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Social Science General

Health, Illness, and Medicine in Canada

by (author) Juanne Nancarrow Clarke

Publisher
Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
Category
General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195415520
    Publish Date
    May 2000
    List Price
    $44.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780195443295
    Publish Date
    May 2012
    List Price
    $99.95
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780199035908
    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
    List Price
    $104.99

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The classic introduction to health and medical sociology that gives students a thorough and accessible overview of Canada's evolving health care system.

Exploring the theories and issues of health and medical sociology in Canada, this revised and updated eighth edition continues to provide an engaging and authoritative introduction to the field. Balancing theoretical and practical concerns, this text provides a foundation to the field of health sociology with coverage of the major sociological approaches before moving on to discuss key issues impacting Canadians.

About the author

Juanne Nancarrow Clarke is a professor emeritus of sociology at Wilfrid Laurier University.

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Editorial Reviews

"Clarke has done a great job of covering topics relevant to health sciences students pursuing a Canadian education. " -Kerry-Anne Hogan RN PhD, University of Ottawa

"A clear, comprehensive, and engaging overview of essential concepts, social issues, and broader contexts necessary for a critical engagement with the sociology of health and illness in Canada." - Cynthia Levine-Rasky, Queen's University

"This text is an excellent introduction to the breadth and complexity of contemporary sociological health and illness issues in Canada. The author weaves foundational concepts such as the social determinants of health and medicalization with newer additions to the field such as climate change, alternative health treatments, and the #MeToo movement." -Alissa Overend, Grant MacEwan University

"[This text] does not shy away from confronting the complexity of the medical/pharmaceutical-industrial complex while providing a rich contextualization of social determinants of health within neo-liberalism and social inequity frames." -Lisa F. Carver, Queen's University

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