How do we understand health in relation to society? What role does culture play in shaping our experiences of, and orientation to, health and illness? How do we understand medicine and medical treatment within a sociological framework?
Chapter : Social Class
Neoliberal Globalization and Health Inequalities
How has the increased integration of national economies and societies into the global market (globalization) affected health and health inequalities? Although globalization is often conceptualized as a multi-dimensional process that includes social, economic and political factors, it has mainly been driven by economics. In particular, globalization has been driven and shaped by ...