Sociology of Health and Illness Products

  • Body Image as an Everyday Problematic

    Looking Good

    By Félix Díaz Martínez

    It is well known that body image has been associated to health risks related to eating habits. However, to what extent do identity categories, everyday social interaction and common discourses affect our preoccupations and sufferings related to body image in contemporary society, and our…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Digital Health

    Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

    By Deborah Lupton

    The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The Gay Science

    Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV

    By Kane Race

    Since the onset of the HIV epidemic, the behaviour of men who have sex with men has been subject to intense scrutiny on the part of the behavioural and sociomedical sciences. What happens when we consider the work of these sciences to be not merely descriptive, but also constitutive of the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Sexuality, Culture and Health

  • Criminal Justice and Public Health

    Edited by Hayden Smith

    The criminal justice system now serves as the chief provider of health care services to a significant portion of society. This includes the provision of physical and mental health care for offender populations who require substantial health care resources. To date, little is known or understood…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge

  • Disability

    The Basics

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Disability: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to disability which explores the broad historical, social, environmental, economic and legal factors which affect the experiences of those living with an impairment or illness in contemporary society. The book explores key…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Dementia and Literature

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tess Maginess

    Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing

    Edited by Kathleen Galvin

    The Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing Research explores established conceptualisations of wellbeing, providing an overview of the key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of wellbeing,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • To Heal Humankind

    The Right to Health in History

    By Adam Gaffney

    The "human right to healthcare" has had a remarkable rise. It is found in numerous international treaties and national constitutions, it is litigated in courtrooms across the globe, it is increasingly the subject of study by scholars across a range of disciplines, and—perhaps most importantly—it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Bodies and Suffering

    Emotions and Relations of Care

    By Ana Dragojlovic, Alex Broom

    Ana Dragojlovic is a Lecturer in Gender Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Alex Broom is Professor of Sociology in the School of Social Sciences, and in the Practical Justice Initiative, UNSW Australia.…

    Hardback – 2017-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been the largest allied health profession and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism towards…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Thinking with Metaphors in Medicine

    The State of the Art

    By Alan Bleakley

    While medical language is soaked in metaphor, and thinking with metaphor is central to diagnostic work, medicine – that is, medical culture, clinical practice and medical education – outwardly rejects metaphor for objective, literal scientific language. This thought-provoking book argues that this…

    Hardback – 2017-07-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

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