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Published: 18 October 2018

637 Pages | 10


ISBN: 9780190306489

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An Introduction to Health Sociology

Sixth Edition

John Germov

  • Vignettes at the beginning of each chapter introduce topics and encourage a sociologically reflexive approach.
  • Doing health sociology' boxes link theory to practice and highlight sociological research and theories for informing health care practice, health policy.
  • Discussion questions facilitate student engagement and continue the sociological debate.
  • Increased focus on critical reflection through questions at the end of the 'Case study: Doing Sociology' boxes.

New to this Edition:

  • The text has been heavily revised to ensure that it is the most up-to-date text covering current and emerging topics in health sociology.
  • Several new authors have come on board, revising existing chapters to reflect the evolution of health sociology.
  • New chapters: 11 - Young people's health; 12 The social determinants of Obesity; 18 - Health and Medical Technology.
  • Case Studies have been refreshed providing updated examples in the current context.
  • Improved focus on critical reflection by adding questions at the end of the 'Case study: Doing Sociology' boxes.
  • Readability and student-appeal has been enhanced through a smaller book format.
  • Updated documentary and film references.

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