POST SOVIET SOCIETY and HEALTH
The disintegration of the Soviet Union, the fall of communism and the transition to a market economy has been accompanied by a dramatic decline in the health of the populations of post-soviet societies.
Laurie Taylor is joined by Pamela Abbott, Professor of Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University and William Cockerham, Professor of Sociology, Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alabama to find out what factors can explain this significant decline in health in post-Soviet societies, and to explore the way men and women are differently affected.
Although modern societies seem to be becoming more liberal about sex it appears that at the same time many anxieties remain. Laurie Taylor discusses with Professor Sue Scott why the very subject of sex makes some people feel tense.
Professor of Social Policy at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Professor of Sociology, Medicine and Public Health at the University of Alabama and a member of the Scientific Committee on Global Health at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology
Health and Social Change in Russia and Eastern Europe
Routledge, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Books Lt ISBN 0415920817
Co-editor of a special issue of Social Science & Medicine on the Health Crisis in Russia and Eastern Europe.
British Sociological Association Annual Conference 2004:
Pamela Abbott’s conference paper was titled: Surviving the Transition: Living conditions, lifestyle and health in post-Soviet societies.
Bill Cockerham’s conference paper (co-author Pamela Abbott) was titled: The Relationship between Stress, Health lifestyles and Gender, in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia and Ukraine.
Professor of Sociology at the University of Durham
Risky Children and Risky Childhoods: Theorising Childhood and Sexuality
S. Scott and S. Jackson
in Theorising Risk and Culture Cambridge
Cambridge University Press 1999
Sexuality, Anxiety and the challenge to sociology
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