Second Opinion: An Introduction to Health Sociology, First Canadian Edition

Paperback | September 30, 2011

byJohn Germov, Jennie Hornosty

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This thoroughly adapted Canadian edition introduces students to the sociology of health and illness through an accessible yet authoritative overview of the field's key debates, theories, and research findings. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with contributions from both Canadian andinternational scholars, this comprehensive volume examines a wide range of topics including citizenship, disability, aging, indigenous health, and political economy. Themes such as the social determinants of health, health inequalities, and the roles of both structure and agency in creating andmaintaining societal arrangements are integrated throughout along with a wealth of Canadian examples, research, and statistics. Focusing on wellness - as opposed to illness - and complete with an array of pedagogical features to encourage students to think critically about the material, SecondOpinion offers an engaging, alternative view of the study of health.

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This thoroughly adapted Canadian edition introduces students to the sociology of health and illness through an accessible yet authoritative overview of the field's key debates, theories, and research findings. Written in a clear, straightforward style, with contributions from both Canadian andinternational scholars, this comprehensive ...

John Germov is a professor of sociology and pro-vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts, University of Newcastle, Australia. Jennie Hornosty is a retired professor of sociology, University of New Brunswick; an adjunct research professor of sociology, Carleton University; and a senior fellow at the Centre of Governance, U...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.57 inPublished:September 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195431987

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PrefaceIntroduction: Health Sociology and the Social Model of Health1. John Germov and Jennie Hornosty: Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues2. John Germov and Jennie Hornosty: Theorizing Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology3. Douglas Ezzy and Jennie Hornosty: Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and InnovationsPart 1: The Social Production and Distribution of Health and Illness4. Jennie Hornosty and John Germov: Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice5. Pat Armstrong: Women's Health in Context: Gender Issues*6. Jennie Hornosty: Ethnicity and Health: Social and Cultural Factors7. Jennie Hornosty, Dennis Gray and Sherry Saggers: Canada's Aboriginal Peoples and Health: The Perpetuation of Inequality8. Zelda Abramson: Environmental Links to Health*Part 2: The Social Construction of Health and Illness9. Sharyn L. Roach Anleu and Jennie Hornosty: The Medicalization of Society10. Jennie Hornosty: Constructing Disability and Living with Illness11. Maureen Strazzari and Jennie Hornosty: Aging, Dying, and Death in the Twenty-first CenturyPart 3: The Social Organization of Health Care: Politics, Values, and Professions12. Jennie Hornosty and John Germov: Medicine, Medical Dominance, and Public Health13. Jennie Hornosty: Power, Politics, and Values: The Canadian Health-Care System14. Joel Lexchin: The Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Canada: Values in Conflict*15. Jennie Hornosty and Deidre Wicks: Nursing in the Twenty-first Century16. Gary Easthope and Jennie Hornosty: Complementary and Alternative Health CareConclusion* New chapters to Canadian edition

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"[Second Opinion] does a great job of placing the Canadian experience in a true sociological critical framework." --Steven Prus, Carleton University