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Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare


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Bombay--London--New York

Bombay--London--New York

1st Edition

By Amitava Kumar
September 20, 2002

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Transnational Social Support

Transnational Social Support

1st Edition

Edited By Adrienne Chambon, Wolfgang Schröer, Cornelia Schweppe
September 20, 2013

In the context of ever-increasing globalization, transnational systems of support have emerged in response to the needs of transnational families, labour forces, and the communities within which they are located. This volume will be the first to systematically address transnational support ...

Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People

1st Edition

Edited By Christine Ceci, Kristín Björnsdóttir, Mary Ellen Purkis
May 23, 2013

Demographic and epidemiological changes mean that frail older people have come to be seen as an expensive problem for health care systems. The challenge for professionals and policy-makers is to find ways to respond to the coming crisis by delivering high-quality care in the home. This collection ...

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic' Governing Bodies

Biopolitics and the 'Obesity Epidemic': Governing Bodies

1st Edition

Edited By Jan Wright, Valerie Harwood
December 10, 2012

Biopolitics and the ‘Obesity Epidemic’ is the first edited collection of critical perspectives on the 'obesity epidemic.' The volume provides a comprehensive discussion of current issues in the critical analysis of health, obesity and society, and the impact of obesity discourses on different ...

Researching Trust and Health

Researching Trust and Health

1st Edition

Edited By Julie Brownlie, Alexandra Greene, Alexandra Howson
October 10, 2012

There is currently a lively debate ongoing in society about the nature of trust and the conditions necessary to establish and sustain it. Given the role of trust in bridging uncertainty, it is perhaps not surprising that as our consciousness of risk has increased, the role and nature of trust in ...

Globalization and Health Pathways, Evidence and Policy

Globalization and Health: Pathways, Evidence and Policy

1st Edition

Edited By Ronald Labonté, Ted Schrecker, Corinne Packer, Vivien Runnels
July 27, 2012

Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project ...

Gender Equity in Health The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action

Gender Equity in Health: The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action

1st Edition

Edited By Gita Sen, Piroska Östlin
July 11, 2012

This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest ...

Health, Illness and Culture Broken Narratives

Health, Illness and Culture: Broken Narratives

1st Edition

Edited By Lars-Christer Hydén, Jens Brockmeier
July 29, 2011

This collection of essays examines the interrelations between illness, disability, health, society, and culture. The contributors examine how "narratives" have emerged and been utilized within these areas to help those who have experienced d injury, disability, dementia, pain, grief, or ...

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