Life events

Bifulco, Antonia (2013) Life events. In: Key concepts in medical sociology. Gabe, Jonathan and Monaghan, Lee, eds. SAGE Key Concepts Series . SAGE Publications, London, UK, pp. 45-50. ISBN 9780857024787

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Abstract

[Summary of the book containing this chapter:] Medical sociology is a dynamic and complex field of study, comprising many concepts which students sometimes find difficult to grasp. This title manages to successfully elucidate this conceptual terrain. The text systematically explains the key concepts that have preoccupied medical sociologists from its inception and which have shaped the field as it exists today. Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition:

Provides a systematic and accessible introduction to medical sociology;
Includes new relevant entries as well as classic concepts;
Begins each entry with a definition of the concept, then examines its origins, development, strengths and weaknesses;
Offers further reading guidance for independent learning;
Draws on international literature and examples.

This title has proved hugely popular among students in medical sociology as well as those undertaking professional training in health-related disciplines. It is essential reading for anyone wanting to find an easily accessible, yet critical and thoughtful, information source about the building blocks of medical sociology and the sociology of health and illness.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Centre for Abuse and Trauma Studies (CATS)
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
Item ID: 13210
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2014 15:56
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URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/13210

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