Transnational Social Support
Perspectives on Care at Home for Older People
Researching Trust and Health
Health, Illness and Culture Broken Narratives
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...