Understanding the Sociology of Health

Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist.

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Author: Anne-Marie Barry

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1473929458

Category:

Page: 352

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Understanding the Sociology of Health, continues to offer an easy to read introduction to sociological theories essential to understanding the current health climate. Up-to-date with key policy and research, and including case studies and exercises to critically engage the reader, this book shows how sociology can answer complex questions about health and illness, such as why health inequalities exist. The 4th edition includes: a global perspective with international examples a new chapter on health technologies a glossary, key concepts, chapter summaries and reflective questions 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.

Edgework

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Author: Stephen Lyng

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415932173

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

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This book will introduce the reader to the world of voluntary risk-taking, investigating the seductive nature of pursuing peril and teasing out boundaries between legal and criminal behavior.

The Sociology Book

Our co-consultant and contributor Christopher Thorpe is a sociologist with an interest in social theory, cultural sociology, and British representations of Italy. He has a doctorate in sociology from the University of Aberdeen, ...

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Author: Sarah Tomley

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241217016

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

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Exploring more than 80 big ideas and key theories in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with one another. Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, this book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, co-workers, and rivals? The perfect way to explore this fascinating subject, The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and their biggest ideas, from the pioneers Karl Marx and Auguste Comte to the groundbreaking work of Sharon Zukin and Judith Butler. Each sociological theory is made crystal clear with the help of quirky graphics, pithy quotes, and step-by-step summaries that explain each idea in an easy-to-grasp way.

Introducing the Sociology of Food and Eating

A thorough introduction to the sociology of food and eating, the book also acts as a primer to the discipline of sociology more generally.

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Author: Anne Murcott

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350022010

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This textbook equips students with the ability to analyze and think critically about contemporary food topics. A thorough introduction to the sociology of food and eating, the book also acts as a primer to the discipline of sociology more generally. Chapters start with a 'common sense' assumption about food which students frequently encounter in their own lives or in the mass media. Topics include family meals, ethnic cuisines, cooking skills and convenience foods, eating out, food waste, and 'overpackaging'. Anne Murcott shows how systematic academic research approaches can allow students to move beyond 'conventional wisdoms' to examine sociological perspectives on food and eating. Key sociological concerns such as class, gender, age, ethnicity, power and identity are also introduced, accompanied by a wide range of examples from around the globe. By the end, readers will be able to think more critically and to apply sociological approaches to questions about food and society. Introducing the Sociology of Food and Eating is an essential introductory textbook for students in sociology and food studies. It provides readers with a solid basis for success in their studies - and with a new understanding of their own attitudes to food and eating.

An Introduction to Comparative Sociology

Drawing on anthropology, archaeology and history to illustrate key points, the book offers a thorough examination of the field, covering such often neglected topics as the mass production of deviance (Stalin's lethal purges, for example) ...

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Author: Jon Oplinger

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476638799

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Not your typical sociology primer, this straightforward yet challenging text begins with a discussion of foundational theories, central concepts and areas of study. Drawing on anthropology, archaeology and history to illustrate key points, the book offers a thorough examination of the field, covering such often neglected topics as the mass production of deviance (Stalin's lethal purges, for example) and the sociology of war. This multifaceted approach provides a broad overview of the discipline through a clear-eyed investigation of human society at its best and worst.

The Sociology of Religion

'Grace Davie is one of the best analysts of religion in contemporary sociology. This book caps a distinguished record of studies of religion - first of Britain, then of Europe, then globally.

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Author: Grace Davie

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446238851

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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'Grace Davie is one of the best analysts of religion in contemporary sociology. This book caps a distinguished record of studies of religion - first of Britain, then of Europe, then globally. This is a magisterial work, which should be read by anyone interested in the place of religion in the modern world' - Peter L. Berger, Boston University 'This book offers both an expert survey of contemporary sociology of religion and the personal reflections of one of the leading scholars in the field. Grace Davie is a good model for students and their teachers: she is clear, engaging and fair minded but unafraid to express a point of view' -David Voas, University of Manchester 'Grace Davie has written a book about what is currently happening in the sociology of religion which is clear, accessible, devoid of jargon and authoritative. Though addressed to the educated reader, it also provides an ideal text for students... If you want expert guidance about what is going on in the sociology of religion, and to have useful indications about what is going on in religion on the global scene, this book does the job extremely well' - Theology Why is religion still important? Can we be fully modern and fully religious? The Sociology of Religion works at two levels. First it sets out the agenda - covering the key questions in the sociology of religion today. At the same time, it interrogates this agenda - asking if the sociology of religion, as we currently know it, is 'fit for purpose'. If not, what is to be done? This book: • describes the origins of the sociology of religion • demystifies secularization as a process and a theory • relates religion to modern social theory • unpacks the meaning of religion in relation to modernity and globalization • grasps the methodological challenges in the field • provides a comparative perspective for religions in the west • introduces questions of minorities and margins • sets out a critical agenda for debate and research. In a single volume, Grace Davie captures the nature and forms of modern religion, the current debates in the field and the prospects for future development.

Fundamentals of Sociology

The third, expanded edition of this well-known text on sociology has detailed analyses of the economic system, industry, population and food supply.

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Author: Gisbert

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 8125005153

Category:

Page: 514

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The third, expanded edition of this well-known text on sociology has detailed analyses of the economic system, industry, population and food supply. Importance has been given to forces such as industrialisation and the Green Revolution that have helped to shape modern India. A comprehensive text, useful to both teachers and students.

Our Social World

A fully revised, updated and reorganized edition of this popular first year introduction to sociology.

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Author: Jeanne H. Ballantine

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9781412980043

Category: Social Science

Page: 593

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The Third Edition of Our Social World: Introduction to Sociology inspires students to see the impact of larger social structures and global trends on their personal lives, to develop their sociological imaginations, and to view both world events and their personal experiences from a sociological perspective on a day-to-day basis. This innovative and engaging text provides today's student with an integrated, comprehensive framework from which to view the world and to see the social structures at work behind the scenes. In each chapter, authors Jeanne H. Ballantine and Keith A. Roberts provide a balanced organizing theme (the social world model) to help students see relationships between various levels of the social system. Our Social World, Third Edition also emphasizes diversity, presenting the perspective of students living in the larger global world.

Sociology

Topics such as applied sociology and social thought have also been provided to give a complete overview of the subject.

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Author: CN Shankar Rao

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 9788121910361

Category: Social Science

Page: 924

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This textbook has been comprehensively written to acquaint the students with the fundamental concepts of sociology as well as provide an introduction to the diverse field of sociology. Students will be introduced to the origins of sociology as a discipline and would get acquainted with relevant topics such as inequality, institutions, control, change, disorganisation & problems in the society. Topics such as applied sociology and social thought have also been provided to give a complete overview of the subject. This textbook not only caters as a primary text to the undergraduate students of Sociology but is also a useful reference for postgraduate students and aspirants appearing for various competitive examinations.

The Sociology of Emotions

This book reviews the theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of emotions, with appendices on relevant psychological theories as they intersect with sociological theories.

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Author: Jonathan H. Turner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521847451

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This book reviews the theoretical and empirical work in the sociology of emotions, with appendices on relevant psychological theories as they intersect with sociological theories. After being grouped into several basic approaches: cultural, dramaturgical, interaction ritual, symbolic interactionist, exchange, stuctural, and biological, the theories that have been developed within these diverse traditions are described. Summaries of Illustrative empirical work using the theory follow.

Crime and Deviance

From surveillance to terrorism and green crime to state crime, this exciting new edition offers an updated survey of key areas in the sociology of crime and deviance.

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Author: Tony Lawson

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9780230217829

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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From surveillance to terrorism and green crime to state crime, this exciting new edition offers an updated survey of key areas in the sociology of crime and deviance. Analysis of recent studies and accessible theory is combined with a variety of activities to provide an invaluable introduction to this popular topic for all students of sociology --Provided by publisher.

Sociological Theory

Providing a concise and comprehensive introduction to both classical and contemporary social thought, this volume makes social theory and social theorists accessible and meaningful.

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Author: Bert N. Adams

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 0761985573

Category: Social Science

Page: 612

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This concise text, covers both classical and contemporary social thought. It traces the major schools of thought over the past 150 years as they appear and reappear in different chapters and looks at important new voices in social theory. The treatment of individual theories and theorists is balanced with the development of key themes and ideas about social life.

Vision and Society

Rethinking the relationships between the study of art and the study of sociology and anthropology, this book explores how this rethinking might impact sociological theory in general, and certain aspects of it in particular – especially ...

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Author: John Clammer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317935995

Category: Social Science

Page: 238

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The sociology of art is now an established sub-discipline of sociology. But little work has been done to explore the implications not of society on art, but of art on the nature and principles of sociology itself. Vision and Society explores the ways in which art (here mainly understood as visual art) structures in fundamental ways the constitution of society, the relations between societies and the ways in which society and culture should be theorized. Building initially on an unfulfilled project by the French sociologist of art Nathalie Heinich to derive a sociology from art, this book pushes this idea in unconventional directions. Rethinking the relationships between the study of art and the study of sociology and anthropology, this book explores how this rethinking might impact sociological theory in general, and certain aspects of it in particular – especially the study of social movements, social change, the urban, the constitution of space and the ways in which human social relationships are mediated and expressed.

The Sociology of Formal Organizations

This reader seeks to develop a distinct identity for the theme of formal organizations in sociological research.

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Author: Abha Chaturvedi

Publisher: OUP India

ISBN: 0198067690

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 410

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This reader seeks to develop a distinct identity for the theme of formal organizations in sociological research. It explores diverse organizations such as the civil service, hospitals, schools, cooperatives, business firms, development agencies, and trade unions.

The Social Construction of Technological Systems

The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology.

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Author: Wiebe E. Bijker

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262521377

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 405

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"The impact of technology on society is clear and unmistakeable. The influence of society on technology is more subtle. The 13 essays in this book have been written by a diverse group of scholars united by a common interest in creating a new field - the sociology of technology. They draw on a wide array of case studies - from cooking stoves to missile systems, from 15th-century Portugal to today's Al labs - to outline an original research program based on a synthesis of ideas from the social studies of science and the history of technology. Together they affirm the need for a study of technology that gives equal weight to technical, social, economic, and political questions"--Back cover.

The Sociology of Health and Illness

This reader brings together recent writing on health, illness and health care in contemporary society. It emphasizes the empirical nature of medical sociology and its relationship with the development of sociological theory.

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Author: Sarah Nettleton

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745628288

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

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Thoroughly revised and fully updated, the second edition of Sarah Nettleton's book will prove invaluable to anyone looking for a clear and accessible introduction to key contemporary debates within the sociology of health and illness. The book builds on the first edition's success, integrating the core tenets of traditional medical sociology with some fresh insights from the current literature. New material is found throughout , including discussions of the new genetics, food and eating, e-health, the MMR debate, embryo stem cell research, recent approaches to health inequalities, and the health implications of the information age. Carefully annotated suggested further readings have been added to each chapter, to help extend students' learning and thinking. The book aims to provide students with a thorough grounding in the area of the sociology of health and illness. As such it covers a diversity of topics and draws on a wide range of analytic approaches. The text spans issues such as the social construction of medical knowledge, the analysis of lay health knowledge and beliefs, concepts of lifestyles and risk, the experience of illness and the sociology of the body. It also explores matters which are central to health policy, such as professional-patient relationships, health inequalities and the changing nature of health care work. A central theme which runs throughout the book is that we are moving towards a new paradigm of health and health care, one in which people are no longer passive recipients of treatment when they are ill, but are active participants in the maintenance of their own health. This is reflected in contemporary health policy which emphasizes health promotion, community health care and consumerism. The book is written primarily for students of thte social sciences who opt to study the field of health and illness in greater depth, but will also appeal to students taking vocational degrees requiring a sociological grounding in the area.

Encounters

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Author: Erving Goffman

Publisher: Allen Lane

ISBN: 0713903147

Category: Social distance

Page: 134

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Evolutionary Epistemology Rationality and the Sociology of Knowledge

"Bartley and Radnitzky have done the philosophy of knowledge a tremendous service. Scholars now have a superb and up-to-date presentation of the fundamental ideas of evolutionary epistemology." --Philosophical Books

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Author: Karl Raimund Popper

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812690397

Category: Philosophy

Page: 475

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"Bartley and Radnitzky have done the philosophy of knowledge a tremendous service. Scholars now have a superb and up-to-date presentation of the fundamental ideas of evolutionary epistemology." --Philosophical Books

The Sociology Student Writer s Manual and Reader s Guide

If you write, “This is a good book; I liked it very much,” you say nothing of interest or value to the reader. Notice, however, how Scott's review helps to clearly define the content and the limitations of the book by contrasting the ...

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Author: William A. Johnson Jr.

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442266971

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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The Sociology Student Writer's Manual 7/E is a practical guide to research, reading, and writing in sociology. The Sociology Student Writer’s Manual and Reader’s Guide, Seventh Edition, is a set of instructions and exercises that sequentially develop citizenship, academic, and professional skills while providing students with knowledge about a wide range of sociological concepts, phenomena, and information sources. Part 1 begins by teaching students to read newspapers and other sociological media sources critically and analytically. It focuses on the crafts of writing and scholarship by providing the basics of grammar, style, formats and source citation, and then introduces students to a variety of rich information resources including the sociological journals and the Library of Congress. Part 2 prepares students to research, read, write, review, and critique sociology scholarship. Finally, Part 3 provides advanced exercises in observing culture, socialization, inequality, and ethnicity and race.