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Society, Culture and Health introduces sociology to students studying nursing and related health professions. It examines the sources of ideas about health and illness, including the biomedical model, folk and lay approaches and the influence of the media, and covers the impact on health of social marginalisation through a careful examination of structural variables. The experiences of health and illness are explained through a theoretical analysis of the body in contemporary society, covering issues such as chronic illness and disability. Thoroughly revised and updated this edition gives an overview of the role of nursing within the health care system and its relationship with medicine and alternative health practices. Taking a practical approach, and using case studies to examine a range of issues such as domestic violence, occupational health, indigenous health and refugee health, it prepares students for working in health professions which are wide-ranging in settings, systems and clients. New to this Edition: New chapters on gender and sexuality; culture and ethnicity; aging, health and inequality; and power and responsibility in health care encounters. A variety of new case studies that cover a range of experiences and situations alongside the original running case study that follows Julia as she embarks upon her nursing career. More in-depth discussion about class and gender Covers ethnicity, refugee health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, the role of the media in health and chronic illness, amongst others. Contrasts sociological and biomedical approaches and examines lay perceptions of health, including cross cultural and indigenous health beliefs.
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Media and Society explores the relationship between the media, their institutions and the world we live in, examining how they are connected and how society and the media affect each other. The book analyses representations of the world found in films, television, advertisements, news and online to understand the impact of the media in the contemporary world.The sixth edition explores several themes throughout the text, including the contradictory nature of the media and the psychological concerns of the media, to provide clear explanations of complex theories and ideas.New to this edition:New author, Sarah Casey brings experience in digital technologies and social media…New chapter 17 on Digital Television and Interactive Narratives exploring emerging and evolving narrative forms including streamed television and interactive gaming.New and updated case studies including:Self-representation in photographs-`selfies’Television, algorithmic culture and surveillanceUniversity and students – media, law and humourBanksy – street art, anonymity and culture jammingUnREAL and reality TVCelebrity “activism”: celanthropy, the Half the Sky movement, and the need to be seen to “care“Star-celebrity profile: George and Amal Clooney, and the transmission of culture valuesUpdated examples to encourage students to reflect further on the issues discussed in each chapter, including:Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner at the Victoria’s Secret runway show.Bruce Jenner coming out as transgender woman, Caitlyn Jenner.Jonathan Thurston sharing a moment of parental intimacy with his daughter during the celebration of the NRL grand final win.Kanye West and his Twitter appeal to Mark Zuckerberg to help him financially by investing a billion dollars in his novel business plans.
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