I'm revising my medical sociology textbook for a second edition. At the end
of each chapter, I suggest some feature films students might want to view.
I'd be very interested in any suggestions you might have for new films to
add (there's no rush). Since I don't belong to this list, I'd appreciate it
if you could send your suggestions directly to me ([log in to unmask]). The
list from the first edition follows:

Sources of illness: broad social patterns that have produced a new rise in
infectious disease (TB, AIDS, malaria), as well as the role of tobacco,
alcohol, pollution, sexual activity, working conditions, illicit drugs:
Days of wine and roses

Distribution of illness (gender, class, race patterns) in US:
Burning bed
El Norte
Norma Rae

meaning of illness: anything on genetics (science fiction, perhaps?)

Disease in less developed countries:
Salaam Bombay

Experience of illness and disability:
Absolutely Positive
My left foot
Common Threads
Long time companion

sociology of mental illness:
One flew over the cuckoo's nest

Profession of medicine:
the doctor
gross anatomy

Health care settings (hospitals, nursing homes)
Whose life is it anyway?
A woman's tale

Bioethics (right to die, human subjects research, reproductive technology):
Baby girl Scott

I had no suggestions in the first edition for chapters on other health care
providers (nurses, midwives, curanderas) or on US and foreign health care
Rose Weitz, Professor
Department of Sociology
Arizona State University
Box 87-2101
Tempe AZ 85287-2101
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