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Published: 08 April 2009

880 Pages

6 1/2 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195381719

Bookseller Code (04)

The Sociology of Mental Illness

A Comprehensive Reader

Jane D. McLeod and Eric R. Wright

The Sociology of Mental Illness is a comprehensive collection of readings designed to help students develop a nuanced and sophisticated appreciation of the most important, heated--and fascinating--controversies in the field. Drawing primarily from sociological sources, the text features both classical and contemporary selections that cover the full range of sociological topics, perspectives, and debates, including the social construction of mental illness, the social origins of mental illness, and contemporary mental health treatment.

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