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  • Death and Dying in India

    Ageing and end-of-life care of the elderly

    By Suhita Chopra Chatterjee, Jaydeep Sengupta

    Most aged in India are experiencing a highly protracted death in hospitals, entangled in tubes and machines. Such ‘medicalised death’ entails huge psychological, social and financial costs for both patients and their caregivers. There are also many who are dying in abject neglect. However,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • The Crisis Management Cycle

    Theory and Practice

    By Christer Pursiainen

    The Crisis Management Cycle is the first holistic, multidisciplinary introduction to the dynamic field of crisis management theory. By drawing together the different theories and concepts of crisis management literature and practice, this book develops a theoretical framework of analysis that can…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge

  • Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives

    By Venla Oikkonen

    Since the early 1990s, evolutionary psychology has produced widely popular visions of modern men and women as driven by their prehistoric genes. In Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction in Evolutionary Narratives, Venla Oikkonen explores the rhetorical appeal of evolutionary psychology by viewing it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Routledge
    Transformations

  • Bioethics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Alastair V. Campbell

    Bioethics: The Basics is an introduction to the foundational principles, theories and issues in the study of medical and biological ethics. Readers are introduced to bioethics from the ground up before being invited to consider some of the most controversial but important questions facing us today.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-28 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Autobiography of a Disease

    By Patrick Anderson

    Autobiography of a Disease documents, in experimental form, the experience of extended life-threatening illness in contemporary US hospitals and clinics. The narrative is based primarily on the author’s sudden and catastrophic collapse into a coma and long hospitalization thirteen years ago; but it…

    Paperback – 2017-06-27 
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • Recovery, Mental Health and Inequality

    Chinese Ethnic Minorities as Mental Health Service Users

    By Lynn Tang

    Mental health has long been perceived as a taboo subject in the UK, so much so that mental health services have been marginalised within health and social care. There is even more serious neglect of the specific issues faced by different ethnic minorities.   This book uses the rich narratives of…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • HIV/AIDS in India

    Voices from the Margins

    By Sunita Manian

    India ranks third in the number of people living with HIV/AIDS globally. The country has high levels of poverty and inequality, poor healthcare infrastructure, especially away from the metropolitan areas, and a legacy of colonialism that bequeathed laws criminalizing non-heteronormative sexualities…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research on Gender in Asia Series

  • Marginal Bodies, Trans Utopias

    By Caterina Nirta

    Although over the last two decades there has been a proliferation of gender studies, transgender has largely remained institutionalised as an ‘umbrella term’ that encapsulates all forms of gender understandings differing from what are thought to be gender norms. In both theoretical and medical…

    Hardback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Critical Diversities

  • Community Management of Rural Water Supply

    Case Studies of Success from India

    By Paul Hutchings, Richard Franceys, Stef Smits, Snehalatha Mekala

    The supply of reliable and safe water is a key challenge for developing economies, particularly India. Community management has long been the declared model for rural water supply and is recognised to be critical for its implementation and success. Based on twenty detailed successful…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Studies in Water Resource Management

  • Perspectives in Medical Geography

    Theory and Applications for Librarians

    Edited by Amy J. Blatt

    Medical geography is a fascinating area of rapidly evolving study that aims to analyse and improve worldwide health issues based on the geographical factors which have an impact on them. Perspectives in Medical Geography will appeal to both novice and seasoned researchers looking to be informed on…

    Paperback – 2017-06-18 
    Routledge

  • Dignity, Mental Health and Human Rights

    Coercion and the Law

    By Brendan D. Kelly

    This book explores the human rights consequences of recent and ongoing revisions of mental health legislation in England and Ireland. Presenting a critical discussion of the World Health Organization's 'Checklist on Mental Health Legislation' from its Resource Book on Mental Health, Human Rights…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Achieving Food Security in China

    The Challenges Ahead

    By Zhou Zhang-Yue

    China’s food security has never failed to attract the public’s attention. Feeding China’s large population has always been a huge challenge. The latest large-scale famine took place in 1958–62 during which approximately 37 million people died of starvation. However, since the early 1980s, China’s…

    Hardback – 2017-06-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern World Economy

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