Medical Sociology on the Move

New Directions in Theory

Editors: Cockerham, William C. (Ed.)

  • Identifies and discusses new directions in theory in medical sociology
  • Shows how to apply theory to health problems
  • Coverage ranges from theories of agency to theories of structure
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This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.

 

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • The Rise of Theory in Medical Sociology

    Cockerham, William C.

    Pages 1-10

  • Modern Symbolic Interaction Theory and Health

    Charmaz, Kathy (et al.)

    Pages 11-39

  • Social Construction and Health

    Olafsdottir, Sigrun

    Pages 41-59

  • Statecraft and Soulcraft: Foucault on Prolonging Life

    Dumas, Alex (et al.)

    Pages 61-81

  • Marx, Critical Realism, and Health Inequalities

    Scambler, Graham (et al.)

    Pages 83-103

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6193-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-6192-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $159.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-017-8098-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Medical Sociology on the Move
Book Subtitle
New Directions in Theory
Editors
  • William C. Cockerham
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-6193-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-6193-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-6192-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8098-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 267
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