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  • Routledge Handbook on Consumption

    Edited by Margit Keller, Bente Halkier, Terhi-Anna Wilska, Monica Truninger

    Consumption research is burgeoning across a wide range of disciplines. The Routledge Handbook on Consumption gathers experts from around the world to provide a nuanced overview of the latest scholarship in this expanding field. At once ambitious and timely, the volume provides an ideal map for…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

    9th Edition

    By Gregroy L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist

    With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07 

  • Seeking the Senses in Physical Culture

    Sensuous scholarship in action

    Edited by Andrew C. Sparkes

    The sensory revolution in the social sciences is transforming the ways in which the senses and the sensorium are studied and understood in relation to bodies in action. This is the first book to investigate the impact, and challenges, of this revolution for those interested in physical culture.…

    Hardback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Culture, Identity and Intense Performativity

    Being in the Zone

    Edited by Tim Jordan, Kath Woodward, Brigid McClure

    ‘Being in the zone' means performing in a distinctive, unusual, pleasurable and highly competent way at something you already regularly do: dancing or playing a viola, computer programming, tennis and much more. What makes the zone special? This volume offers groundbreaking research that brings…

    Hardback – 2017-01-20 

  • A Genealogy of Male Bodybuilding

    From classical to freaky

    By Dimitris Liokaftos

    Bodybuilding has become an increasingly dominant part of popular gym culture within the last century. Developing muscles is now seen as essential for both general health and high performance sport. At the more extreme end, the monstrous built body has become a pop icon that continues to provoke…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Autoethnography as Feminist Method

    Sensitising the feminist 'I'

    By Elizabeth Ettorre

    Autoethnography is an ideal method to study the ‘feminist I’. Through personal stories, the author reflects on how feminists negotiate agency and the effect this has on one's political sensibilities. Speaking about oneself transforms into stories of political responsibility - a key issue for…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13 

  • 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 

  • Representations of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Hispano-American and Caribbean Culture

    Cuerpos suiSIDAs

    By Gustavo Subero

    Exploring the mechanisms and strategies used in different cultures across Hispano-America and the Caribbean to narrativise, represent and understand HIV/AIDS as a social and human phenomenon, this book examines a wide range of cultural, artistic and media texts, as well as issues of human…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • 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 – 2016-11-25 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • 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 
    Social Justice

  • 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 Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic

    A Foucauldian Perspective on Cosmetic Facial Modification

    By Tony McHugh

    Drawing on studies of surface topography, image editing, and diagnostic and surgical experience, Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic addresses the notion of ’truth’ in what are considered to be ’right’ and ’wrong’ faces, whether in clinical cosmetic procedures or in specific sociocultural contexts…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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