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Health - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0745630830

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ISBN13: 978-0745630830
ISBN10: 0745630839
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Publisher: Polity Press
Published: 2004
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Health - 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0745630830

Mildred Blaxter

ISBN13: 978-0745630830
ISBN10: 0745630839
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 04
Publisher: Polity Press

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

This book provides a comprehensive and highly readable introduction to the key debates surrounding the concept of health today. It discusses how health is defined, constructed, experienced and acted out in contemporary developed societies, drawing on a range of empirical data and theoretical approaches from the USA, Britain, France, Germany, and other countries.Throughout the text special emphasis is given to the lay perspective to show how people themselves think about and experience health and illness. The author guides students through all the relevant conceptual models of the relationship of health to the structure of society, from inequality in health to the ideas of social capital, the risk society and theories of evolutionary biology. The book concludes with a thought-provoking discussion of the impact of new knowledge and technology on our understanding of health and illness in the contemporary world.Health will be an invaluable textbook for students of medicine and other health professions as well as those studying sociology, health sciences and health promotion

Author Bio

Mildred Blaxter is Professor at the Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, and Honorary Professor at the School of Medicine, University of East Anglia.

Table of Contents

1. How is health defined?
2. How is health constructed?
3. How is health experienced?
4. How is health enacted?
5. How is health related to social systems?
6. Where is the concept of health going in the contemporary world?
7. Conclusion
Index

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