Health & Medical Anthropology Products

  • Geographical Gerontology

    Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches

    Edited by Mark Skinner, Gavin Andrews, Malcolm Cutchin

    Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programs. This book focuses on the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • The Sociology of Epigenetics

    A New Biopolitical Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Epigenetics is now the liveliest area of biology, with far-reaching consequences. This book brings together social study of science, sociology of knowledge, and the history of science to advance the study of epigenetics as a new critical frontier. It offers a panoramic, accessible, and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Critical Medical Anthropology

    2nd Edition

    By Merrill Singer, Hans Baer

    The purpose of this book is to provide an introduction and overview to the critical perspective as it has evolved in medical anthropology over the last ten years. Standing as an opposition approach to conventional medical anthropology, critical medical anthropology has emphasized the importance of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches in the Health Social Sciences Series

  • The Primate Zoonoses

    Culture Change and Emerging Diseases

    By Loretta A. Cormier, Pauline E. Jolly

    This book offers an accessible and up-to-date reference on primate zoonoses. Recent years have witnessed a rise in human diseases zoonotically transferred from animals, with wild primates implicated in the spread of numerous newly emerging infections. The authors go beyond simply providing an…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Anthropology

  • Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities

    Edited by Patrick Brown

    Setting out to challenge various common assumptions in risk research, this collection explores how uncertainty is handled in a range of social contexts across the globe. Social science research often emphasises the salience of risk and uncertainty for grasping the dynamics of late-modern societies,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-08-31 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The Judgment of Culture

    Cultural Assumptions in American Law

    By Lawrence Rosen

    Legal systems do not operate in isolation but in complex cultural contexts. This original and thought-provoking volume considers how cultural assumptions are built into American legal decision-making, drawing on a series of case studies to demonstrate the range of ways courts express their…

    Paperback – 2017-08-23 
    Routledge

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • Health and Medicine in the Indian Princely States

    1850-1950

    By Waltraud Ernst, Biswamoy Pati, T.V. Sekher

    Since the 1980s there has been a continual engagement with the history and the place of western medicine in colonial settings and non-western societies. In relation to South Asia, research on the role of medicine has focussed primarily on regions under direct British administration. This book looks…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in South Asian History

  • Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • HIV/AIDS in India

    Voices from the Margins

    By Sunita Manian

    India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities…

    Hardback – 2017-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Dimensions of Pain

    Humanities and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Lisa Folkmarson Käll

    Pain research is still dominated by biomedical perspectives and the need to articulate pain in ways other than those offered by evidence based medical models is pressing. Examining closely subjective experiences of pain, this book explores the way in which pain is situated, communicated and formed…

    Paperback – 2017-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

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