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The Sociology of Health and Healing: A Textbook By Professor Margaret Stacey

The Sociology of Health and Healing: A Textbook
by Professor Margaret Stacey

This text takes a step in pointing new directions for sociological and social-historical studies of health and health care. Throughout the book, the division of labour in health care, especially as it relates to social class and gender divisions, is taken as central.

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The Sociology of Health and Healing: A Textbook Summary


"...It is well-written and well-referenced...this is an important, innovative, enjoyable textbook which can be highly recommended for use in undergraduate and postgraduate sociology courses on health related subjects, and which will be of value in courses on women's studies and gender. It will also be of interest to inquiring health care practitioners of whatever persuasion." - Sociology "This book takes a bold step in pointing new directions for sociological and social-historical studies of health and health care." - Social History of Medicine Throughout the book, the division of labour in health care, especially as it relates to social class and gender divisions, is taken as central. Its particular characteristic, and one that distinguishes it from other texts in this field, is that feminist critiques of health care are considered alongside the mainstream writing in the social history of medicine, and in medical sociology. Part I takes an historical approach to the types of healing knowledge, the modes of treatment, and the organization of health care found in Europe over the last four hundred years. Part II is a sociological analysis of contemporary health care covering concepts of health and illness, the organization of the National Health Service, the division of labour, the impact of international capitalism, and the issues at stake in arguments about human reproduction.

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GOR001617947
The Sociology of Health and Healing: A Textbook
Professor Margaret Stacey
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1988-06-23
314
0415078725
9780415078726
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