Advances in Medical Sociology

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Series description

Health and illness has a long tradition of providing a window into fundamental social problems and processes, including stratification, identity, and culture. Medical sociology has traditionally been one of the largest and most vibrant subfields of sociology, and its resonance for understanding social forces persists. Research in medical sociology both informs and is informed by broad sociological concerns – the tension between structure and agency, the relationship between macro and micro phenomena, and links between theory and practice.

Advances in Medical Sociology creates a forum for the discussion of innovation and controversies within and between medical sociology and the various disciplines that are concerned with health, illness, and healing.

Each volume takes a focused approach to one subject or area of research. The series emphasizes emerging topics and themes, theoretical and methodological innovations, or new directions in classic theory or substance. Volumes in the series also explore issues at the intersection of medical sociology, the broader disciplinary foci of sociology, and the pragmatic concerns of health policy and practice. All papers are double blind peer-reviewed before publication.

Most read 2017

Resisting Pathology: GID and the Contested Terrain of Diagnosis in the Transgender Rights Movement - Mary C. Burke (2011)
Same Problem, Different Century: Issues in Recreating the Functions of Public Psychiatric Hospitals in Community-Based Settings - William H. Fisher, Jeffrey L. Geller and Dana L. McMannus (2016) FREE ACCESS
Sociology in an Age of Genomic Instability: Copy Number Variation, Somatic Mosaicism, and the Fallen Genome - Martine Lappé and Hannah Landecker (2015) FREE ACCESS
Medicalization and Biomedicalization: Does the Diseasing of Addiction Fit the Frame? - Nancy D. Campbell (2012)
Video Game Addiction: User Perspectives - Luther Elliott, Geoffrey Ream and Elizabeth McGinsky (2012)

Editorial Advisory Board

Rene Almeling, Yale University, USA
Cynthia Colen, Ohio State University, USA
D. Phuong Do, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, USA
Andrew Fenelon, University of Maryland, USA
Jennifer Fishman, McGill University, Canada
Jennifer Glick, Penn State University, USA
Erin Hamilton, UC Davis, USA
Rhiannon Kroeger, Louisiana State University, USA
Adam Lippert, University of Colorado Denver, USA
Norah MacKendrick, Rutgers University, USA
Julia McQuillan, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA
Daniel Menchik, Michigan State University, USA
Ilana Redstone Akresh, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, USA
Janet Shim, University of California San Francisco, USA
Lindsay Stevens, Princeton University, USA

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Brea L. Perry
University of Kentucky, USA

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