Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology

Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology


Edited by John Germov

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  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand
  • Format: Paperback | 590 pages
  • Dimensions: 188mm x 249mm x 30mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 3 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Melbourne
  • ISBN 10: 019556281X
  • ISBN 13: 9780195562811
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 29,327

Product description

Second Opinion 4th edition is the leading health sociology textbook for Australian students. Accompanied by a comprehensive online resource centre with innovative teaching and learning materials, this outstanding teaching text introduces students to the theories, concepts and contexts that are needed to understand the issues confronting health sociology.Over a decade since the first edition was published, this fourth edition has undergone a significant revision to thoroughly match today's student and lecturer needs.

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Table of contents

PART 1: HEALTH SOCIOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH ; 1. Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues by John Germov ; THEORISING HEALTH: MAJOR THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH SOCIOLOGY BY JOHN GERMOV ; 3. Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and Innovations by Douglas Ezzy ; PART 2: THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS ; 4. Global Public Health by John Germov ; 5. Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice by John Germov ; 6. Workplace Health by Toni Schofield ; 7. Gender and Health by Dorothy Broom ; 8. Indigenous Health: The Perpetuation of Inequality by Dennis Gray and Sherry Saggers ; 9. Ethnicity, Health, and Multiculturalism by Roberta Julian ; 10. Rural Health by Clarissa Hughes ; PART 3: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS ; 11. The Social Appetite: A Sociology of Food and Nutrition by Lauren Williams and John Germov ; 12. The Medicalisation of Deviance by Sharyn L. Roach Anleu ; 13. Mental Illness: Understandings, Experience and Service Provision by Pauline Savy and Anne-Maree Sawyer ; 14. The Illness Experience: Lay Perspectives, Disability and Chronic Illness by Daphne Habibis ; 15. Ageing, Health and the Demographic Revolution by Marilyn Poole ; 16. The Human Genome Project: A Sociology of Medical Technology by Evan Willis ; 17. Media and Health by John Germov ; PART 4: THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF HEALTH CARE: PROFESSIONS, POLITICS, AND POLICIES ; 18. Power, Politics and Health Care by Helen Belcher ; 19. Challenges to Medical Dominance by John Germov ; 20. Sociology of Nursing by Helen Keleher ; 21. The Sociology of Complementary and Alternative Medicine by Alex Broom ; 22. Jostling for Position: A Sociology of Allied Health by Lauren Williams ; 23. A Sociology of Health Promotion by John Germov and Katy Richmond ; 24. Community Health Services in Australia by Fran Baum