Sociology of Health & Illness

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Edited By: Gareth Williams (Managing Editor), Davina Allen, Eva Elliott, David Hughes, Joanna Latimer and Ian Rees Jones

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 8/37 (Social Sciences Biomedical); 10/138 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1467-9566

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‘Bourdieu’, medical elites and ‘social class’: a qualitative study of ‘desert island’ doctors (pages 902–916) Ruth McDonald
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Nominations to the Editorial Board of Sociology of Health & Illness
Three vacancies on the Editorial Board of the journal Sociology of Health & Illness will be determined by election at the Annual General Meeting of the BSA Medical Sociology Group at the Conference at University of York, on Thursday 10th September 2015. Read more to nominate.

Call for Monographs
Proposals are invited for the twenty-fourth volume in the monograph series to be published by the Sociology of Health and Illness.

Virtual Issues
Read a selection of Virtual issues on a range of themes including The Francis Report Virtual Issue Series, HIV/AIDS, The Sociology of Pain, Selective Reproductive Technologies and much more. > Read Virtual Issues

Mildred Blaxter New Writer's Prize
The Editorial Board would like to offer their congratulations to Eleanor Johnson (University of Cardiff), who is the winner of the 2014 New Writer's Prize.
The winning article 'The business of care: the moral labour of care workers' will be published in the forthcoming January issue, 2015.

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Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph series

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Call for Papers- 23rd Monograph: Ageing, Dementia and the Social Mind

The Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph series provides a sociological perspective on the theory of medical knowledge, the practice of medical work, and the experience of receiving or giving medical and health care. Published annually, they aim to identify and contribute to new areas of debate and research in the discipline and each book is devoted to an important topic of current interest. Read more...

Pandemics and Emerging Infectious DiseasesThe Sociology of Medical ScreeningTechnogeneriansBody Work in Health and Social Care

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