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  • Where are the Dead?

    Exploring the Idea of an Afterlife

    By Peter Moore

    Where are the dead? What are they doing? What kind of a process is dying? What relationships exist among the dead themselves, and between the dead and those in the world they have left behind? Modern philosophers argue that the idea of disembodied survival - to which many believers pay lip service…

    Hardback – 2016-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Drugs in Society

    Causes, Concepts, and Control, 8th Edition

    By Michael D. Lyman

    Drugs in Society, 8th Edition, focuses on the many critical areas of America's drug problem, providing a foundation for rational decision-making within this complex and multi-disciplinary field. Lyman offers a comprehensive big-picture examination of the US drug problem, dealing with drugs, abusers…

    Paperback – 2016-09-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Psychosocial Resilience

    Edited by Updesh Kumar

    Psychological resilience has emerged as a highly significant area of research and practice in recent years, finding applications with a broad range of different groups in many settings. Contemporary discourse is not limited to ways of effective coping with adversity but also introduces mechanisms…

    Hardback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Environments, Risks and Health

    Social Perspectives

    By John Eyles, Baxter Jamie

    Much of the scientific work on environmental health research has come from the clinical and biophysical sciences. Yet contributions are being made from the social sciences with respect to economic change, distributional equities, political will, public perceptions and the social geographical…

    Hardback – 2016-08-29 
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • 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 – 2016-08-28 
    Routledge
    Theory, Technology and Society

  • The Disability Studies Reader

    5th Edition

    Edited by Lennard J. Davis

    The Disability Studies Reader breaks new ground by emphasizing the global, transgender, homonational, and posthuman conceptions of disability. Including physical disabilities, but exploring issues around pain, mental disability, and invisible disabilities. The fifth edition offers a broader picture…

    Paperback – 2016-08-19 
    Routledge

  • Distinctions in the Flesh

    Social Class and the Embodiment of Inequality

    By Dieter Vandebroeck

    The past decades have witnessed a surge of sociological interest in the body. From the focal point of aesthetic investment, political regulation and moral anxiety, to a means of redefining traditional conceptions of agency and identity, the body has been cast in a wide variety of sociological roles…

    Hardback – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    CRESC

  • Population Health Intervention Research

    Geographical perspectives

    Edited by Daniel W. Harrington, Sara McLafferty, Susan J. Elliott

    Health geographers are well situated for undertaking population health intervention research (PHIR), and have an opportunity to be at the forefront of this emerging area of inquiry. However, in order to advance PHIR, the scientific community needs to be innovative with its methodologies, theories,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • Transforming Gender and Food Security in the Global South

    Edited by Jemimah Njuki, John Parkins, Amy Kaler

    Drawing on studies from Africa, Asia and South America, this book provides empirical evidence and conceptual explorations of the gendered dimensions of food security. It investigates how food security and gender inequity are conceptualized within interventions, assesses the impacts and outcomes of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Sociology of Mental Disorder

    10th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The 10th edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health…

    Paperback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Neoliberal Bodies and the Gendered Fat Body

    By Hannele Harjunen

    In recent decades the rise of the so-called "global obesity epidemic" has led to fatness and fat bodies being debated incessantly in popular, professional, and academic arenas. Fatness and fat bodies are shamed and demonized, and the public monitoring, surveillance and outright policing by the…

    Hardback – 2016-08-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society
    Gender, Bodies and Transformation

  • Family, Culture, and Self in the Development of Eating Disorders

    By Susan Haworth-Hoeppner

    This book takes a unique approach to the examination of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa (and bulimia). White, middle-class, heterosexual women share their insights into the emergence of their illnesses through detailed interviews that consider perceptions of the role of family, the influence…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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