An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

An Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Illness

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  • Subject index

‘This book does exactly what it says on the tin!’ – Community Practitioner

‘Health is a preoccupation of the media and of the wider culture of advanced societies. Kevin White guides us through the many reasons for the centrality of health. The thesis of his book is that health and illness are products not just of our biology but of the society into which we are born. He expertly draws on the works of Parsons, Marx, Foucault and feminist writers to provide an authoritative analysis of the social nature of health’ – Ray Fitzpatrick, University of Oxford

The main purpose of this book is to demonstrate that disease is socially produced and distributed. Becoming sick and unhealthy is not the result of individual misfortune or an accident ...

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