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Early Sociology of Health and Illness

1st Edition

Edited by Kevin White

Routledge

2,560 pages

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Hardback: 9780415252010
pub: 2001-06-28
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Providing access to historical sources on the development of the sociology of medicine, this set includes documents and articles from the mid-nineteenth century through to the early twentieth. The period was one of transition - from a belief in the religious and natural causes of disease, to first a social then a scientific explanation.

The set also charts the historical development of the sociology of health: the concept of health, its extension to workers, women and children, and its consolidation as a key social feature of nineteenth century capitalist societies.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC023000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Reference
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General