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

Paperback | July 18, 2016

byJohn Germov, Jennie Hornosty

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Second Opinion takes an intersectional approach to the study of health and illness, giving students an accessible and authoritative introduction to key theories, debates, and research findings. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this comprehensive second edition examines a wide rangeof topics to give students a critical, contemporary, and sociological understanding of health and health care.

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Second Opinion takes an intersectional approach to the study of health and illness, giving students an accessible and authoritative introduction to key theories, debates, and research findings. Written in a clear, straightforward style, this comprehensive second edition examines a wide rangeof topics to give students a critical, contem...

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:440 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.62 inPublished:July 18, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199018138

ISBN - 13:9780199018130

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Health Sociology and the Social Model of Health1. Imagining Health Problems as Social Issues, John Germov and Jennie Hornosty2. Theorizing Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health Sociology, John Germov and Jennie Hornosty3. Researching Health: Methodological Traditions and Innovations, Jennie Hornosty and Douglas EzzyPart One: The Social Production and Distribution of Health and Illness4. Class, Health Inequality, and Social Justice, Jennie Hornosty and John Germov5. Women's Health in Context: Gender Issues, Pat Armstrong6. Racialization, Ethno-Cultural Diversity, and Health, Jennie Hornosty7. Canada's Aboriginal Peoples and Health: The Perpetuation of Inequalities, Jennie Hornosty8. Environmental Links to Health, Zelda AbramsonPart Two: The Social Construction of Health and Illness9. The Medicalization of Society, Sharyn L. Roach Anleu and Jennie Hornosty10. Constructing Disability and Living with Illness, Jennie Hornosty11. Aging, Dying, and Death in the Twenty-First Century, Jennie Hornosty and Maureen StrazzariPart Three: The Social Organization of Health Care: Politics, Values, and Professions12. Medicine, Medical Dominance, and Public Health, Jennie Hornosty and John Germov13. Power, Politics, and Values: The Canadian Health-Care System, Jennie Hornosty14. The Pharmaceutical Industry and Health Canada: Values in Conflict?, Joel Lexchin, MD15. Nursing in the Twenty-First Century, Jennie Hornosty and Deidre Wicks16. Complementary and Alternative Health Care, Jennie Hornosty, Gary Easthope and Alex BroomConclusion

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"[Second Opinion] covers what I consider to be the essentials of the field in a manner that is very accessible to students. Each chapter is well structured, with a focus on developing critical thinking." --Norma Husk, Bishop's University/Champlain College