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  • Ageing, Physical Activity and Health: International Perspectives book cover

    Ageing, Physical Activity and Health

    International Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Karin Volkwein-Caplan, Jasmin Tahmaseb McConatha

    One of the most pressing questions facing society today is how to care for its burgeoning elderly population. By the year 2050, experts predict that one-third of the world’s population will be over 60 years old. Health promotion for the elderly is therefore becoming an increasingly important topic…

    Paperback – 2019-11-22 
    Routledge

  • Doing Research In and On the Digital: Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry book cover

    Doing Research In and On the Digital

    Research Methods across Fields of Inquiry, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cristina Costa, Jenna Condie

    As a social space, the web provides researchers both with a tool and an environment to explore the intricacies of everyday life. As a site of mediated interactions and interrelationships, the ‘digital’ has evolved from being a space of information to a space of creation, thus providing new…

    Paperback – 2019-11-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity book cover

    Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ben Jackson, James Dimmock, Josh Compton

    How can we use persuasion methods to make people more physically active and improve their sport and exercise experiences? How can instructors, coaches, athletes, and practitioners most effectively communicate their messages to others? Persuasion and Communication in Sport, Exercise, and Physical…

    Paperback – 2019-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Play, Physical Activity and Public Health: The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives book cover

    Play, Physical Activity and Public Health

    The Reframing of Children's Leisure Lives, 1st Edition

    By Stephanie A. Alexander, Katherine L. Frohlich, Caroline Fusco

    Are children playing less than they used to? Are rising obesity rates linked to a decline in children’s time to play freely? These and other related questions have filled the pages of newspapers, magazines and scholarly journals for the past decade. Researchers and journalists have attributed these…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Joe Piggin, Louise Mansfield, Mike Weed

    Physical activity, inactivity and their relationship to health are serious concerns for governments around the world. This is the first book to critically examine the policy and practice of physical activity from a multi-disciplinary, social-scientific perspective. Moving beyond the usual…

    Paperback – 2019-11-29 
    Routledge

  • Dementia as Social Experience: Valuing Life and Care book cover

    Dementia as Social Experience

    Valuing Life and Care, 1st Edition

    Edited by Gaynor Macdonald, Jane Mears

    A diagnosis of dementia changes the ways people engage with each other – for those living with dementia, as well their families, caregivers, friends, health professionals, neighbours, shopkeepers and the community. Medical understandings, necessary as they are, provide no insights into how we…

    Paperback – 2019-12-09 
    Routledge

  • A Visual History of HIV/AIDS: Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive book cover

    A Visual History of HIV/AIDS

    Exploring The Face of AIDS film archive, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elisabet Björklund, Mariah Larsson

    The Face of AIDS film archive at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, consists of more than 700 hours of unedited and edited footage, shot over a period of more than thirty years and all over the world by filmmaker and journalist Staffan Hildebrand. The material documents the HIV/AIDS pandemic…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Global Health and Security: Critical Feminist Perspectives book cover

    Global Health and Security

    Critical Feminist Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System book cover

    Loss, Dying and Bereavement in the Criminal Justice System

    1st Edition

    Edited by Sue Read, Sotirios Santatzoglou, Anthony Wrigley

    Life is characterised by movement, change and development, including transitions, losses and grief. People experiencing loss must learn to accommodate it and, sometimes, relearn new roles. Whether the offender is accommodating general loss (such as transition), the loss of others or facing their…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Medicine, Health and Being Human book cover

    Medicine, Health and Being Human

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lesa Scholl

    Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Public Health, Personal Health and Pills: Drug Entanglements and Pharmaceuticalised Governance book cover

    Public Health, Personal Health and Pills

    Drug Entanglements and Pharmaceuticalised Governance, 1st Edition

    By Kevin Dew

    Public Health, Personal Health and Pills explores the processes and effects of the increasing governance of our lives through pharmaceuticals, looking at the moral, interactional, social and political forces that shape our use of them. It demonstrates the ways in which social relationships and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-16 
    Routledge

  • Care Management in Social and Primary Health Care: The Gateshead Community Care Scheme book cover

    Care Management in Social and Primary Health Care

    The Gateshead Community Care Scheme, 1st Edition

    By David Challis, John Chesterman, Rosemary Luckett, Karen Stewart

    This title was first published in 2003: This book provides an evaluation of the Gateshead Community Care Scheme which was devised as an alternative to residential and hospital care for frail elderly people. An important feature of the scheme was the decentralization of control of resources to…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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