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  • Professions and Social Order

    Markets, States and Healers in Burkina Faso

    By Robert Dingwall, Natewindé Sawadogo

    This study asks a fundamental theoretical and empirical question--re-posing and re-contextualizing in the context of Sub-Saharan Africa: can markets generate the institutions on which they depend for their effectiveness, or do these require the active intervention of a strong, purposeful and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Biotech Juggernaut

    Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience

    By Tina Stevens, Stuart Newman

     Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980…

    Paperback – 2019-03-01 
    Routledge

  • Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand

    More Than A Bleeding Nuisance

    By Julie Park, Kathryn Scott, Deon York, Michael Carnahan

    Haemophilia in Aotearoa New Zealand provides a richly detailed analysis of the experience of the bleeding disorder of haemophilia based on long-term ethnographic research. The chapters consider experiences of diagnosis; how parents, children and adults care, and integrate medical routines into…

    Hardback – 2019-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Disaster Public Health and Older People

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    Older people face specific vulnerabilities in physical, mental and social well-being in disasters. They are likely to experience socio-economic marginalization, isolation, inaccessible information, and lack of relevant post emergency support services during disasters. On the other hand, older…

    Hardback – 2019-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • The Anthropology of Epidemics

    Edited by Ann Kelly, Frédéric Keck, Christos Lynteris

    Over the past decades, infectious disease epidemics have come to increasingly pose major global health challenges to humanity. The Anthropology of Epidemics approaches epidemics as total social phenomena: processes and events which encompass and exercise a transformational impact on social life…

    Hardback – 2018-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Anthropology for Nursing and Healthcare

    Exploring Concepts in Practice

    Edited by Karen Holland

    Anthropology of Nursing in Healthcare Practice aims to introduce nurses and other healthcare professionals to how anthropology can help them understand nursing as a profession and as a culture. Drawing on key anthropological concepts, the book facilitates the understanding and critical…

    Paperback – 2018-12-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the 20th century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the distribution of ‘…

    Paperback – 2018-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Medical Materialities

    Toward a Material Culture of Medical Anthropology

    Edited by Aaron Parkhurst, Timothy Carroll

    Medical Materialities investigates possible points of cross-fertilisation between medical anthropology and material culture studies, and considers the successes and limitations of both sub-disciplines as they attempt to understand places, practices, methods, and cultures of healing. The editors…

    Hardback – 2018-11-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Laura Grindstaff, Ming-Cheng M. Lo, John R. Hall

    The thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides an unparalleled overview of sociological and related scholarship on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With 70 essays written by scholars from around the…

    Hardback – 2018-11-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Routledge Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World

    Edited by Paul Erdkamp, Claire Holleran

    The Routledge Handbook of Diet and Nutrition in the Roman World presents a comprehensive overview of the sources, issues and methodologies involved in the study of the Roman diet. The focus of the book is on the Mediterranean heartland from the second century BC to the third and fourth centuries AD…

    Hardback – 2018-10-26 
    Routledge

  • Transnational Mobility and Global Health

    Traversing Borders and Boundaries

    By Peter H. Koehn

    Transnational Mobility and Global Health spotlights the powerful and dynamic intersections of human movement, inequality, and health. The book explores the interacting political, economic, social, cultural, and climatic drivers of health and migration, proposing innovative ways to enhance global…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Body and Personhood in the United States Marine Corps

    Identifying the Socio-cultural in Stress and Distress

    By Frank Tortorello

    In much of the discourse on stress, distress and resilience (SDR) in the US Marine Corps there is the recognition that the social somehow plays a role in the development of stress and distress. However, these arguments are most often grounded in the same fundamental and largely unchallenged…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31
    Routledge

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