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In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide range of U.S. cultural representations ― from memoirs to medical mail, from hospital signs to disaster movies ― in order to urge critical thinking about conventional notions of care, health, embodiment, identity, suffering, and mortality. This book is intended for general readers, medical practitioners, undergraduate and graduate students in courses on medical sociology, medicine, medical ethics, nursing, public health, carework, visual culture, cultural studies, and gerontology.

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9780415748070 | Routledge, October 14, 2016, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life.

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9780415748087 | Routledge, October 14, 2016, cover price $45.95

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Product Description: Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth. Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect childbirth outcomes and experiences, this evidence-based text emphasises the importance of compassionate and humane care in midwifery practice...read more
By Ian Peate (editor)

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9781138015548 | 1 edition (Routledge, July 3, 2015), cover price $50.95 | About this edition: Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth.

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Product Description: Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth. Demonstrating how empathising with women and understanding the context in which they live can affect childbirth outcomes and experiences, this evidence-based text emphasises the importance of compassionate and humane care in midwifery practice...read more
By Patricia Lindsay (editor) and Ian Peate (editor)

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9781138015531 | 1 edition (Routledge, June 30, 2015), cover price $155.00 | About this edition: Introducing the Social Sciences for Midwifery Practice makes clear the links between social, anthropological and psychological concepts, midwifery practice and women’s experience of birth.

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9780130165572 | 8 sub edition (Taylor & Francis, October 1, 2000), cover price $70.00
9780132695565 | Taylor & Francis, August 1, 1997, cover price $60.00 | also contains A Hundred Favorite Fiddle Tunes: Solos and Duets
9780130633224 | Taylor & Francis, February 1, 1995, cover price $51.21 | also contains Conflict and Renewal: Europe Transformed: Essays in Honour of Wolfgang Petritsch

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9789814576048 | Routledge, December 31, 2014, cover price $44.78
9780205054183 | 12 edition (Taylor & Francis, February 17, 2011), cover price $99.40
9780136053101 | 11 edition (Taylor & Francis, December 23, 2008), cover price $75.20
9780131729247 | 10th edition (Taylor & Francis, May 26, 2006), cover price $89.80
9789990159110 | 10th edition (Prentice Hall, May 26, 2006), cover price $0.02
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Product Description: Clinical sociology is an action-oriented field that seeks to prevent, reduce, or resolve the seemingly overwhelming number of social problems confronting modern society. In an extensive revision of the first edition of this classic text and reference, published by Plenum in 1990, the editors have assembled a distinguished roster of contributors to address such topics as theory and practice; intervention at various levels of social organization; specific kinds of sociological practice; social problems; and the process of becoming a clinical sociologist...read more
By John G. Bruhn (editor)

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9780306465123 | 2 sub edition (Kluwer Academic Pub, September 30, 2001), cover price $269.00 | About this edition: Clinical sociology is an action-oriented field that seeks to prevent, reduce, or resolve the seemingly overwhelming number of social problems confronting modern society.
9780306435591 | Plenum Pub Corp, February 1, 1991, cover price $117.50 | About this edition: Clinical sociology, in its broadest sense, is the application of a sociological perspective to facilitate change.

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9781461354451 | 2 edition (Springer Verlag, September 24, 2012), cover price $259.00 | About this edition: Clinical sociology is an action-oriented field that seeks to prevent, reduce, or resolve the seemingly overwhelming number of social problems confronting modern society.
9780306435799 | Plenum Pub Corp, January 31, 1991, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: This book is a most welcome addition to the growing literature on sociological practice.

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Product Description: In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases...read more

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9780745661193 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, February 4, 2013), cover price $69.95 | also contains Social Causes of Health and Disease | About this edition: In this stimulating book, William C.
9780745635873 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 15, 2007), cover price $69.95

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9780745661209 | 2 revised edition (Polity Pr, January 14, 2013), cover price $24.95 | also contains Social Causes of Health and Disease | About this edition: In this stimulating book, William C.

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Product Description: In this stimulating book, William C. Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors (such as stress, poverty, unhealthy lifestyles, and unpleasant living and work conditions) have direct causal effects on health and many diseases...read more

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9780745661193 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, February 4, 2013), cover price $69.95 | also contains Social Causes of Health and Disease | About this edition: In this stimulating book, William C.

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9780745661209 | 2 revised edition (Polity Pr, January 14, 2013), cover price $24.95 | also contains Social Causes of Health and Disease | About this edition: In this stimulating book, William C.
9780745635880 | 1 edition (Polity Pr, October 15, 2007), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this exciting new book, William Cockerham, a leading medical sociologist, assesses the evidence that social factors have direct causal effects on health and many diseases.

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By Bryan S. Turner (editor)

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9780415460446 | Routledge, September 1, 2009, cover price $225.00

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9780415534185 | Reprint edition (Routledge, February 20, 2012), cover price $54.95

Miscellaneous:

9780203875636 | Routledge, July 24, 2009, cover price $199.00

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Product Description: Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by many outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness. In addition to updated and reconceived chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health, this volume has new chapters on topics that include:• social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital• disability• dying and "the right to die"• health disparities• the growing influence of the pharmaceutical industry• the Internet• evidence-based medicine and quality of care• health social movements• genetics• religion, spirituality, and healt...read more
By Stefan Timmermans (editor)

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9780826517203 | 6 edition (Vanderbilt Univ Pr, November 29, 2010), cover price $79.95 | About this edition: Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by many outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness.

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9780826517210 | 6 edition (Vanderbilt Univ Pr, November 29, 2010), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Composed entirely of specially commissioned chapters by many outstanding scholars in medical sociology, this edition reflects important changes in the study of health and illness.

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How have sociologists theorized and researched mental health and illness? In what ways do sociologists approach this topic differently to those from other disciplines? How do we understand mental health problems in their social context? This bestselling book provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness, and helps students to develop a critical approach to the subject. In this new edition, the authors update each of the chapters, taking into consideration recent relevant literature from social science and social psychiatry. A new chapter has been included on the impact of stigma, which covers an analysis of the responses of the lay public to mental health and illness and representations of mental health (particularly in the media) in a post-institutional context. A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness is a key teaching and learning resource for undergraduates and postgraduates studying a range of medical sociology and health-related courses, as well as trainee mental health workers in the fields of social work, nursing, clinical psychology and psychiatry.

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9780335215843 | 3 edition (Open Univ Pr, November 1, 2005), cover price $130.00 | About this edition: How have sociologists theorized and researched mental health and illness?
9780335203482 | 2 sub edition (Open Univ Pr, July 1, 1999), cover price $95.00 | About this edition: This edition provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness.
9780335190140 | Open Univ Pr, December 1, 1993, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: A critical introduction to literature on mental health and illness of relevance and interest to undergraduate sociologists.

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9780335236657 | 4th edition (Open Univ Pr, July 1, 2010), cover price $54.00
9780335215836 | 3 edition (Open Univ Pr, September 26, 2005), cover price $53.00 | About this edition: A vital text for studying the effects of mental health and illness on a society This bestselling textbook provides a clear overview of the major aspects of the sociology of mental health and illness.
9780335203475 | 2nd edition (Open Univ Pr, July 1, 1999), cover price $42.95 | About this edition: Praise for the first edition of A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness:"I would recommend this book highly as an essential text for Mental Health Branch nursing.
9780335190133 | Open Univ Pr, October 1, 1993, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: A critical introduction to literature on mental health and illness of relevance and interest to undergraduate sociologists.

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Product Description: The second edition of Mildred Blaxter's successful and highly respected book offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today. It discusses how health is defined, constructed, experienced and acted out in contemporary developed societies, drawing on a range of empirical data from the USA, Britain, France, and many other countries...read more

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9780745648453 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, January 19, 2010), cover price $64.95 | About this edition: The second edition of Mildred Blaxter's successful and highly respected book offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today.
9780745630823 | Polity Pr, March 12, 2004, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today.

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9780745648460 | 2 edition (Polity Pr, March 29, 2010), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The second edition of Mildred Blaxter's successful and highly respected book offers a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today.
9780745630830 | Polity Pr, March 12, 2004, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today.

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Product Description: What we consider to be healthy is shaped by society; we compare our own health with those around us and identify illness according to social norms. But how are these standards established and how do they change? Is health a personal trouble or a public issue? And can sociology allow us to develop a comprehensive analysis of the determinants of health? This book examines how social theory shows us that health is not only shaped by our access to medical interventions, but also by power and inequality...read more

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9780230517417 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2010, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: What we consider to be healthy is shaped by society; we compare our own health with those around us and identify illness according to social norms.

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9780230517424 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2010, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: What we consider to be 'healthy' is shaped by society; we compare our own health with those around us and identify illness according to social norms.

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Product Description: Is there an epidemic of depression sweeping the world, or are we radically altering our interpretation of normal human experiences? Do we need a dose of medication or a renewed sense of meaning?In this second edition of Beyond Depression, Christopher Dowrick--an academic and general practitioner--takes a critical insider's look at commonly held views about the diagnosis and managmenet of depression...read more

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9780199545292 | 2 edition (Oxford Univ Pr, September 14, 2009), cover price $53.00 | About this edition: Is there an epidemic of depression sweeping the world, or are we radically altering our interpretation of normal human experiences?
9780198526322 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 9, 2004, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Beyond Depression, written by a practicing GP, is a radical insiders' critique of prevailing views about the diagnosis and management of depression.

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Product Description: This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students. It is presented in a much more colourful and graphic format than is usual for books on these two subjects...read more
By Michael Porter (editor)

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9780443067877 | 3 edition (Churchill Livingstone, June 17, 2009), cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This textbook in the Illustrated Colour Text series offers an integrated treatment of sociology and psychology for medical students.

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Product Description: 'Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum' presents sociological research regarding memory in various forms; that is, memory conceptualized and utilized by institutions as small as the family or as large as institutionalized electronic 'commodity' memory computer banks or the banked biological DNA 'memory' of entire populations...read more
By Noel Packard (editor)

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9781443801997 | Cambridge Scholars Pub, March 1, 2009, cover price $67.95 | About this edition: 'Sociology of Memory: Papers from the Spectrum' presents sociological research regarding memory in various forms; that is, memory conceptualized and utilized by institutions as small as the family or as large as institutionalized electronic 'commodity' memory computer banks or the banked biological DNA 'memory' of entire populations.

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Product Description: Since the end of World War II, biology and medicine have merged in remarkably productive ways. In this book Peter Keating and Alberto Cambrosio analyze the transformation of medicine into biomedicine and its consequences, ranging from the recasting of hospital architecture to the redefinition of the human body, disease, and therapeutic practices...read more

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9780262112765 | Mit Pr, September 1, 2003, cover price $58.00

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9780262612159 | 1 edition (Mit Pr, September 1, 2006), cover price $29.00 | About this edition: Since the end of World War II, biology and medicine have merged in remarkably productive ways.

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Product Description: '"Sociology & Health Care" is easy to read and offers an introduction into selected, but key areas, of the sociology of health and illness. It is a useful book for health care students as well as health care workers who are interested in the social aspects of their work, their job and how it all fits into the wider society' - Sociological Research Online...read more

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9780335213894 | Open Univ Pr, July 30, 2005, cover price $177.95 | About this edition: '"Sociology & Health Care" is easy to read and offers an introduction into selected, but key areas, of the sociology of health and illness.

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9780335213887 | Open Univ Pr, July 1, 2005, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: Provides suggestions and examples of how sociological concepts and insights can be used to help think about important contemporay issues in health care.

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Product Description: This unique reference offers an integrated "behavioural science" approach to psychology and sociology as they relate to medicine. The 2nd Edition has been completely revised and updated to reflect all of today's trends, as well as suggestions from student readers...read more
By Charles Abraham (editor), Beth Alder (editor), Mike Porter (editor) and Edwin Van Teijlingen (editor)

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9780443072956 | 2 edition (Churchill Livingstone, September 9, 2004), cover price $55.95 | About this edition: This unique reference offers an integrated "behavioural science" approach to psychology and sociology as they relate to medicine.

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Product Description: The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780340809204 | 5th edition (Hodder Arnold, April 17, 2003), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: The fifth edition of this classic textbook that to explore the origins, nature and context of illness in society, and provides a framework for understanding the relationship between health, health care and the society in which it occurs.
9780750619295 | Hodder Arnold, December 9, 1994, cover price $32.00 | About this edition: As more medical care becomes community-based, so it becomes more important for medical practitioners to have a firm understanding of the relationship between health care and the society in which it occurs.
9780750618007, titled "An Outline of Sociology As Applied to Medicine" | 3 sub edition (John Wright, July 1, 1989), cover price $29.95

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New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology. This collection of cutting-edge essays explores medical innovation and medical pluralism at the turn of the 21st century. The book accomplishes two things: it reflects recent research by medical anthropologists working in Asia who have been inspired by Charles Leslie's writing on such topics as medical pluralism and the early emergence of what has become a globalized biomedicine, the social relations of therapy management, and the relationship between the politics of the state and discourse about the health of populations, illness, and medicine. The book also takes up lesser known aspects of Leslie's work: his contribution as an editor and the role he played in carrying the field forward; his ethics as a medical anthropologist committed to humanism and sensitive to racism and eugenics; and the passion he inspired in his co-workers and students.Charles Leslie is a remarkable and influential social scientist. New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a fitting tribute to a sensitive scholar whose theories and codes of practice provide an essential guide to future generations of medical anthropologists. (view table of contents)
By Charles M. Leslie (editor), Margaret Lock (editor) and Mark Nichter (editor)

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9780415277938 | Routledge, June 1, 2002, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: New Horizons in Medical Anthropology is a festschrift in honor of Charles Leslie whose influential career helped shape this subfield of anthropology.

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9780415278065 | Routledge, September 1, 2002, cover price $55.95

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Product Description: A manual written for health care professionals who care for patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds. First developed by doctors and nurses at Children's Hospital in Boston, it contains detailed, practical information for working with dozens of religious and cultural groups and is designed to help providers best meet needs of their ethnically diverse patients while satisfying stringent new regulatory standards for culturally sensitive care...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Maria Carvalho (editor), Mary R. Robinson (editor) and Anne Knights Rundle (editor)

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9780787962210 | Jossey-Bass Inc Pub, May 1, 2002, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: A manual written for health care professionals who care for patients from diverse religious and cultural backgrounds.

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Product Description: This valuable text integrates sociology and psychology to focus on how each impact and affect medicine. Presented in a highly visual double-page spread format with over 170 high-quality illustrations, this resource includes discussion of the life cycle, society and health, preventing illness and promoting health, and much more...read more
By Charles Abraham (editor), Beth Adler (editor) and Mike Porter (editor)

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9780443049712 | Churchill Livingstone, January 1, 1999, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: This valuable text integrates sociology and psychology to focus on how each impact and affect medicine.

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