The Routledge Studies in Public Health series is a forum for the discussion of the latest and most important ideas and issues in public health. The series presents the work of both well-established and emerging scholars across the globe, offering a truly international perspective, and is important reading for all serious students, researchers and practitioners within public health.
Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication
By Andrew Russell
March 31, 2021
Tobacco has become one of the most widely used and traded commoditites on the planet. Reflecting contemporary anthropological interest in material culture studies, Anthropology of Tobacco makes the plant the centre of its own contentious, global story in which, instead of a passive commodity, ...
By Anders Granmo, Pieter Fourie
February 23, 2021
This book maps the emergence of health in global development discourse and governance since 1990. It argues that health norms have emerged, diffused, and subsequently become internalised through the various direct and indirect negotiation processes that created the global development goals. Covid-...
By Tony Sandset, Eivind Engebretsen, Kristin Heggen
December 21, 2020
This book provides a textual analysis of the implementation of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in health care. Using sexual health as a case study, the authors apply Foucault’s notions of biopower and biopolitics to discuss the power struggle between local needs and wants and ...
By Joanne Brooke
December 07, 2020
This innovative volume exposes dementia as a condition that the aging prison population is increasingly facing. Going beyond exploring the need to understand dementia within prison populations, it argues that healthcare workers and prison staff must ensure that prisoners developing dementia during ...
By Allyson Kelley
May 18, 2020
Compelling evidence shows health disparities are the result of inequalities in income, education, limited access to medical care, substandard social environments, and poor economic conditions. This book introduces these social determinants of health (SDOH), discusses how they relate to public ...
By Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Yaffa Shir-Raz
May 23, 2019
In a digital world where the public’s voice is growing increasingly strong, how can health experts best exert influence to contain the global spread of infectious diseases? Digital media sites provide an important source of health information, however are also powerful platforms for the public to ...
By Antonia Lyons, Tim McCreanor, Ian Goodwin, Helen Moewaka Barnes
May 07, 2019
Social media has helped boost the culture of intoxication, a central aspect of young people’s social lives in many Western countries. Initial research suggests that these technologies enable highly-nuanced, targeted marketing and innovations – creating new virtual spaces that alter the dynamics and...
By Mathilde Bourrier, Nathalie Brender, Claudine Burton-Jeangros
February 21, 2019
Recent epidemics have prompted large-scale international interventions, aimed at mitigating the spread of disease in a globalized world. During a crisis, however, global health actions – including planning and organizing, communicating about risk, and cost–benefit evaluations – aren’t usually part ...
By Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Alex Broom, Jane Frawley
July 04, 2018
Complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) has become big business internationally, in particular with regards to a range of women’s health issues. With this context in mind, Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to ...
By Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie
March 19, 2018
The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies,...
By Johannes Kananen, Sophy Bergenheim, Merle Wessel
February 26, 2018
In Germanic and Nordic languages, the term for ‘public health’ literally translates to ‘people’s health’, for example Volksgesundheit in German, folkhälsa in Swedish and kansanterveys in Finnish. Covering a period stretching from the late nineteenth century to the present day, this book ...
By Michael Ross
August 30, 2017
The impact of the United Nations "Healthy Prisons" initiative has highlighted the importance of health and health promotion in incarcerated populations. This invaluable book discusses the many health and medical issues that arise or are introduced into prisons from the perspective of both inmates ...