Fall Quarter Book List:

Gravetter & Wallnau (2007) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Wadsworth.

Susan Sontag (1998) Illness as a metaphor. Picador.

Anne Fadiman (1998). The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down (Paperback). Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

William Carlos Williams (1932). The doctor stories. New York: New Directions.

Rose Weitz  (2008) Health, Illness and Health Care: A Critical Approach. Wadsworth.

In addition to the books above, we are also going to read chapters from books and journal articles from Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Health and Social Behavior etc. Examples include

Howard S. Becker et al. (1961). Boys in White: Student Culture in Medical School. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Talcott Parsons (1951). “Social structure and dynamic process: the case of modern medical practice” in The Social System. Glencoe, IL: the Free Press, pp.428-479.

Kathy Charmaz (1991). “Experiening chronic illness” in Good days, Bad days: the self in chronic illness. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, pp.9-40.

Paula M. Lantaz and Karen M. Booth (1998). “The social construction of the breast cancer epidemic,” Social Science and Medicine. 46(7): 907-918.

Richard P Bental (1992). “A proposal to classify happiness as a psychiatric disorder” Journal of Medical Ethics 18:94-98.

Peter Conrad ((1975). “The discovery of hyperkinesis: notes on the medicalization of deviant behavior” Social Problems 23:12-21.

Irving K. Zola (1972). “Medicine as an institution of social control”. Sociological Review 20:487-504.

Renee Anspach (1988). “Notes on the sociology of medical discourse: the language of case presentation”. Journal of Health and social behavior 29(4):357-75.

Winter Quarter Book  List:

Gravetter & Wallnau (2007) Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences. Wadsworth.

Abraham, Laurie Kaye (1993).  Mama Might Be Better Off Dead. University of Chicago Press.

Rothman, David (1993) Strangers at the Bedside. Aldine Transaction.

Moeller, Susan D. (1999) Compassion Fatigue: How the Media Sell Disease, Famine, War and Death. Routledge.