider the implications of those ideas in a way that could guide health interventions. The elemental strengths are the sociological illustrations from African context, rooted in deep cultural interpretations necessitated because Africa bears a greater brunt of health problems. More so, the classical and current epistemological and theoretical discourse presented in this book are indicative of core themes in medical sociology in particular, but cut across a multidisciplinary realm including health social sciences (e.g., medical anthropology, health psychology, medical demography, medical geography and health economics) and health studies (medicine, public health, epidemiology, bioethics and medical humanities) in general. Therefore, apart from the book’s relevance as a teaching text of medical sociology for academics, it is also meant for students at various levels and all health professionals who require a deeper understanding of social dimensions of health and illness (with illustrations from the African context) and sociological contributions to health studies in general.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Sociology and Health

    Amzat, Jimoh (et al.)

    Pages 1-19

  • Health, Disease, and Illness as Conceptual Tools

    Amzat, Jimoh (et al.)

    Pages 21-37

  • Health Behaviour and Illness Behaviour

    Amzat, Jimoh (et al.)

    Pages 39-59

  • Social Determinants/Context of Health

    Amzat, Jimoh (et al.)

    Pages 61-82

  • Functionalist Perspective on Health

    Amzat, Jimoh (et al.)

    Pages 83-106

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03986-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03985-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: October 20, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-34373-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Sociology in Africa
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03986-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03986-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03985-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-34373-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 299
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations
Topics