PART 1: HEALTH SOCIOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL MODEL OF HEALTH1. Imagining Health Problems as Social IssuesJohn Germov2. Theorising Health: Major Theoretical Perspectives in Health SociologyJohn Germov3. Well-being and WellnessDaniela HeilPART 2: THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS4. Global Public HealthAlex Broom, Katherine Kenny, and John Germov5. The Class Origins of Health InequalityJohn Germov6. Workplace HealthToni Schofield and John Germov7. Gendered HealthDorothy Broom, Maria Freij, and John Germov8. Indigenous Health: The Slow Road to EquityDennis Gray, Sherry Saggers, and Annalee Stearne9. Ethnicity, Health, and MulticulturalismRoberta Julian10. Rural HealthClarissa Hughes11. Young People's HealthJulia CoffeyPART 3: THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS12. The Social Determinants of ObesityLauren Williams and John Germov13. The Medicalisation of DevianceSharyn L. Roach Anleu14. Mental Illness: Understandings, Experience, and Service ProvisionAnne-Maree Sawyer15. The Illness Experience: Lay Perspectives, Disability, and Chronic IllnessDaphne Habibis16. Drug Use and Abuse in Australia: Social Origins, Impacts, and ResponsesMaria Freij and John Germov17. Ageing, Health, and the Demographic RevolutionMarilyn Poole18. Health and Medical TechnologyCaragh Brosnan and Alex Dumas19. Media and Health: Moral Panics, Miracles, and MedicalisationJohn Germov and Maria FreijPART 4: THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION OF HEALTH CARE: PROFESSIONS, POLITICS AND POLICIES20. Power, Politics, and Health CareJohn Germov and Helen Belcher21. Challenges to Medical DominanceJohn Germov22. The Sociology of NursingHelen Keleher and Melissa-Jane Belle23. The Sociology of Complementary and Alternative MedicineAlex Broom and Katherine Kenny24. The Sociology of Allied HealthLauren Williams and Tanya Lawlis25. A Sociology of Health PromotionJohn Germov, Maria Freij, and Katy RichmondAppendix: Tips on Planning, Writing, and Referencing Health Sociology EssaysGlossaryIndex
John Germov (PhD) is Professor of Sociology and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Faculty of Education and Arts at the University of Newcastle (Australia). He is the President of the Australasian Council of Deans of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities (DASSH), the peak national body on research and teaching in humanities and social sciences. John is a former President of the Australian Sociological Association and served on the Executive of the International Sociological Association.