Selected Publications

Academic Article

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2020 Health Lifestyles in Late Middle Age 2020
2018 Health lifestyles and the search for a concept of a gender-specific habitusSocial Theory and Health.  16:142-155. 2018
2017 Self-rated health and barriers to healthcare in Ukraine: The pivotal role of gender and its intersectionsCommunist and Post-Communist Studies.  50:53-63. 2017
2017 A Comparison of Black and White Racial Differences in Health Lifestyles and Cardiovascular DiseaseAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  52:S56-S62. 2017
2017 Changing patterns of female smoking: A comparison of workers and full-time homemakers by class, race, and community typeResearch in the Sociology of Health Care.  35:279-297. 2017
2017 The Social Determinants of Chronic DiseaseAmerican Journal of Preventive Medicine.  52:S5-S12. 2017
2015 PAs in a changing society: A sociologic perspectiveJournal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.  28:18-20. 2015
2015 The role of social support and social context on the incidence of attempted suicide among adolescents living in extremely impoverished communitiesJournal of Adolescent Health.  56:59-65. 2015
2014 The emerging crisis in American female longevitySocial Currents.  1:220-227. 2014
2014 The sociology of health in the united states: Recent theoretical contributionsCiência & Saúde Coletiva.  19:1031-1039. 2014
2013 Sociological theory in medical sociology in the early twenty-first centurySocial Theory and Health.  11:241-255. 2013
2012 The intersection of life expectancy and gender in a transitional state: The case of Russia 2012
2012 A hole in our thinking: A response to Scambler's 'Health inequalities' 2012
2011 Health sociology in a globalizing worldPolítica y Sociedad.  48:235-248. 2011
2011 The defining moment: Children's conceptualization of race and experiences with racial discriminationEthnic and Racial Studies.  34:662-682. 2011
2009 Psychological distress and dietary patterns in eight post-Soviet republicsAppetite.  53:24-33. 2009
2009 The specter of post-communism: Women and alcohol in eight post-Soviet statesSocial Science and Medicine.  68:1254-1262. 2009
2009 Deflecting a postmodernist critiqueSocial Theory and Health.  7:74-77. 2009
2007 A Note on the Fate of Postmodern Theory and its Failure to Meet the Basic Requirements for Success in Medical SociologySocial Theory and Health.  5:285-296. 2007
2007 Health lifestyles and the absence of the Russian middle class 2007
2007 Book reviews/Comptes rendus 2007
2007 New directions in health lifestyle research 2007
2007 Women's health in post-Soviet Russia: The politics of intervention.Slavic Review.  66:168-169. 2007
2006 Psychological distress, gender, and health lifestyles in Belarus, Kazakhstan, Russia, and UkraineSocial Science and Medicine.  63:2381-2394. 2006
2006 Health lifestyles and political ideology in Belarus, Russia, and UkraineSocial Science and Medicine.  62:1799-1809. 2006
2006 Class matters: Health lifestyles in Post-Soviet RussiaHarvard International Review.  28:64-67. 2006
2006 A sociological model of health lifestyles: Conducting a preliminary test with russian data 2006
2005 Life chance characteristics of older users of Swedish massageComplementary Therapies in Clinical Practice.  11:232-241. 2005
2005 Parents'/guardians' willingness to vaccinate their children against genital herpesJournal of Adolescent Health.  37:187-193. 2005
2005 Health lifestyles in Ukraine 2005
2005 Health lifestyle theory and the convergence of agency and structureJournal of Health and Social Behavior.  46:51-67. 2005
2005 Not By Bread Alone: Social Support in the New Russia. By Melissa L. Caldwell. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2004. xvi, 242 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Photographs. $55.00, hard bound. $21.95, paper.Slavic Review.  64:465-466. 2005
2004 Health lifestyles in central Asia: The case of Kazakhstan and KyrgyzstanSocial Science and Medicine.  59:1409-1421. 2004
2004 Health and social change: a critical theorySocial Science and Medicine.  58:879-880. 2004
2003 Uncovering the Mystery: Factors of African American SuicideSuicide and Life-Threatening Behavior.  33:412-429. 2003
2003 Socioeconomic status and health among the aged in the United States and Germany: A comparative cross-sectional studySocial Science and Medicine.  57:1643-1652. 2003
2003 Welfare, Choice, and Solidarity in Transition: Reforming the Health Sector in Eastern Europe. By János Kornai and Karen Eggieston. Frederico Caffè Lectures. Cambridge, Eng.: Cambridge University Press, 2001. xiv, 365 pp. Notes. Bibliography. Index. Figures. Tables. $65.00, hard bound.Slavic Review.  62:149-150. 2003
2002 Health lifestyles and social class in the deep SouthResearch in the Sociology of Health Care.  20:107-122. 2002
2002 Biomedicine and alternative healing systems in America: Issues of class, race, ethnicity, and gender.American Journal of Sociology.  107:1375-1377. 2002
2002 Health lifestyles in Russia and the socialist heritageJournal of Health and Social Behavior.  43:42-55. 2002
2002 Ready to die: A postmodern interpretation of the increase of African-American adolescent male suicideSocial Science and Medicine.  55:907-920. 2002
2001 Taming oblivion: aging bodies and the fear of senility in JapanSocial Science and Medicine.  53:1561-1561. 2001
2001 Okinawa: An exception to the social gradient of life expectancy in Japan 2001
2000 Health lifestyles in RussiaSocial Science and Medicine.  51:1313-1324. 2000
2000 Untitled 2000
2000 The social gradient in life expectancy: The contrary case of Okinawa in JapanSocial Science and Medicine.  51:115-122. 2000
1999 Drinking patterns in the American Deep South 1999
1997 Book Reviews 1997
1997 Conceptualizing contemporary health lifestyles: Moving beyond weberSociological Quarterly.  38:321-342. 1997
1997 The Social Determinants of the Decline of Life Expectancy in Russia and Eastern Europe: A Lifestyle ExplanationJournal of Health and Social Behavior.  38:117-130. 1997
1996 A sociological model of health lifestylesCroatian Medical Journal.  37:42-50. 1996
1996 The sociocultural context of sport and health: Problems of causal relations and structural interdependenceSociology of Sport Journal.  13:197-213. 1996
1995 Care of the Chronically and Severely Ill: Comparative Social Policies. 1995
1994 Health care systems and the people: A five-nation study in the european unionInternational Sociology.  9:337-362. 1994
1993 Social Psychiatry: Theory, Methodology, and Practice. 1993
1993 LIFESTYLE OR LEBENSFUHRUNG? Critical Remarks on the Mistranslation of Weber's “Class, Status, Party”Sociological Quarterly.  34:551-556. 1993
1993 MAX WEBER, FORMAL RATIONALITY, AND HEALTH LIFESTYLESSociological Quarterly.  34:413-425. 1993
1990 Racial and Ethnic Differences in Disease. 1990
1990 The Military: More Than Just a Job? 1990
1990 A test of the relationship between race, socioeconomic status, and psychological distressSocial Science and Medicine.  31:1321-1326. 1990
1989 Alcohol use and psychological distress: A comparison of Americans and West Germans 1989
1989 Alcohol use and psychological distress: A comparison of americans and west germans 1989
1989 Health lifestyles and self-direction in employment among American men: A test of the spillover effectSocial Science and Medicine.  28:1269-1274. 1989
1988 On concern with appearance, health beliefs, and eating habits: a reappraisal comparing Americans and West Germans.Journal of Health and Social Behavior.  29:265-269. 1988
1988 Psychological distress, perceived health status, and physician utilization in America and west GermanySocial Science and Medicine.  26:829-838. 1988
1988 Social stratification and health lifestyles in two systems of health care delivery: A comparison of the United States and West GermanyJournal of Health and Social Behavior.  29:113-126. 1988
1986 Social stratification and self-management of healthJournal of Health and Social Behavior.  27:1-14. 1986
1986 Symptoms, social stratification and self-responsibility for health in the United States and West GermanySocial Science and Medicine.  22:1263-1271. 1986
1983 A comparison of marijuana use among Mexican-American and Anglo rural youth utilizing a matched-set analysis 1983
1983 Social class, Mexican culture, and fatalism: Their effects on psychological distressAmerican Journal of Community Psychology.  11:383-399. 1983
1983 A comparison of marijuana use among mexican-american and anglo rural youth utilizing a matched-set analysis 1983
1983 Aging and perceived health statusJournal of Gerontology.  38:349-355. 1983
1983 Predicting physician utilizationMedical Care.  21:360-369. 1983
1983 Symptoms, beliefs, and the use of physician services among the disadvantaged.Journal of Health and Social Behavior.  24:255-263. 1983
1983 The state of medical sociology in the United States, Great Britain, West Germany and Austria: Applied vs pure theorySocial Science and Medicine.  17:1513-1527. 1983
1981 Volunteering for Foreign Combat Missions: An Attitudinal Study of U.S. Army ParatroopersSociological Perspectives.  24:329-354. 1981
1980 Minor ailments and illness behavior among physiciansMedical Care.  18:164-173. 1980
1979 Green berets and the symbolic meaning of heroism 1979
1979 Interactional Considerations In Studying American “Indians” The Case Of Adolescent Self‐EsteemSymbolic Interaction.  2:43-58. 1979
1978 The "Token" MinoritySociological Methods & Research.  6:493-513. 1978
1978 The “token” minority: An attitudinal comparison of black, oriental and anglo rural youth utilizing a matched-set analysisSociological Methods and Research.  6:493-513. 1978
1977 Patterns of alcohol and multiple drug use among rural white and American Indian adolescents 1977
1977 Civil commitment, burden of proof, and dangerous acts: A comparison of the perspectives of judges and psychiatrists 1977
1977 Patterns of alcohol and multiple drug use among rural white and american indian adolescents 1977
1976 Drug use among white and American Indian high school youth 1976
1976 Drug use among white and american indian high school youth 1976
1975 Drinking attitudes and practices among Wind River Reservation Indian youthJ.STUD.ALCOHOL.  36:321-326. 1975
1975 Drinking patterns of institutionalized and noninstitutionalized Wyoming youthJ.STUD.ALCOHOL..  36:993-995. 1975
1975 The green beret reservist and his attitudes toward civil disorderSociological Perspectives.  18:279-291. 1975


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2017 Medical Sociology 2017
2017 Educational attainment and dietary lifestyles.  Ed. 18.  2017
2016 Sociology of Mental Disorder 2016
2013 Medical sociology on the move: New directions in theory 2013
2013 Social Causes of Health and Disease 2013
2009 Preface 2009
2009 The New Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology 2009
2007 The Blackwell Companion to Medical Sociology 2007
2001 Readings in Medical Sociology 2001


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2016 Health Systems: United States, Health System of the.  491-496. 2016
2015 Max Weber: Bureaucracy, Formal Rationality and the Modern Hospital.  124-138. 2015
2015 Max Weber: Bureaucracy, formal rationality and the modern hospital.  124-138. 2015
2013 Bourdieu and an update of health lifestyle theory.  127-154. 2013
2013 The rise of theory in medical sociology.  1-10. 2013
2012 Current Directions in Medical Sociology.  385-401. 2012
2012 Globalization and the transformation of disease and healthcare.  381-396. 2012
2009 Quantifying habitus: Future directions.  201-210. 2009
2009 Health Lifestyles: Bringing Structure Back.  159-183. 2009
2009 Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory.  1-26. 2009
2009 Medical education and the American healthcare system.  227-241. 2009
2008 United states, health system of.  434-440. 2008
2007 Medical Sociology and Sociological Theory.  1-22. 2007
2004 Health as a social problem.  281-297. 2004

Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology, University of California System : Berkeley 1971
  • Master of Arts in Journalism, University of California System : Berkeley 1968
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Oklahoma 1962
  • Full Name

  • William Cockerham