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Series cover: Advances in Medical Sociology

Advances in Medical Sociology

ISSN: 1057-6290

Editor: Brea L. Perry
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Health and illness has a long tradition of providing a window into fundamental social problems and processes, including stratification, identity, and culture. Medical sociology has traditionally been one of the largest and most vibrant subfields of sociology, and its resonance for understanding social forces persists. Research in medical sociology both informs and is informed by broad sociological concerns – the tension between structure and agency, the relationship between macro and micro phenomena, and links between theory and practice.

Advances in Medical Sociology creates a forum for the discussion of innovation and controversies within and between medical sociology and the various disciplines that are concerned with health, illness, and healing.

Each volume takes a focused approach to one subject or area of research. The series emphasizes emerging topics and themes, theoretical and methodological innovations, or new directions in classic theory or substance. Volumes in the series also explore issues at the intersection of medical sociology, the broader disciplinary foci of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health policy and practice. All papers are double blind peer-reviewed before publication.

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This volume focuses on critical issues surrounding the intersection of genetics, health, and society. It provides a critical examination of sociological and biomedical approaches to genomics, including strengths and limitations of each perspective.

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The 10 chapters of this volume offer new insights into the study of addiction, demonstrate that our understandings and perceptions of addiction change and fills a gap in addiction studies by providing the readers with original and new critical perspectives that compete with the traditional understandings of addiction.

– Bianca Mitu, Assistant Lecture, University of Bucharest. Reviewed in the International Journal of Communication and Health, Vol. 1, 2013

Critical Perspectives on Addiction is an essential resource for any disability scholar that wants to consider addiction within their work.

– Hilda Smith, Critical Disability Studies Program, York University. Reviewed in Criticial Disability Discourse Volume 6, 2014

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Andrew Fenelon, University of Maryland
  • Jennifer Glick, Penn State
  • Ilana Redstone Akresh, UIUC
  • Erin Hamilton, UC Davis
  • Rhiannon Kroeger, Louisiana State University
  • Melissa Milkie, University of Toronto
  • Karen Lutfey Spencer, University of Colorado, Denver
  • D. Phuong Do, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
  • Cindy Colen, Ohio State University, USA
  • Rachel Tolbert Kimbro, Rice University, USA
  • Kelly Joyce, Drexel University, USA
  • Molly Martin, Penn State, USA
  • Laura Senier, Northeastern University, USA
  • Kelly Moore, Loyola University-Chicago, USA

Contact the Editorial Team

Series Editor:
Brea L. Perry
University of Kentucky

Jen McCall

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