A Student's Guide
- Colin Cameron - Northumbria University, UK
Sociology of Health and Illness
An interdisciplinary and broad-ranging text, the book includes 50 chapters on topics relevant across health and social care. Reflective questions and suggestions for further reading throughout will help readers gain a critical appreciation of the subject and expand their knowledge.
This will be valuable reading for students and professionals across disability studies, health, nursing, social work, social care, social policy and sociology.
This will be a very useful teaching resource. The coverage of the subject area is impressive and should provide valuable reading and provocation for students and lecturers.
This is a useful overview of key issues in disability studies. It is also written with a student audience in mind, which makes it accessible and engaging. It provides bite-sized chapters which give a flavour of a wide range of disability issues and acts as a signposting resource to support students to seek additional in depth information from other sources. There is a healthy link to interdisciplinary subjects throughout the chapters, which will effectively support students to consider disability from a broad range of perspectives and models. It almost acts as a useful glossary of core concepts related to disability studies.
Touches a number of issues dealt with during the course. Easy to ready for first time students of Disability Issues.
A good reader for students undertaking disability issues courses. It covers a number of topics under disability issues.
Text covers concisely key issues surrounding inclusion
Very good selection of short chapters. Ideal for students gaining an introduction to a complex field.
An interesting read. Combines theory with relevant case studies to highlight the concept of disability and its complexity.
The chapter 'historical Construction of Disability' was excellent and fitted a discussion well.
Unusually organised alphabetically by topic, this is in itself a strength as students can use the short chapters as initial points of reference as well as for revision purposes. The 'further reading' at the end of each chapter take the reader to more substantial texts.
An ideal First Year text !
This text offers an insightful breadth of knowledge and exploration on the issues faced within the disability arena. The reflective questions are great to open up discussion in the classroom. A text for both students and academics to draw upon.