Health by Peter Aggleton
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Written in a clear, accessible style, Health introduces students to the valuable contribution sociologists have made to understanding health, illness and disease. In so doing, it challenges the adequacy of biomedical models, contrasting them with explanations offered by positivist, interactionist, structuralist and feminist sociologists.

Aggleton, an experienced teacher, links the key debates within the sociology of health and illness with their implications for health care, and covers topics such as complementary medicine and AIDS. Students are encouraged to undertake suggested activities and are given guidance for further reading to develop their understanding.

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Richard Parker is Professor in the Institute of Social Medicine at the State University of Rio de Janeiro and the Sociomedical Sciences Division of the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, as well as Director of the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA). Regina Maria Barbosa is Coordinator of Research on Women's Health at the Institute of Health and a Research Scientist at the Center for Population Studies at the University of Campinas in Sao Paulo. Peter Aggleton is Professor at the Institute of Education at the University of London.
Published June 17, 2013 by Routledge. 176 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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