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Mental Health, Social Mirror

Editors: Avison, William R., McLeod, Jane D., Pescosolido, Bernice A. (Eds.)

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While mental health figured prominently in the writings of classical sociologists, contemporary sociologists often view research on mental health as peripheral to the "real work" of the discipline. The essays in this volume reassert the centrality of research in mental health to sociology. First, they articulate the contributions that mental health research has made and can make to resolving key theoretical and empirical debates in important areas of sociological study. Second, they draw from mainstream theories and concepts to reconsider the potential of sociology to provide answers to critical questions regarding the social origins of and social responses to mental illness. As reflected in the title, the sociological study of mental health provides a reflection of the central processes that characterize our society.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

Table of contents (18 chapters)
  • Through the Looking Glass: The Fortunes of the Sociology of Mental Health

    Pages 3-32

    Pescosolido, Bernice A. (et al.)

  • Sociology, Psychiatry, and the Production of Knowledge about Mental Illness and Its Treatment

    Pages 33-53

    Pearlin, Leonard I. (et al.)

  • The Changing Role(s) of Sociology (and Psychology) in the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program

    Pages 55-63

    Schooler, Carmi

  • Classical Sociological Theory, Evolutionary Psychology, and Mental Health

    Pages 67-93

    Horwitz, Allan V.

  • Contemporary Social Theory and the Sociological Study of Mental Health

    Pages 95-123

    Branaman, Ann

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mental Health, Social Mirror
Editors
  • William R. Avison
  • Jane D. McLeod
  • Bernice A. Pescosolido
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-36320-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-36320-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-36319-6
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-75699-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 472
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