Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Self and Social Identity: Key to Understanding Social and Behavioral Aspects of Physical Health and Disease, Richard J. Contrada and Richard D. Ashmore. Part I. Self, Social Identity, and Systems Affecting Health and Health Care. 2. Self, Sickness, Somatization, and Systems of Care, John F. Kihlstrom and Lucy Canter Kihlstrom. 3. The Politics of Health, Identity, and Culture, Margaret Lock. Part II. Self and Social Identity in Stress, Coping, and Physical Disease. 4. Race, Stress, and Physical Health: The Role of Group Identity, David R. Williams, Michael S. Spencer, and James.