• ISBN-10: 1-4292-5527-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-5527-1
  • Paper Text , 592 pages

Ninth Edition   ©2013

The Sociology of Health and Illness

Critical Perspectives

Peter Conrad , Brandeis University

Valerie Leiter , Simmons College

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The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives is an essential resource for anyone interested in health and health care. The new Ninth Edition tackles some of the most timely health issues of our day with coverage of eating disorders, the effects of inequality on health, how race, class, and gender affect health outcomes, the health politics of asthma and more. Further, new sections explore the effects of health care reform, the pharmaceutical industry, and the internet on health. Bringing together a wide range of selections from authors like Atul Gawande, Paul Farmer, and Irving Zola, The Sociology of Health and Illness continues to provide students with the most balanced and comprehensive analysis of health care today.