|Author||: Carol S. Aneshensel|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 22 November 2006|
|Pages||: 628 pages|
|File Size||: 26,8 Mb|
|Total View||: 2921 Views|
Handbook of the Sociology of Mental Health by Carol S. Aneshensel Book PDF Summary
This handbook describes ways in which society shapes the mental health of its members, and shapes the lives of those who have been identified as mentally ill. The text explores the social conditions that lead to behaviors defined as mental illness, and the ways in which the concept of mental illness is socially constructed around those behaviors. The book also reviews research that examines socially conditioned responses to mental illness on the part of individuals and institutions, and ways in which these responses affect persons with mental illness. It evaluates where the field has been, identifies its current location and plots a course for the future.
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