Health and Health Care as Social Problems
This engaging and accessible reader takes a social problems approach to health and medicine, providing a broad and critical lens on contemporary health problems. Designed for courses on social problems and on medical sociology, the volume embraces two fundamental principles: that health and illness are at least partly socially produced, and that health care is not an unfettered good and often brings with it serious social problems. The volume is organized into six sections, addressing the medicalization of human problems; the social construction of health problems; social movements; gender; race and class and the provision of health care; and medical accountability. Taken together, the essays demonstrate the depth and richness of a social problems approach to health and medicine, and the critical perspective it brings to our understanding of health and illness in U.S. society.
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Deviant Drinking as Disease ALCOHOLISM AS A SOCIAL ACCOMPLISHMENT
Primum Non Nocere CHEMICAL EXECUTION AND THE LIMITS OF MEDICAL SOCIAL CONTROL
From Hyperactive Children to ADHD Adults OBSERVATIONS ON THE EXPANSION OF MEDICAL CATEGORIES
SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH PROBLEMS
The Discovery of Child Abuse
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome as a Medical Research Problem Since 1945
The Politics of Menopause THE DISCOVERY OF A DEFICIENCY DISEASE
Accounting for Cosmetic Surgery THE ACCOMPLISHMENT OF GENDER
The Emergence of Premenstrual Syndrome as a Social Problem
RACE CLASS AND HEALTH CARE
Race versus Class in the Health Care of AfricanAmerican Elderly
Lessons in Control PRENATAL EDUCATION IN THE HOSPITAL
Sick Doctors THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF PROFESSIONAL DEVIANCE
Officer Ugg Mr Yuk Uncle Barf Ad Nausea CONTROLLING POISON CONTROL 19501985
Silence Death and the Invisible Enemy AIDS ACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT NEWNESS
Dynamics of Black Mobilization against AIDS in New York City
Racing for the Cure Walking Women and Toxic Touring MAPPING CULTURES OF ACTION WITHIN THE BAY AREA TERRAIN OF BREAST ...
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