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Medical sociology (2012). By W. C. Cockerham. HSSL-McLennan Library RA418 C657 2012. (print book)

This important textbook of medical sociology is now in its 12th edition.

Key concepts in medical sociology (2004). By J. Gabe, M. Bury, and M. Elston. (ebook)

"Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology, beginning each 1500 word entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses, offering further reading guidance for independent learning, and drawing on international literature and examples."

Handbook of medical sociology (2010). Ed. C. E. Bird et al. (ebook)

This second ed. has updated chapters on the impacts of gender, race, and inequality on health and new chapters on topics including social networks, neighborhoods, and social capital; and disability; dying and "the right to die."

The new Blackwell companion to medical sociology (2010). Ed. W. C. Cockerham. (ebook)

"An authoritative, topical, and comprehensive reference to the key concepts and most important traditional and contemporary issues in medical sociology. Contains 35 thematically arranged chapters by an international team of recognized experts in the field, both established and rising young scholars." Print book also available: HSSL-McLennan Library RA418 N3885 2010.

Medical sociology: an introduction (2009). By H. Bradby. Shulich - Life Sciences Collection WA 31 B798m 2009 (print book)

A solid student introduction to the field.

Sociology of the body: A reader (2008). Ed. J. Low and C. Malacrida. HSSL-McLennan Library HM636 S63 2008. (print book)

"Brings together 48 essays exploring the multitude of ways in which human bodies shape and are shaped by society. The volume is organized thematically in 16 sections, each consisting of three essays. Each section begins with a detailed introduction in which the editors, Claudia Malacrida and Jacqueline Low, explain the essential historical context, offer insight into the readings that follow, and underline the connections between them. Throughout these introductory essays, terms and concepts specific to the discipline are highlighted and explained."

 

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