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  • Alcohol Policy in Europe

    Delivering the WHO Ideal?

    By Shane Butler, Karen Elmeland, Betsy Thom, James Nicholls

    Alcohol Policy in Europe explores the policy process by which evidence-based alcohol strategies are implemented at the level of individual states, in the context of the European Union. Providing a succinct and accessible summary of the WHO’s ideal, evidence-based national alcohol policy, it then…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Exploring the Materiality of Food 'Stuffs'

    Transformations, Symbolic Consumption and Embodiments

    Edited by Louise Steel, Katharina Zinn

    From remote antiquity to contemporary contexts, food and the ‘stuff’ of food remains central to people’s daily experiences as well as their sense and expression of identity. This volume explores the materiality of foodstuffs past and present, examining humanity’s intriguingly complex relationships…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Archaeology

  • The Rise of Contemporary Spiritualism

    Concepts and controversies in talking to the dead

    By Anne Kalvig

    Talking to the dead and communication with 'the other side' is often presented as a taboo in an increasingly technological and medically advanced world. However, practices of spiritualism and mediumship continue to remain popular and in high demand within contemporary Western societies. This book…

    Hardback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • 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

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Hamish Cameron, Sarah Harvey

    There are many different ways in which the disciplines of minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Protecting Seniors Against Environmental Disasters

    From Hazards and Vulnerability to Prevention and Resilience

    By Michael R Greenberg

    The baby boom generation were born between 1946 and 1964 and are the largest population cohort in US history. They should number about 90 million by mid-century, more than doubling their current size. The massive increase in seniors and relative decline of those of working age in the US is mirrored…

    Paperback – 2016-10-22 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

  • Genetic Discrimination

    Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

    Edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this…

    Paperback – 2016-10-19 
    Routledge

  • Eating Traditional Food

    Politics, identity and practices

    Edited by Brigitte Sebastia

    Due to its centrality in human activities, food is a meaningful object that necessarily participates in any cultural, social and ideological construction and its qualification as 'traditional' is a politically-laden value. This book demonstrates that traditionality as attributed to foods…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

    Edited by Gillian Joseph

    Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Feeding Cities

    Improving local food access, security and resilience

    Edited by Christopher Bosso

    There is enormous current interest in urban food systems, with a wide array of policies and initiatives intended to increase food security, decrease ecological impacts and improve public health. This volume is a cross-disciplinary and applied approach to urban food system sustainability,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Medical Humanities and Medical Education

    How the medical humanities can shape better doctors

    By Alan Bleakley

    The field of the medical humanities is developing rapidly, however, there has also been parallel concern from sceptics that the value of medical humanities educational interventions should be open to scrutiny and evidence. Just what is the impact of medical humanities provision upon the education…

    Paperback – 2016-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Hospital Land USA

    Sociological Adventures in Medicalization

    By Wendy Simonds

    In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide…

    Paperback – 2016-10-14 
    Routledge

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