Critical Approaches to Health

Series Editors:

The Routledge Critical Approaches to Health series aims to present critical, inter-disciplinary books around psychological, social and cultural issues related to health. Each volume in the series provides a critical approach to a particular issue or important topic, and is of interest and relevance to students and practitioners across the social sciences. The series is produced in association with the International Society of Critical Health Psychology (ISCHP).

  • Healthy Aging: Towards inclusive interventions book cover

    Healthy Aging

    Towards inclusive interventions

    By Christine Stephens, Mary Breheny

    What does it mean to age well? This important new book redefines what ‘successful’ aging means, challenging the idea that physical health is the only criteria to gauge the aging process, and that an aging population is necessarily a burden upon society. Using Sen’s capabilities approach as a…

    Paperback – 2018-04-01 
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  • Disability and Sexual Health: Critical Psychological Perspectives book cover

    Disability and Sexual Health

    Critical Psychological Perspectives

    By Poul Rohleder, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mark Thomas Carew

    The sexual lives of people with disabilities are rarely discussed. It is as if, because someone has a biological or psychological impairment, they do not exist as a sexual being. As such, many people with disabilities feel marginalised and powerless not only in their day-today lives, but also in…

    Hardback – 2018-02-28 
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  • Postfeminism and Health: Critical psychology and media perspectives book cover

    Postfeminism and Health

    Critical psychology and media perspectives

    By Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans, Martine Robson

    The construction of femininity has fundamental implications for the health and wellbeing of women. In an era of intense media scrutiny, women live within societies where their body image, sexuality and social choices are negotiated through a highly subjective framework. In this important book, the…

    Paperback – 2018-02-28 
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  • Palliative Care: Psychosocial perspectives book cover

    Palliative Care

    Psychosocial perspectives

    By Alison Rodriguez

    Death is inevitable, and yet for most of us it is also unimaginable. This enlightening book is not about death and dying, but about how life-limiting illnesses influence culture, society and how we understand ourselves. It provides a critical, existential perspective on palliative care, examining…

    Paperback – 2018-02-01 
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  • Urban Poverty and Health Inequalities: A Relational Approach book cover

    Urban Poverty and Health Inequalities

    A Relational Approach

    By Darrin Hodgetts, Ottilie Stolte

    When discussing health, people often talk about ailments and afflictions, the potential of modern medicine and the behaviours that affect our health. Although important, a sole focus on such issues can undermine a more socio-economic understanding of health. This timely book takes a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-05
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  • A Critical Approach to Surrogacy: Reproductive Desires and Demands book cover

    A Critical Approach to Surrogacy

    Reproductive Desires and Demands

    By Damien W Riggs, Clemence Due

    This comprehensive text makes an important contribution to the study of surrogacy, developing a novel theoretical framework through which to understand the broader social contexts as well as individual decisions at play within surrogacy arrangements. Drawing on empirical research conducted by the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
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  • Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Digital Health

    Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

    By Deborah Lupton

    The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22
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  • Constructing Pain: Historical, psychological and critical perspectives book cover

    Constructing Pain

    Historical, psychological and critical perspectives

    By Robert Kugelmann

    Everyone experiences pain, whether it’s emotional or physical, chronic or acute. Pain is part of what it means to be human, and so an understanding of how we relate to it as individuals - as well as cultures and societies - is fundamental to who we are.  In this important new book, the first in…

    Paperback – 2016-11-29
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