Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter: Part 1.
Other Frontmatter: Part 2.
Preface to the Second Edition.
1: The Sociology of Mental Health: Surveying the Field.
2: Conceptualizations of Mental Health and Illness.
3: Listening to Voices: Patient Experience and the Meanings of Mental Illness.
4: Mental Illness as Psychiatric Disorder.
5: The Medicalization of Mental Disorder.
6: Public Beliefs about Mental Illness.
7: The Sociological Study of Mental Illness: A Critique and Synthesis of Four Perspectives.
9: Issues in Mental Health Assessment.
10: Analyzing Associations Between Mental Health and Social Circumstances.
11: The Social Distribution of Mental Health and Illness.
12: Overview of Descriptive Epidemiology of Mental Disorders.
13: Age, Aging, and Mental Health.
14: Social Stratification, Social Closure, and Social Class as Determinants of Mental Health Disparities.
15: Social Stratification and Inequality.
16: Race, Nativity, Ethnicity, and Cultural Influences in the Sociology of Mental Health.
17: Gender and Mental Health.
18: Social Antecedents.
19: Social Stress in the Twenty-First Century.
20: Current Issues and Future Directions in Research into the Stress Process.
21: Social Relations, Social Integration, and Social Support.
22: Self, Identity, Stress, and Mental Health.
23: The Sense of Personal Control: Social Structural Causes and Emotional Consequences.
24: Institutional Antecedents.
25: Family Status and Mental Health: Recent Advances and Future Directions.
26: The Sociology of Work and Well-Being.
27: Religion and Mental Health.
28: Neighborhood Context and Mental Health.
29: Social Consequences.
30: The Social Dynamics of Responding to Mental Health Problems.
31: Labeling and Stigma.
32: The Impact of Mental Illness on the Family.
33: Mental Illness and the Law.
34: Social Continuities.
35: Life-Course Perspectives on Mental Health.
36: Mental Illness as a Career: Sociological Perspectives.