Where it Hurts: An Introduction to Sociology for Health Workers

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Allen & Unwin, 1986 - Public health - 239 pages
For over a decade, WHERE IT HURTS has provided a straightforward and accessible introduction to sociology for students of health and welfare studies. In this completely revised and expanded edition Cherry Russell and Toni Schofield once again deal with key areas of sociology (such as class, gender, race and ethnicity, age, work, the state) and grounding theory and concepts in real issues, to demonstrate how sociology WORKS in a specific application - health and health care. Students for whom sociology is part of a health or welfare-related course (nursing, medicine, related therapies, social work and administration) will find this a lively and thought-provoking text. But in its style and content, it responds equally well to the demands of ALL beginning students in sociology for a clear and relevant introduction to the critical tradition.

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About the author (1986)

Cherry Russell, PhD, is the author of The Aging Experience, and has published widely in her main research interest, the sociology of old age. Toni Schofield, PhD, is the author of studies on occupational health, and women and stress. Both teach sociology at Cumberland College of Health Sciences. Where It Hurts has grown out of their experience in teaching sociology to health workers from a wide variety of backgrounds over the past two decades.

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