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Critical Approaches to Health


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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).

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Rethinking Global Health Frameworks of Power

Rethinking Global Health: Frameworks of Power

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Rochelle Burgess
December 31, 2022

Migration and Health Critical Perspectives

Migration and Health: Critical Perspectives

1st Edition

By Heide Castañeda
July 27, 2022

Migration and Health: Critical Perspectives offers a radical rethinking of the field by unsettling conventional ideas of mobility and borders to highlight the ways in which they produce health inequalities. Covering a wide range of topics, the text provides insight through a critical lens, and ...

Rethinking Obesity Critical Perspectives in Crisis Times

Rethinking Obesity: Critical Perspectives in Crisis Times

1st Edition

By Lee F. Monaghan, Emma Rich, Andrea E. Bombak
May 17, 2022

Theoretically informed and empirically grounded, Rethinking Obesity invites readers to reconsider the medical and public health framing of population weight (gain) as a massive global problem, epidemic or crisis. Attentive to social values, scientific uncertainty and possible harms, the book ...

Selling Immunity Self, Culture and Economy in Healthcare and Medicine

Selling Immunity Self, Culture and Economy in Healthcare and Medicine

1st Edition

By Mark Davis
March 01, 2022

Selling Immunity Self, Culture and Economy in Healthcare and Medicine provides a groundbreaking study of the ways in which immunity shapes life. Through its up-to-date discussion of immunity cultures, alongside detailed real-world examples, the book demonstrates how immunity is enmeshed in ...

Embodied Trauma and Healing Critical Conversations on the Concept of Health

Embodied Trauma and Healing: Critical Conversations on the Concept of Health

1st Edition

By Anna Westin
February 25, 2022

What if philosophy could solve the psychological puzzle of trauma? Embodied Trauma and Healing argues just that, suggesting that one might be needed in order to understand the other. The book demonstrates how the body-mind problem that haunted Descartes was addressed by phenomenologists, whilst ...

Complementary and Alternative Medicine Containing and Expanding Therapeutic Possibilities

Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Containing and Expanding Therapeutic Possibilities

1st Edition

By Kevin Dew
April 20, 2021

Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a sociological investigation of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in contemporary society, and an exploration of the forces throughout the globe, across different institutions, and within different therapeutic spaces, that constrain or foster ...

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

Critical Ethnographic Perspectives on Medical Travel

1st Edition

By Cecilia Vindrola Padros
October 15, 2019

By taking an ethnographic approach to medical travel, this important book uses critical perspectives to understand inequalities in healthcare access and delivery, including gender, class and ethnicity, and explore how these are negotiated. In this key text Vindrola- Padros presents a comprehensive ...

Health at Work Critical Perspectives

Health at Work: Critical Perspectives

1st Edition

By Leah Tomkins, Katrina Pritchard
September 10, 2019

Engaging with some of the most debated topics in contemporary organizations, Health at Work: Critical Perspectives presents a critical, contingent view of the healthy employee and the very notion of organizational health. Drawing on expressions such as ‘blowing a fuse’, ‘cracking under pressure’ or...

A Critical Approach to Surrogacy Reproductive Desires and Demands

A Critical Approach to Surrogacy: Reproductive Desires and Demands

1st Edition

By Damien W Riggs, Clemence Due
September 18, 2017

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...

Postfeminism and Health Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives

Postfeminism and Health: Critical Psychology and Media Perspectives

1st Edition

By Sarah Riley, Adrienne Evans, Martine Robson
July 19, 2018

Winner of the 2021 BPS Book Award: Academic Text category, this groundbreaking book employs a transdisciplinary and poststructuralist methodology to develop the concept of ‘postfeminist healthism,’ a twenty-first-century understanding of women’s physical and mental health formed at the ...

Disability and Sexual Health A Critical Exploration of Key Issues

Disability and Sexual Health: A Critical Exploration of Key Issues

1st Edition

By Poul Rohleder, Stine Hellum Braathen, Mark Thomas Carew
July 03, 2018

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-to-day lives, but also in ...

Healthy Ageing A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice

Healthy Ageing: A Capability Approach to Inclusive Policy and Practice

1st Edition

By Christine Stephens, Mary Breheny
June 18, 2018

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

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