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Title Health care and health knowledge / editors, Robert Dingwall, Christian Heath, Margaret Reid, Margaret Stacey
Published London : Routledge, 2018
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Description 1 online resource : text file, PDF
Series Routledge Library Editions. British Sociological Association ; v. 10
Routledge library editions. British Sociological Association ; v. 10
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction; Images of Pregnancy in Antenatal Literature; Old Age as a Social Problem; Therapeutic Optimism and Treatment of the Insane; The Reproduction of Medical Knowledge; Social Control Rituals in Medicine; Everyday and Medical Knowledge in Categorising Patients; Magical Elements in Orthodox Medicine; When Was Your Last Period?; Policy and Practice in Paramedical Organisations
Notes "Originally published in 1977, Health Care and Health Knowledge presents some of the best new work being done in the field of medical sociology. Developments in the field have been prompted by both intellectual and social stimuli, and this book addresses the issue of medicine as an element in the maintenance of social order. The book studies how in the social context of medicine, health care is now a substantial element of most countries gross national product, and states that given this, there are inevitably strong pressures for state interest and stare intervention to regulate the allocation of national resources to secure the maximum social and economic returns. This has drawn the sociologist into studying medicine both as an institution and as a critical factor in the development of social policy."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Social medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Social medicine.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Dingwall, Robert, editor.
Heath, Christian, 1952- editor.
Reid, Margaret, BSc, editor.
Stacey, Margaret, editor.
British Sociological Association.
ISBN 1351039075