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Health and Illness in a Changing Society By Michael Bury

Health and Illness in a Changing Society
by Michael Bury

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This lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness also examines the different sociological perspectives that have been used to analyse health matters and highlights those in need of revision.
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Health and Illness in a Changing Society Summary


Health and Illness in a Changing Society by Michael Bury

Health and illness are intensely personal matters. It seems self evident that health is a basic necessity of the 'good life', though it is often taken for granted. Illness, on the other hand challenges our sense of security and may introduce acute anxiety into our lives. Health and Illness in a Changing Society provides a lively and critical account of the impact of social change on the experience of health and illness. It also examines the different sociological perspectives that have been used to analyse health matters. While some of the ideas developed in the last twenty years remain relevant to social research in health today, many are in need of urgent revision.

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Health and Illness in a Changing Society Reviews


"Those of us who have cut our teeth on the discipline of medical sociology with the help of Bury's many writings and teaching will not be disappointed with this accessible, well-balanced and scholarly text.... a generous and incisive text which will be invaluable to students, teachers and research practitioners alike."
-"The Sociological Review

Table of Contents


Introduction: Health, Illness and Sociology 1. From Illness Behaviour to Health Beliefs and Knowledge 2. Inequalities in Health 3. Doctors, Patients and Interaction in Health Care 4. Chronic Illness and Disability 5. Death and Dying 6. The Body, Health and Risk.

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GOR001962380
Health and Illness in a Changing Society by Michael Bury
Michael Bury
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1997-05-15
244
0415115159
9780415115155
N/A
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