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Medical Sociology on the Move

New Directions in Theory

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  • Identifies and discusses new directions in theory in medical sociology

  • Shows how to apply theory to health problems

  • Coverage ranges from theories of agency to theories of structure

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-x
  2. The Rise of Theory in Medical Sociology

    • William C. Cockerham
    Pages 1-10
  3. Modern Symbolic Interaction Theory and Health

    • Kathy Charmaz, Linda Liska Belgrave
    Pages 11-39
  4. Social Construction and Health

    • Sigrun Olafsdottir
    Pages 41-59
  5. Statecraft and Soulcraft: Foucault on Prolonging Life

    • Alex Dumas, Bryan S. Turner
    Pages 61-81
  6. Marx, Critical Realism, and Health Inequalities

    • Graham Scambler, Sasha Scambler
    Pages 83-103
  7. Fundamental Cause Theory

    • Jo C. Phelan, Bruce G. Link
    Pages 105-125
  8. Bourdieu and an Update of Health Lifestyle Theory

    • William C. Cockerham
    Pages 127-154
  9. Gender Theory and Health

    • Ellen Annandale
    Pages 155-171
  10. Reflexive Modernity and the Sociology of Health

    • Brian P. Hinote, Jason Adam Wasserman
    Pages 215-232
  11. Social Capital and Health

    • Lijun Song
    Pages 233-257
  12. Back Matter

    Pages 259-267

About this book

This book provides readers with a single source reviewing and updating sociological theory in medical or health sociology. The book not only addresses the major theoretical approaches in the field today, it also identifies the future directions these theories are likely to take in explaining the social processes affecting health and disease. Many of the chapters are written by leading medical sociologists who feature the use of theory in their everyday work, including contributions from the original theorists of fundamental causes, health lifestyles, and medicalization. Theories focusing on both agency and structure are included to provide a comprehensive account of this important area in medical sociology.

 

Keywords

  • Bourdieu
  • Foucault
  • Gender theory
  • Health inequalities
  • Health lifestyle theory
  • Health problems
  • Life extension
  • Marx
  • Medical sociology
  • Modern Symbolic Interaction Theory
  • Reflexive modernity
  • Social Constructionism
  • Statecraft and soulcraft

Editors and Affiliations

  • , Department of Sociology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA

    William C. Cockerham

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Medical Sociology on the Move

  • Book Subtitle: New Directions in Theory

  • Editors: William C. Cockerham

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-6193-3

  • Publisher: Springer Dordrecht

  • eBook Packages: Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science + Business Media Dordrecht 2013

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-94-007-6192-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-94-017-8098-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-94-007-6193-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 267

  • Topics: Sociology, Public Health

Buying options

eBook
USD 129.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-94-007-6193-3
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book
USD 169.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)