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Mike Bury

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Social Sciences

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Polity Short Introductions

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Social Issues, Services & Welfare

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English

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05/01/2005

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9780745630304

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Health and illness underpin our everyday existence. Health allows us to live full lives and to function as social beings; illness disrupts our lives, sometimes seriously. But health not only affects individuals, it also impacts upon society as a whole.

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Author(s)Mike Bury
PublisherPolity Press
Date of Publication05/01/2005
Language(s)English
FormatHardback
ISBN-100745630308
ISBN-139780745630304
GenreSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
Series TitlePolity Short Introductions

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Place of PublicationOxford
Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ImprintPolity Press
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Weight346 g
Width164 mm
Height237 mm
Spine16 mm
Pagination176

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Table Of Contents1 What is Health?. 2 The Patterning of Health and Illness. 3 Gender, Sex and Health. 4 The Body, Health and Society. 5 Health and Health Care. 6 The Future of Health. References. Index.
Author BiographyMichael Bury is the Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of London

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Title: Health and Illness (Polity Short Introductions)
Author: Mike Bury

Publisher:Polity Pr
Publication Date:Mar-15-2005
Pages:144
Binding:Hardcover
Dimensions:6.00 (W) x 9.00 (H) x 0.50 (D)
ISBN:0745630308
Subject:Social Science / Sociology / General

Description: Bury (emeritus sociology, U. of London) introduces the sociology of health and illness to students approaching the topic for the first time. He discusses the conceptualization and patterning of health and illness in contemporary society, highlighting a range of factors such as gender, age, ethnicity, and class that influence the occurrence and distribution of illness over time. The body, health services, the politics of health policy, and the role of social circumstances are also among his topics. Distributed in the US by Blackwell Publishing. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR () -- Book News

Health and illness underpin our everyday existence. Health allows us to live full lives and to function as social beings; illness disrupts our lives, sometimes seriously. But health not only affects individuals, it also impacts upon society as a whole. Medical breakthroughs and scandals, health scares and health service problems all vie for the attention of politicians and public alike.


Michael Bury provides a lively introduction to the sociology of health and illness for students approaching the topic for the first time. Drawing on classic writings and up-to-date research, he discusses the conceptualization and patterning of health and illness in contemporary society. He highlights a range of factors, such as gender, age, ethnicity and class, which influence the occurrence and distribution of illness over time. The book then focuses on debates about the body, the role of health services and the politics of health policy. In conclusion, Bury argues that we must take a dynamic view of health and illness as processes that are shaped by social circumstances and altering perceptions.


This short introduction will be essential reading for all students studying the sociology of health as part of their degree programme. -- WILEY


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