SpringerBriefs in Sociology

Sociology of Mental Health

Selected Topics from Forty Years 1970s-2010s

Editors: Johnson, Robert J., Turner, R. Jay, Link, Bruce G. (Eds.)

  • Presents topics that embody the spirit of the continuing success of research in mental health
  • Provides a historical overview from the foundations of modern sociology to the study of mental health
  • Covers key issues to advance the scholarly debates for sociology of mental health
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This volume provides an overview of mental health research conducted by sociologists. It discusses dominant themes such as stress, the community and mental life, family structure, social relations and recovery. The unique contribution of sociology to the study of mental health has a long history stretching from the very foundations of modern sociology. Yet it was only twenty years ago that the Section on Sociology of Mental Health of the American Sociological Association was formed largely in response to a burgeoning rise in the sum and significance of research in the field. Today the section is a large and vibrant one with its own journal, Society and Mental Health. This book explores several of the themes that have occurred during that period, providing both perspectives of the past and prospects for the future. The volume is timely, following closely the 20th anniversary of the section’s formation. Its coverage of key issues and its advancement of the scholarly debates on these issues will prove valuable to students and senior scholars alike.

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This volume provides an overview of mental health research conducted by sociologists. It discusses dominant themes such as stress, the community and mental life, family structure, social relations and recovery. The unique contribution of sociology to the study of mental health has a long history stretching from the very foundations of modern sociology. Yet it was only twenty years ago that the Section on Sociology of Mental Health of the American Sociological Association was formed largely in response to a burgeoning rise in the sum and significance of research in the field. Today the section is a large and vibrant one with its own journal, Society and Mental Health. This book explores several of the themes that have occurred during that period, providing both perspectives of the past and prospects for the future. The volume is timely, following closely the 20th anniversary of the section’s formation. Its coverage of key issues and its advancement of the scholarly debates on these issues will prove valuable to students and senior scholars alike. ​

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Social Relationships and Social Support

    Turner, R. Jay (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

  • Twenty Years of the Sociology of Mental Health: The Continued Significance of Gender and Marital Status for Emotional Well-Being

    Simon, Robin W.

    Pages 21-51

  • The Stress Process: Its Origins, Evolution, and Future

    Aneshensel, Carol S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-74

  • Mental Illness Stigma and the Sociology of Mental Health

    Link, Bruce G. (et al.)

    Pages 75-100

  • The Neighborhood and Mental Life: Past, Present, and Future Sociological Directions in Studying Community Context and Mental Health

    Carpiano, Richard M.

    Pages 101-123

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eBook $39.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-07797-0
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-07796-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociology of Mental Health
Book Subtitle
Selected Topics from Forty Years 1970s-2010s
Editors
  • Robert J. Johnson
  • R. Jay Turner
  • Bruce G. Link
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Sociology
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07797-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07797-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-07796-3
Series ISSN
2212-6368
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 159
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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