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); 10/137 (Sociology)

Online ISSN: 1467-9566

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The following video abstract corresponds with the article How do values shape technology design? An exploration of what makes the pursuit of health and wealth legitimate in academic spin-offs by Pascale Lehoux, Geneviève Daudelin, Myriam Hivon, Fiona Alice Miller andJean-Louis Denis.

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between Graham Scambler and Clive Seale

The podcast is split into two parts:
1. Understanding the inequality: Street protests and health care reform
2. What can sociologists do?
Read the accompanying article Health inequalities by Graham Scambler


SHI Reception at BSAMedSoc - You're invited!
Join us at the SHI reception at BSAMedSoc
Time: 1800-19.00pm, Wednesday 10th September
Conference Aston Meeting Suites, Litchfield Lounge, Aston University, Birmingham, UK

SHI Editorial Board Elections 2014
vacancies on the Editorial Board of the journal Sociology of Health & Illness will be determined by Election. > Read More

Call for Book Review Editors
The Editorial Board of SHI are seeking to appoint a Book Reviews Editor or Editors to take up a three-year term of office from 1st October 2014.
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Call for Proposals: 23rd Monograph
Proposals are invited for the twenty-third volume in the monograph series to be published by the Sociology of Health and Illness in conjunction with Wiley-Blackwell. > View call for proposals

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

Media Update
Listen to Alexandra Hillman on BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed talking about her article on ‘Why must I wait?’ The performance of legitimacy in a hospital emergency department.
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Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph series

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Call for Abstracts - 22nd Monograph: The Sociology of Healthcare Safety and Quality

Call for Proposals - 23rd Monograph in the Sociology of Health and Illness Monograph Series

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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Review Articles provide a state-of-the-art overview of the literature and valuable summaries of key areas of work for both teaching and research purposes.

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