Health

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Psychology Press, 1990 - Social Science - 159 pages
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Written in a clear, accessible style, Healthintroduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists.

Aggleton, an experienced teacher, links the key debates within the sociology of health and illness with their implications for health care, and covers topics such as complementary medicine and AIDS. Students are encouraged to undertake suggested activities and are given guidance for further reading to develop their understanding.
 

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Contents

1 Defining health
1
2 Measuring health
25
3 Explaining health
51
4 Socialpositivist explanations
73
5 Interactionist explanations
90
6 Structuralist explanations
110
7 Perspectives on health policy
129
References
142
Index
151
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Peter Aggleton

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