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Understanding the sociology of health : an introduction (Fifth edition)

By: Barry, Anne-Marie Yuill, Chris

1526497549 / 9781526497543
Stock expected by 07/07/2022
United Kingdom
25 cm 312 pages
Tertiary Education (US: College)  Learn More
Previous edition: 2016.

Why do health inequalities exist? How do gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity or class affect health?

What is the healthcare impact of technology? How does climate change relate to health and illness and what does sociology have to teach us about pandemics? This textbook exists to answer these complex questions providing a complete overview of all the key sociological debates, themes, theories and research. Key features: Takes a global perspective providing comparative examples throughoutGrapples with the most pressing healthcare debates including climate change and environment, pandemics and society, racism, health inequality and gender identityBreaks the complexities down using extremely clear language throughoutLecturers and instructors can also access a range of additional teaching resources available from the SAGE website. Though aimed primarily at students on health and social care courses and professions allied to medicine, this textbook provides valuable insights for anyone interested in the social aspects of health.


MBN Public health & preventive medicine, MBS Medical sociology

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