Medical Sociology Products

  • Living well with frailty

    from assets and deficits to resilience

    By Shibley Rahman

    Increasingly, we question ‘what makes us healthy?’, as well as ‘what makes us ill?’. What does this shift mean for frailty? Almost wholly defined in negative terms, the term ‘frail’ tends to refer to a group of older people who are at highest risk of adverse outcomes such as falls, infections,…

    Paperback – 2018-08-15 

  • The Routledge Handbook of Disability in Southern Africa

    Edited by Tsitsi Chataika

    This comprehensive ground-breaking southern African-centred collection spans the breadth of disability research and practice. Reputable and emerging scholars, together with disability advocates adopt a critical and interdisciplinary stance to prove, challenge, and shift commonly held social…

    Hardback – 2018-08-12 

  • Art Therapy for Social Justice

    Radical Intersections

    By Savneet K. Talwar

    Art Therapy for Social Justice seeks to open a conversation about the critical intersection of social change and social justice in private and public art therapy spaces. By moving the practice of art therapy beyond standard individualized treatment models, this informative new resource aims to…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 

  • Illness

    The Cry of the Flesh, 3rd Edition

    By Havi Carel

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 

  • Stories of Medical Science and Statecraft in Kenya

    Curating Impossible Stories

    By Denielle Elliott

    The monograph examines the development of medical sciences in postcolonial Kenya, by examining a series of controversies that have marked Kenyan biomedical sciences. It privileges African voices and retellings, re-centering the voice of African scientists from the peripheries of storytelling about…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Experiments, Animal Bodies and Human Values

    By Kay Peggs

    Experiments, Animal Bodies and Human Values presents a sociological examination of the ethics of using animals in biomedical experiments, exploring the manner in which science and technology have sought to advance the human body project by using animals as a resource for human gain. Such scientific…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • Diagnosis Narratives and the Healing Ritual in Western Medicine

    Alienation, Healing and the Self in Society

    By James Peter Meza

    The dominance of ‘illness narratives’ in narrative healing studies has tended to mean that the focus centres around the healing of the individual. Meza proposes that this emphasis is misplaced and the true focus of cultural healing should lie in managing the disruption of disease and death (…

    Hardback – 2018-07-25 
    Routledge Studies in Anthropology

  • Equality in Water and Sanitation Services

    Edited by Oliver Cumming, Tom Slaymaker

    There is growing acceptance that the progress delivered under the Millennium Development Goal target for drinking water and sanitation has been inequitable. As a result, the progressive reduction of inequalities is now an explicit focus of the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets, adopted in…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24 
    Earthscan Water Text

  • Lost in Perfection

    Impacts of Optimisation on Culture and Psyche

    Edited by Vera King, Benigna Gerisch, Hartmut Rosa

    The permanent struggle for optimisation can be seen as one of the most significant cultural principles of contemporary Western societies: the demand for improved performance and efficiency as well as the pursuit of self-improvement are considered necessary in order to keep pace with an accelerated,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-11 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Death, Dying and Bereavement in a Changing World

    2nd Edition

    By Alan R Kemp

    Paperback – 2018-07-01 

  • An Introduction to Cultural Safety

    Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

    By Fran Richardson

    An Introduction to Cultural Safety defines, examines and positions the concept of cultural safety, until now associated primarily with New Zealand, in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care professionals. The book’s starting point…

    Paperback – 2018-06-30 

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