Health & Medical Anthropology Products

  • Science, Technology and the Ageing Society

    By Tiago Moreira

    Ageing is widely recognised as one of the social and economic challenges in the contemporary, globalised world, for which scientific, technological and medical solutions are continuously sought. This book proposes that science and technology also played a crucial role in the creation and…

    Hardback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Health and Other Unassailable Values

    Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

    By Kirsten Bell

    Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking ‘health’, ‘evidence’ and ‘ethics’ as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary conceptions of health and the transformations in how we understand it, assess it and enact…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Intimate Economies of Development

    Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia

    By Chris Lyttleton

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change…

    Paperback – 2016-12-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

  • Self-Medication and Society

    Mirages of Autonomy

    By Sylvie Fainzang

    The question of recourse to self-medication arises at the intersection of two partly antagonistic discourses: that of the public authorities, who advocate the practice primarily for economic reasons, and that of health professionals, who condemn it for fear that it may pose a danger to health and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Sex and Sexualities in Contemporary Indonesia

    Sexual Politics, Health, Diversity and Representations

    Edited by Linda Rae Bennett, Sharyn Graham Davies

    Winner of the 2015 Ruth Benedict Prize for Outstanding Edited Volume Sex, sexuality and sexual relationships are hotly debated in Indonesia, triggering complex and often passionate responses. This innovative volume explores these issues in a variety of ways. It highlights historical and newer forms…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Sexuality, Culture and Health

  • Geographical Gerontology

    Concepts and Approaches

    Edited by Mark W. Skinner, Gavin J. Andrews, Malcolm P. Cutchin

    This book advances the field of study called ‘geographical gerontology’ – a burgeoning body of interdisciplinary scholarship encompassing the application of geographical concepts and approaches to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. With contributions from leading international…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • Handbook of Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Soren Blau, Douglas H. Ubelaker

    With contributions from 70 experienced practitioners from around the world, this second edition of the authoritative Handbook of Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology provides a solid foundation in both the practical and ethical components of forensic work. The book weaves together the discipline’s…

    Paperback – 2016-08-03
    Routledge
    WAC Research Handbooks in Archaeology

  • Socio-economics of Personalized Medicine in Asia

    By Shirley Sun

    The second decade of the twenty-first century has witnessed a surging interest in personalized medicine with the concomitant promise to enable more precise diagnosis and treatment of disease and illness, based upon an individual’s unique genetic makeup. In this book, my goal is to contribute to a…

    Hardback – 2016-07-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Making Health Public

    How News Coverage Is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life

    By Charles L. Briggs, Daniel C. Hallin

    This book examines the relationship between media and medicine, considering the fundamental role of news coverage in constructing wider cultural understandings of health and disease. The authors advance the notion of ‘biomediatization’ and demonstrate how health knowledge is co-produced through…

    Paperback – 2016-05-27
    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 – 2016-05-17
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-05-12
    Routledge

  • Religion and Psychoanalysis in India

    Critical Clinical Practice

    By Sabah Siddiqui

    Religion and Psychoanalysis in India questions the assumptions of an established scientific, evidence-based global mental health paradigm by examining the practices of faith-based healing. It proposes that human beings demonstrate a dual loyalty: to science as faith and faith as science, both of…

    Paperback – 2016-04-22
    Routledge
    Concepts for Critical Psychology

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