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  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A.B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "The Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 
    Routledge

  • Sensing Law

    Edited by Sheryl Hamilton, Diana Majury, Dawn Moore, Neil Sargent, Christiane Wilke

    A rich collection of interdisciplinary essays, this book explores the question: what is to be found at the intersection of the sensorium and law’s empire? Examining the problem of how legal rationalities try to grasp what can only be sensed through the body, these essays problematize the Cartesian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Social Justice

  • Disability and Social Media

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Mike Kent

    Social media is popularly seen as an important media for people with disability in terms of communication, exchange and activism. These sites potentially increase both employment and leisure opportunities for one of the most traditionally isolated groups in society. However, the offline…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Gender for the Warfare State

    Literature of Women in Combat

    By Robin Truth Goodman

    Gender for the Warfare State is the first scholarly investigation into the written works of U.S. women combat veterans in twenty-first century wars. Most recent studies quantify military participation, showing how many women participate in armed services and what their experiences are in a…

    Paperback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Critical Interventions

  • Sport and the Female Disabled Body

    By Elisabet Apelmo

    This path-breaking book analyses the experiences of young sporting women with physical impairments. Taking phenomenology as a point of departure, Elisabet Apelmo explores how the young women handle living with a body which, on the one hand, is viewed as deviant – the disabled body – and on the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-07 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by…

    Paperback – 2016-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Disability and Art History

    Edited by Ann Millett-Gallant, Elizabeth Howie

    This is the first book of its kind to feature interdisciplinary art history and disability studies scholarship. Art historians have traditionally written about images of figures with impairments and artworks by disabled artists, without integrating disability studies scholarship, while many…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • A New Ethic of 'Older'

    Subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization

    By Bridget Garnham

    Through its themes of subjectivity, surgery, and self-stylization this book critically examines the cultural constraints and incitements that shape the practice of cosmetic surgery by older people. The book problematizes anti-ageing discourses to provide a nuanced descriptive, ethical, and…

    Hardback – 2016-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society

  • Human–Animal Relationships in Equestrian Sport and Leisure

    By Katherine Dashper

    Riding, training and caring for horses are visceral experiences that require the immersion of both body and mind. This book provides an in-depth understanding of human–horse relationships and interactions as embodied in equestrian sport and leisure. As a closely focused ethnographic study of the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Binding the Absent Body in Medieval and Modern Art

    Abject, Virtual, and Alternate Bodies

    Edited by Emily Kelley, Elizabeth Richards Rivenbark

    The absent body is represented in two distinct periods of art: medieval art using the absent body for religious reflection and contemporary art using the absent body from a secular perspective. Early examples of the absent body revolve around sacred images, especially Christian imagery representing…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Becoming Anorexic

    A sociological study

    By Muriel Darmon

    Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sexuality

    4th Edition

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    The new edition of Sexuality displays the qualities which have made this book a key text for understanding human sexuality. Jeffrey Weeks blends deep empirical knowledge with theoretical sophistication and a sensitivity to the politics of sexuality. Framing and shaping the analysis is an acute…

    Paperback – 2016-09-26 
    Routledge
    Key Ideas

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