Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology (Illustrated Edition) – PDF

eBook Details

  • Author: Steven E. Barkan
  • File Size: 4 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 292 Pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; Illustrated edition
  • Publication Date: August 19, 2016
  • Language: English 
  • ISBN-10: 1442235004, 1442234997
  • ISBN-13: 9781442235007, 9781442234994


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About The Author

Steven E. Barkan

Steven E. Barkan

Professor Steven E. Barkan is Professor of Sociology at the University of Maine, where he has taught since 1979. His teaching and research interests include sociology of law, criminology, and social movements. Barkan is a past president of the Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and has served as chair of its Law and Society Division and as a Council member of the Sociology of Law Section of the American Sociological Association. His articles have appeared in the Justice QuarterlyJournal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Journal of Crime and Justice, American Sociological Review, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency,and other journals. He is the author of several forthcoming textbooks, including Race, Crime, and Criminal Justice in America with Oxford University Press.

Health, Illness, and Society: An Introduction to Medical Sociology, Illustrated Edition, (PDF) provides a sociological perspective on health, illness, and health care. Working as an introduction to medical sociology for undergraduate and graduate students, it also offers a summary of the field for public health scholars and for medical sociologists and practitioners. A highlight of the text is its stress on the social roots of health and disease and on the influence of social inequality on health disparities and the quality of health care. The ebook also critically examines health care in the United States and around the globe and evaluates the limitations and achievements of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and other recent health care reform efforts.

978-1442235007, 978-1442234994

Pedagogical aids including chapter-opening Learning Questions and Health and Illness in the News vignettes and chapter-ending Key Terms and Summary sections. Most chapters also end with a Giving It Some Thought vignette in which students are provided with a hypothetical situation concerning a health and society issue and asked to show on how they would respond in the situation.

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