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  • Body Problems

    Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society, 2nd Edition

    By Ben Agger

    This much expanded new edition explores the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food society. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting, eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. The new edition updates examples and statistics throughout…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Framing 21st Century Social Issues

  • Human Biological Diversity

    2nd Edition

    By Daniel E. Brown

    Human Biological Diversity is an introductory textbook designed to cover the key contemporary topics in the study of human variation and human biology within the field of physical anthropology. Easily accessible for students with no background in anthropology or biology, this second edition…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 

  • Reproductive Geographies

    Bodies, Places and Politics

    Edited by Marcia R. England, Maria Fannin, Helen Hazen

    The sites, spaces and subjects of reproduction are distinctly geographical. Reproductive geographies span different scales - bodily, home, local, national, global - and movements across space. This book expands our understanding of the socio-cultural and spatial aspects of fertility, pregnancy and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-29 
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Manifestos for the Future of Critical Disability Studies

    Volume 1

    Edited by Katie Ellis, Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Mike Kent, Rachel Robertson

    This collection identifies the key tensions and conflicts being debated within the field of critical disability studies and provides both an outline of the field in its current form and offers manifestos for its future direction. Traversing a number of disciplines from science and technology…

    Hardback – 2018-10-23 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Conversations on Embodiment across Higher Education

    Teaching, Practice and Research

    Edited by Jennifer Leigh

    Embodiment is a concept that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. However, it is a contested term, and the literature is fragmented, particularly within Higher Education. This has resulted in silos of work that are not easily able to draw on previous or related knowledge in order to support…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

  • Whose Body is it Anyway?

    Achieving Wellbeing Through Sport and Activity

    By Ian Wellard

    There is a widespread interest in wellbeing, the healthy body and public health. However, there are also many simplistic and uncritical interpretations of what wellbeing or a healthy body should ‘look like’. By focusing upon wellbeing through examples taken from fitness related activities, which…

    Paperback – 2018-09-25 

  • Ageing, Diversity and Equality - Open Access

    Edited by Sue Westwood

    Current understandings of ageing and diversity are impoverished in three main ways. Firstly, with regards to thinking about what inequalities operate in later life there has been an excessive preoccupation with economic resources. On the other hand, less attention has been paid to cultural norms…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Female Genital Mutilation and Social Media

    By Christina Julios

    This book explores the phenomenon of anti-FGM social media activism. Against a backdrop of over 200 million girls and women worldwide affected by FGM, this volume examines key global online campaigns to end the practice, involving leading virtual platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.…

    Hardback – 2018-09-25 

  • A Sociology of Impairment

    By Mark Sherry

    The social model of disability, which uses the impairment/disability binary to focus attention on removing disability, has been called the ’great idea’ of the disability movement. But scholars challenge the impairment/disability dichotomy for being too simplistic and politically inadequate since…

    Hardback – 2018-09-01 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Film, Comedy, and Disability

    Understanding Humour and Genre in Cinematic Constructions of Impairment and Disability

    By Alison Wilde

    Comedy and humour have frequently played a key role in disabled people’s lives, for better or for worse. Comedy has also played a crucial part in shaping cultural representations of disability and impairments, contributing to the formation and maintenance of cultural attitudes towards disabled…

    Hardback – 2018-08-28 
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Institutional Violence and Disability

    Punishing Conditions

    By Kate Rossiter, Jen Rinaldi

    "This was several times with that damn cribbage board. I hate cribbage boards to this very day. They never beat us on the arms or legs or stuff, it was always on the bottom of the feet, I couldn't figure it out." Brian L., Huronia Regional Centre Survivor Over the past two decades, the public has…

    Hardback – 2018-08-20 
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • Food and Language

    Discourses and Foodways across Cultures

    By Kathleen C. Riley, Amy L. Paugh

    Food and Language: Discourses and Foodways across Cultures explores in innovative ways how food and language are intertwined across cultures and social settings. How do we talk about food? How do we interact in its presence? How do we use food to communicate? And how does social interaction feed us…

    Paperback – 2018-08-16 
    Routledge Foundations in Linguistic Anthropology

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