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Medical sociology: major themes in health and social welfare

Опубликовано на портале: 28-11-2006
Ред.: Graham Scambler
Изд-во: Routledge, 2004
Тематический раздел:
Medical sociology was first recognizable as a distinct area of study in the 1950s and is now probably the largest specialized area of sociology. This collection comprises a comprehensive statement of the history, current concerns and relevance of medical sociology to an understanding of health and health care worldwide.

Volume I: The Nature of Medical Sociology

General Introduction: Medical Sociology: Past, Present and Future

Introduction to Volume I


Part 1: The origins and trajectories of medical sociology

1. S. Bloom, 'The origins: medicine as social science, public health, and social medicine', in S. Bloom, The Word as Scalpel: A History of Medical Sociology, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002).

2. M. Gold, 'A crisis of identity: the case of medical sociology', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 18, 1977, pp. 160-168.

3. E. Freidson, 'Viewpoint. Sociology and medicine: a polemic', Sociology of Health and Illness, 2, 1983, pp. 208-219.

4. W. Cockerham, 'Medical sociology at the Millenium', in S. Quah and A. Sales, eds., The International Handbook of Sociology, (London: Sage, 2000).


Part 2: Theoretical perspectives

5. T. Parsons, Abridged version of Chapter Ten, The Social System, (London: Routledge,Glencoe Ill: Free Press, 1951). 429-79.

6. S. Taylor and C. Ashworth, 'Durkheim and social realism: an approach to health and illness', in G. Scambler, ed., Sociological Theory and Medical Sociology, (London: Tavistock Press, 1989).

7. G. Scambler, 'Habermas and the power of medical expertise', in G. Scambler, ed., Sociological Theory and Medical Sociology, (London: Tavistock Press: 1989).

8. I. Jones, 'Power, present and past: for a historical sociology of health and illness', Social Theory and Health, 1, 2003, pp. 130-148.


Part 3: Medicine and medicalization

9. I. Zola, 'Medicine as an institution of social control', Sociological Review, 20, 1972, pp. 487-504.

10. P. Strong, 'Sociological imperialism and the profession of medicine: a critical examination of the thesis of medical imperialism', Social Science and Medicine, 13A, 1979, pp. 199-215.

11. D. Armstrong, 'The rise of surveillance medicine', Sociology of Health and Illness, 17, 1995, pp. 393-404.

12. D. Lupton, 'Foucault and the medicalization critique', in A. Peterson and R. Bunton, eds., Foucault, Health and Medicine, (London; Routledge, 1997).


Part 4: Limits to medicine

13. J. Powles, 'On the limitations of modern medicine', Science, Medicine and Man, 1, 1972, pp. 1-30.

14. N. Jewson, 'The disappearance of the sick man from medical cosmology 1770-1870', Sociology, 10, 1976, pp. 225-244.

15. M. Becker, 'A medical sociologist looks at health promotion', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 34, 1993, pp. 1-6.

16. P. Conrad, 'The mirage of genes', Sociology of Health and Illness, 21, 1999, pp. 228-240.


Volume II: Social Structures and Health

Introduction to Volume II


Part 5: Social causes of health and illness

17. B. Link and J. Phelan, 'Social conditions as fundamental causes of disease', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, Extra Issue, 1995, pp. 80-94.

18. L. Berkman, T. Glass, I. Brissette and T. Seeman, 'From social integration to health: Durkheim in the new millenium', Social Science and Medicine, 51, 2000, pp. 843-857.


Part 6: Social patterns in health: gender, ethnicity and age

19. S. Arber and H. Homans, 'From women's health to a gender analysis of health', in W. Cockerham, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology, (Oxford: Blackwell, 2001).

20. I. Kawachi, B. Kennedy, V. Gupta and D. Protherow-Stith, 'Women's status and the health of women and men: a view from the States', Social Science and Medicine, 48, 1999, pp. 21-32.

21. J. Nazroo, 'Genetic, cultural or socio-economic vulnerability? Explaining ethnic inequalities in health', Sociology of Health and Illness, 20, 1998, pp. 710-730.

22. H. Cooper, 'Investigating socio-economic explanations for gender and ethnic inequalities in health', Social Science and Medicine, 54, 2002, pp. 693-706.

23. P. Townsend, 'The structured dependency of the elderly: a creation of policy in the twentieth century', Ageing and Society, 1, 1981, pp. 5-28.


Part 7: Class and health inequality

24. G. Brown, M. Ni' Bhrolchain and T. Harris, 'Social class and psychiatric disturbance among women in an urban population', Sociology, 9, 1975, pp. 225-240.

25. M. Marmot, 'The social pattern of health and disease', in D. Blane, E. Brunner and R. Wilkinson, eds., Health and Social Organization: Towards a Health Policy for the 21st Century, (London: Routledge, 1996).

26. J. Mackenbach, M. Bakker, A. Kunst and F. Diderichsen, 'Socioeconomic inequalities in health in Europe: an overview', in J. Mackenbach and M. Bakker, Reducing Inequalities in Health: A European Perspective, (London: Routledge, 2002).

27. D. Vagero and R. Illsley, 'Explaining health inequalities: beyond Black and Barker: a discussion of some issues emerging in the decade following the Black Report', European Sociological Review, 11, 1995, pp. 219-241.

28. C. Muntaner and J. Lynch, 'Income inequality, social cohesion and class relations: a critique of Wilkinson's neo-Durkheimian research programme', International Journal of Health Services, 29, 1999, pp. 699-732.

29. R. Wilkinson, 'Income inequality, social cohesion and health: clarifying the theory International Journal of Health Services, 29, 1999, pp. 525-543.

30. D. Coburn, 'Beyond the income inequality hypothesis: class, neo-liberalism and health inequalities', Social Science and Medicine, 58, 2003, pp. 41-56.


Part 8: Lay theorizing of health inequalities

31. M. Blaxter, 'Whose fault is it? People's own conceptions of the reasons for health inequalities', Social Science and Medicine, 44, 1997, pp. 747-756.

32. J. Popay, G. Williams, C. Thomas and A. Gatrell, 'Theorizing inequalities in health: the place of lay knowledge', in M. Bartley, D. Blane and G. Davey Smith, eds., The Sociology of Health Inequalities, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998).


Volume III: Coping with Illness

Introduction to Volume III


Part 9: Health and illness behaviour

33. M. Blaxter, 'What is health?', in Health and Lifestyles, (London: Routledge, 1990).

34. A. Kleinman, 'Indigenous systems of healing: questions for professional, popular and folk care', in J. Salmon, ed., Alternative Medicines: Popular and Policy Perspectives, (London: Tavistock Press, 1984).

35. I. Zola, 'Pathways to the doctor Social Science and Medicine, 7, 1973, pp. 677-687.


Part 10: Therapeutic relationships

36. R. Fitzpatrick, A. Hopkins and O. Howard-Watts, 'Social dimensions of healing', Social Science and Medicine, 17, 1983, pp. 501-510.

37. H. Waitzkin, 'A critical theory of medical discourse: ideology, social control and the processing of social contexts in medical encounters', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 30, 1989, pp. 501-510.

38. H. Graham and A. Oakley, 'Competing ideologies of reproduction: medical and maternal perspectives on pregnancy', in H. Roberts, ed., Women, Health and Reproduction, (London: Routledge, 1981).

39. P. Conrad, 'The meaning of medications: another look at compliance', Social Science and Medicine, 20, 1985, pp. 29-37.


Part 11: Chronic illness and disability

40. M. Bury, 'Chronic illness as biographical disruption', Sociology of Health and Illness, 4, 1982, pp. 167-182.

41. K.Charmaz, (1983) Loss of self: a fundamental form of suffering in the chronically ill. Sociology of Health and Illness 5 168-195.

42. I.Robinson, (1990) Personal narratives, social careers and medical courses: analyzing life trajectories in autobiographies of people with multiple sclerosis. Social Science and Medicine 30 1173-1186.

43. A. Alonzo and N. Reynolds, 'Stigma, HIV and AIDS: an exploration and elaboration of a stigma strategy', Social Science and Medicine, 41, 1995, pp. 797-819.

44. G. Scambler, 'Re-framing stigma: felt and enacted stigma and challenges to the sociology of chronic and disabling conditions', Social Theory and Health, 3, 2004, pp. 29-46.

45. G. Williams, 'Theorizing disability', in G. Albrecht, K. Seelman and M. Bury, eds., Handbook of Disability Studies, (London: Sage, 2001).


Part 12: Death in Contemporary Society

46. A.Strauss, & B.Glaser, (1975) Patterns of dying. In Eds Cox,C & Mead,A: A Sociology of Medical Practice. London; Collier-Macmillan.

47. K. Taylor, '"Telling bad news": physicians and the disclosure of undesirable information', Sociology of Health and Illness, 10, 1988, pp. 109-132.

48. C. Seale, 'Changing patterns of death and dying', Social Science and Medicine, 51, 2000, pp. 917-930.


Part 13: Sociology of the body

49. M. Kelly and D. Field, 'Medical sociology, chronic illness and the body', Sociology of Health and Illness, 18, 1996, pp. 241-257.

50. S. Williams, 'Is anybody there? Critical realism, chronic illness and the disability debate', Sociology of Health and Illness, 21, 1999, pp. 1469-1478.

51. B. Turner, 'Disability and the sociology of the body', in G. Albrecht, K. Seelman and M. Bury, eds., Handbook of Disability Studies, (London: Sage, 2001).


Volume IV: Health Care and Social Change

Introduction to Volume IV


Part 14: Health and Welfare Reform

52. V. Navarro, 'Why some countries have national health insurance, others have national health services, and the US has neither', International Journal of Health Services, 19, 1989.

53. D. Mechanic and D. Rochefort, 'Comparative medical systems', Annual Review of Sociology, 22, 1996, pp. 239-270.

54. V. Navarro, 'The political economy of the welfare state in developed capitalist countries', International Journal of Health Services, 29, 1999, pp. 1-50.

55. S. Lewis, M. Saulnier and M. Renaud, 'Reconfiguring health policy: simple truths, complex solutions', in G. Albrecht, R. Fitzpatrick and S. Scrimshaw, eds., The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine, (London: Sage, 1999).


Part 15: Changing health professions

56. A. Relman, 'The new medical-industrial complex', New England Journal of Medicine, 303, 1980, pp. 963-970.

57. D. Light, 'Countervailing powers: a framework for professions in transition', in T. Johnson, G. Larkin and M. Saks, eds., Health Professions in Europe, (London: Routledge, 1995).

58. S. Harrison and W. Ahmad, 'Medical autonomy and the UK state 1975-2025', Sociology, 34, 2000, pp. 129-142.

59. M. Saks, 'Medicine and complementary medicine: challenge and change', in G. Scambler and P. Higgs, eds., Modernity, Medicine and Health, (London: Routledge, 1998).

60. S. Cant and U. Sharma, 'Government responses: the refiguring of expertise', in A New Medical Pluralism, (London: UCL Press, 1999).

61. V. Olesen, 'Emotions and gender in US health care contexts: implications for change and stasis in the division of labour', in S. Williams, J. Gabe and M. Calnan, eds., Health, Medicine and Society: Key Theories, Future Agendas, (London: Routledge, 2000).


Part 16: Risk and Governmentality

62. R. Castel, 'From dangerousness to risk', in G. Burchell, C. Gordon and P. Miller, eds., The Foucault Effect: Studies in Governmentality, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).

63. D. Lupton, 'Technologies of health: contemporary health promotion and public health', The Imperative of Health, (London: Sage, 1995).

64. P. Higgs, 'Risk, governmentality and the reconceptualization of citizenship', in G. Scambler and P. Higgs, eds., Modernity, Medicine and Health, (London: Routledge, 1998).


Part 17: Movements for Change

65. H. Waitzkin, 'Is our work dangerous? Should it be?', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 39, 1998, pp. 7-17.

66. P. Brown, 'Popular epidemiology: community response to toxic waste-induced disease', Journal of Health and Social Behaviour, 33, 1992, pp. 267-281.

67. G. Williams, J. Popay and P. Bissell, 'Public health risks in the material world: barriers to social movements in health', in J. Gabe,ed., Medicine, Health and Risk: Sociological Approaches, (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995).


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