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Routledge Studies in Public Health


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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.

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Health Norms and the Governance of Global Development The Invention of Global Health

Health Norms and the Governance of Global Development: The Invention of Global Health

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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-...

Sustainable Sexual Health Analysing the Implementation of the SDGs

Sustainable Sexual Health: Analysing the Implementation of the SDGs

1st Edition

Forthcoming

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 ...

Dementia in Prison An Ethical Framework to Support Research, Practice and Prisoners

Dementia in Prison: An Ethical Framework to Support Research, Practice and Prisoners

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Joanne Brooke
December 14, 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 ...

Public Health Evaluation and the Social Determinants of Health

Public Health Evaluation and the Social Determinants of Health

1st Edition

Allyson Kelley
May 14, 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 ...

Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

Risk Communication and Infectious Diseases in an Age of Digital Media

1st Edition

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 ...

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

Youth Drinking Cultures in a Digital World: Alcohol, Social Media and Cultures of Intoxication

1st Edition

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...

Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics Social science perspectives

Managing the Global Health Response to Epidemics: Social science perspectives

1st Edition

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 ...

Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access] Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds

Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds

1st Edition

Andrew Russell
February 12, 2019

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, ...

Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

1st Edition

Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Alex Broom, Jane Frawley
July 26, 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 ...

Global Health and Security Critical Feminist Perspectives

Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives

1st Edition

Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie
March 14, 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,...

Conceptualising Public Health Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts

Conceptualising Public Health: Historical and Contemporary Struggles over Key Concepts

1st Edition

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 ...

Health and Health Promotion in Prisons

Health and Health Promotion in Prisons

1st Edition

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 ...

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