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  • 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

  • Women's Health in Africa

    Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Eleanor Krassen Covan, Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock

    This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women’s health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their…

    Paperback – 2017-08-20 
    Routledge

  • Gender Testing in Sport

    Ethics, cases and controversies

    Edited by Sandy Montanola, Aurélie Olivesi

    After the young South African athlete Caster Semenya won the 800m title at the 2009 World Championships she was obliged to undergo gender testing and was temporarily withdrawn from international competition. The way that this controversy unfolded represents a rich and multi-layered example of the…

    Paperback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Ethics and Sport

  • Women's Health and Complementary and Integrative Medicine

    Edited by Jon Adams, Amie Steel, Alex Broom

    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, this book constitutes a valuable and timely resource for those looking to understand, initiate and expand CIM research and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Agency, Gender and Economic Development in the World Economy 1850–2000

    Testing the Sen Hypothesis

    Edited by Jan Luiten van Zanden, Auke Rijpma, Jan Kok

    How has ‘agency’ – or the ability to define and act upon one’s goals – contributed to global long-term economic development during the last 150 years? This book asserts that autonomous decision making, and female agency in particular, increases the potential of a society to generate economic…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge Academic
    Gender and Well-Being

  • Psychosocial Resilience and Risk in the Perinatal Period

    Implications and Guidance for Professionals

    Edited by Gill Thomson, Virginia Schmied

    Bringing together experts in the field, this important book considers the underlying risk factors that create situations of psychosocial vulnerability and marginalisation for mothers, from their baby’s conception up to a year after birth. Adopting a strengths-based approach, the book looks not only…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge

  • The Social Context of Birth

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Caroline Squire

    No woman has an "uneventful pregnancy" – a phrase which is commonly heard in western medical birth settings in the UK. Each woman births her child within a social context of her own. Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing…

    Paperback – 2017-04-20
    CRC Press

  • Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global

    Volume I

    Edited by Christine Koggel, Cynthia Bisman

    It is now generally accepted by development theorists and policy-makers that the popular policies of reducing or eliminating social welfare programs over the past several decades have increased inequalities and injustices throughout the world. The authors in this collection focus on the gendered…

    Paperback – 2017-03-31
    Routledge

  • Feminisms in Social Work Research

    Promise and possibilities for justice-based knowledge

    Edited by Stéphanie Wahab, Ben Anderson-Nathe, Christina Gringeri

    Social work as a profession and academic discipline has long centered women and issues of concern to women, such as reproductive rights, labor rights, equal rights, violence and poverty. In fact, the social work profession was started by and maintained in large part by women and has been home to…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Social Work

  • Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan

    Challenges, Vulnerabilities, and Strengths

    Edited by Ryan Olfert, Lesia M. Ruglass

    Women’s Mental Health Across the Lifespan examines women’s mental health from a developmental perspective, looking at key stressors and strengths from adolescence to old age. Chapters focus in detail on specific stressors and challenges that can impact women’s mental health, such as trauma,…

    Paperback – 2017-03-23
    Routledge
    Clinical Topics in Psychology and Psychiatry

  • A Womb of Her Own

    Women's Struggle for Sexual and Reproductive Autonomy

    Edited by Ellen L.K. Toronto, Joann Ponder, Kristin Davisson, Maurine Kelber Kelly

    Gender and body-based distinctions continue to be a defining component of women’s identities, both in psychoanalytic treatment and in life. Although females have made progress in many areas, their status within the human community has remained unstable and subject to societal whim. A Womb of Her…

    Paperback – 2017-02-21
    Routledge

  • Perpetrators of Intimate Partner Sexual Violence

    A Multidisciplinary Approach to Prevention, Recognition, and Intervention

    Edited by Louise McOrmond-Plummer, Jennifer Y. Levy-Peck, Patricia Easteal

    Research shows that intimate partner sexual violence (IPSV) is the most common form of sexual assault. Professional focus is often on the victim, but more information is needed about the perpetrators in order to have a fuller understanding of this crime. The very nature of IPSV – sexual assault…

    Paperback – 2016-12-08
    Routledge

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