Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada

Oxford University Press, 2008 - 446 Seiten
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A well-written, student friendly text, Health, Illness and Medicine in Canada provides students with insight into the issues surrounding the sociology of health, illness and medicine in Canada. Part one addresses the major sociological approaches of structural functionalism, symbolicinteractionism, feminist theory, and conflict theory. Part two shifts focus to more immediate issues relating to sociology of health and medicine - social inequity, disease, and death, while taking a first-hand look at the experience of being ill. This section also features a unique case study onwomen and cancer. Part three of the text is devoted to the sociology of medicine, and takes an extensive look at pertinent issues such as social constructs of scientific and medical knowledge and medical practice, medicalization, the medical profession, the roles of nurses and midwives in a changinghealth-care system, complementary and alternative medicine, and the medical-industrial complex.

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Dr. Juanne Nancarrow Clarke is a professor of sociology in the Sociology and Anthropology department at Wilfrid Laurier University. She earned her PhD from Waterloo. As a medical sociologist, Dr. Clarke has spent her career exploring the public health system and the personal health systems ofindividuals. Her research interests include health and illness, gender and medicine, as well as qualitative and feminist methodologies. Since joining Wilfrid Laurier in 1971, Dr. Clarke has taught a number of courses such as, Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of Medicine, Sociology of Sex Roles, and Sociology of Health and Illness. She has a substantial list of publications, including books and book chapters, articles in refereedjournals, reports, book reviews and papers read at learned societies. She is writing a chapter for our upcoming introductory sociology book, The Social World.

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