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* PART I: INTRODUCTION: SOCIOLOGY AND HEALTH *1. Introduction *2. Theoretical approaches to health and illness * PART II: THE SOCIAL EXPERIENCE OF HEALTH, ILLNESS AND DISABILITY *3. The sociology of the body *4. Mental illness in Australian society *5. Disability: prevalence, policy and theory *6. An older Australia: ageing and health *7. Mortalities: the Australian way of death, dying and bereavement * PART III: THE SOCIAL ORGANISATION AND PRODUCTION OF HEALTH *8. The Australian health care system *9. The health care occupations: medicine and nursing *10. Alternative health practices *11. Inequalities of health in Australian society * PART IV: CONCLUSION *12. Conclusion

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Dr David E. Gray is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social Sciences, University of New England, where he teaches the sociology of health and medicine, and qualitative research methods. In keeping with his interests in mental illness and disability, since the late 1980s he has been researching the social experiences of families with children with autism.

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