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  • Education for Childbirth and Parenthood book cover

    Education for Childbirth and Parenthood

    1st Edition

    By Elizabeth R. Perkins

    Originally published in 1980, the setting of this book is in the practicalities of teaching on labour wards, in antenatal clinics and in child health clinics. In such settings, health education about childbirth and parenthood is often an explicit, and always implicit, task for the health…

    Paperback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine: Sociological Perspectives book cover

    Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine

    Sociological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Lupton

    Self-tracking practices are part of many health and medical domains. The introduction of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablet computers, apps, social media platforms, dedicated patient support sites and wireless devices for medical monitoring has contributed to the expansion of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Social Science of the Syringe: A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use book cover

    Social Science of the Syringe

    A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use, 1st Edition

    By Nicole Vitellone

    This book addresses the history of harm reduction. It evaluates the consequences and constraints, stakes and costs of the policy of needle exchange for the purposes of harm prevention and health research. Vitellone situates the syringe at the centre of empirical research and theoretical analysis,…

    Paperback – 2019-06-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Deafness, Development and Literacy book cover

    Deafness, Development and Literacy

    1st Edition

    By Alec Webster

    Originally published in 1986. Deafness is not just a deprivation of sound, but a barrier to normal social interaction and learning. There are likely to be children with some degree of hearing loss in every primary classroom, so it is important that teachers know how to help them. This book gives a…

    Paperback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Literacy

  • Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society: A Critical Realist Account book cover

    Sociology, Health and the Fractured Society

    A Critical Realist Account, 1st Edition

    By Graham Scambler

    It is now accepted that many of the determinants of health and health care are social. This volume offers a philosophical and theoretical frame within which the nature and extent of this might be optimally examined. The analysis is rooted in Roy Bhaskar’s basic and dialectical critical realism,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Critical Realism

  • Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices: In Whose Best Interests? book cover

    Unaccompanied Children in European Migration and Asylum Practices

    In Whose Best Interests?, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mateja Sedmak, Birgit Sauer, Barbara Gornik

    Unaccompanied minor migrants are underage migrants, who for various reasons leave their country and are separated from their parents or legal/customary guardians. Some of them live entirely by themselves, while others join their relatives or other adults in a foreign country. The concept of the…

    Paperback – 2019-05-21 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health book cover

    Sport, Physical Activity and Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Mansfield, Joe Piggin

    This edited collection includes articles which examine the complex relationships between sport, physical activity and public health. It reflects a current expansion in academic, policy and practice interest in sport and physical activity for public health. Our contributors discuss issues connected…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Posthumanism and Public Health book cover

    Posthumanism and Public Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Simon Cohn, Rebecca Lynch

    The intellectual and moral imperatives that underscore public health have sustained the idea that its fundamental scope is the study of human health, illness and suffering, and that these are self-evidently attributable to individuals and groups of people. This edited collection explores to what…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge

  • Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities book cover

    Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Patrick Brown

    Setting out to challenge various common assumptions in risk research, this collection explores how uncertainty is handled in a range of social contexts across the globe. Social science research often emphasises the salience of risk and uncertainty for grasping the dynamics of late-modern societies,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge

  • The Intimate Lives of Disabled People book cover

    The Intimate Lives of Disabled People

    1st Edition

    By Kirsty Liddiard

    Disabled people are routinely assumed to lack the capabilities and capacities to embody and experience sexuality and desire, as well as the agency to love and be loved by others, and build their own families, if they so choose. Centring on the sexual, intimate and erotic lives of disabled people,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Health Policy in Britain: The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service book cover

    Health Policy in Britain

    The Politics and Organization of the National Health Service, 1st Edition

    By Christopher Ham

    Covers Britain's National Health Service, its policy, and structure.…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge

  • Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas: Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas book cover

    Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas

    Parteras, Promotoras Y Poetas - Case Studies Across the Americas, 1st Edition

    By M. Idali Torres, George Peter Cernada

    This book is a first in bringing together a rich, multidisciplinary, multicultural collection of case studies focusing on sexual and reproductive health education problems and programs from across the Americas. No other such collection links the experience of U.S. Latino populations with public…

    Paperback – 2019-05-13 
    Routledge

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