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  • Holism and the Cultivation of Excellence in Sports and Performative Endeavors

    Skillful Striving

    Edited by Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza

    Skillful Striving is a multi-methodological and cross-cultural examination of how we flourish holistically through performative endeavors, e.g., sports, martial and performing arts. Relying primarily on sport philosophy, value theory, phenomenology, philosophy of mind, pragmatism, and East Asian…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology

    Edited by Lenore Manderson, Elizabeth Cartwright, Anita Hardon

    The Routledge Handbook of Medical Anthropology provides a contemporary overview of the key themes in medical anthropology. In this exciting departure from conventional handbooks, compendia and encyclopedias, the three editors have written the core chapters of the volume, and in so doing, invite the…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Families, Young People, Physical Activity and Health

    Critical Perspectives

    By Symeon Dagkas, Lisette Burrows

    The family is an important site for the transmission of knowledge and cultural values. Amidst claims that young people are failing to follow health advice, dropping out of sport and at risk of an ever-expanding list of lifestyle diseases, families have become the target of government interventions.…

    Hardback – 2016-05-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Gender Perspectives and Gender Impacts of the Global Economic Crisis

    Edited by Rania Antonopoulos

    With the full effects of the Great Recession still unfolding, this collection of essays analyses the gendered economic impacts of the crisis. The volume, from an international set of contributors, argues that gender-differentiated economic roles and responsibilities within households and markets…

    Paperback – 2016-05-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

  • Blackness in Britain

    Edited by Lisa Amanda Palmer, Kehinde Andrews

    Black Studies is a hugely important, and yet undervalued, academic field of enquiry that is marked by its disciplinary absence and omission from academic curricula in Britain. There is a long and rich history of research on Blackness and Black populations in Britain. However Blackness in Britain…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Race and Ethnicity

  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans* Individuals Living with Dementia

    Concepts, Practice and Rights

    Edited by Sue Westwood, Elizabeth Price

    This groundbreaking collection is the first to focus specifically on LGBT* people and dementia. It brings together original chapters from leading academics, practitioners and LGBT* individuals affected by dementia. Multi-disciplinary and international in scope, it includes authors from the UK, USA,…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Securing Health

    HIV and the Limits of Securitization

    By Suzanne Hindmarch

    This book offers a critical inquiry into the framing of health and disease as a security issue. In particular, the book examines what happens in the United Nations when the ostensibly ‘low’ politics of global health meet the ‘high’ politics of security, and when the logic of security comes to…

    Hardback – 2016-05-06 
    Routledge
    Routledge Critical Security Studies

  • Deconstructing the Welfare State

    Managing Healthcare in the Age of Reform

    By Paula Hyde, Edward Granter, John Hassard, Leo McCann

    Who are NHS middle managers? What do they do, and why and how do they do it’? This book explores the daily realities of working life for middle managers in the UK’s National Health Service during a time of radical change and disruption to the entire edifice of publicly-funded healthcare. It is an…

    Paperback – 2016-05-05 
    Routledge

  • The Law and the Dead

    By Heather Conway

    The fate of the dead is a compelling and emotive subject, which also raises increasingly complex legal questions. This book focuses on the substantive laws around disposal of the recently deceased and associated issues around their post-mortem fate. It looks primarily at the laws in England and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Audio Description

    A practical guide

    By Louise Fryer

    An Introduction to Audio Description is the first comprehensive, user-friendly student guide to the theory and practice of audio description, or media narration. This book provides readers with the skills needed for the effective translation of images into words for the blind and partially-sighted.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge
    Translation Practices Explained

  • Aboriginal Children, History and Health

    Beyond Social Determinants

    Edited by John Boulton

    This volume traces the complex reasons behind the disturbing discrepancy between the health and well-being of children in mainstream Australia and those in remote indigenous communities. Invaluably informed by Boulton’s close working knowledge of Aboriginal communities, the book addresses growth…

    Paperback – 2016-05-04 
    Routledge

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