Medical Sociology Products

  • Social Medicine and the Coming Transformation

    1st Edition

    By Howard Waitzkin, Alina Pérez, Matt Anderson

    Social medicine, starting two centuries ago, has shown that social conditions affect health and illness more than biology does, and social change affects the outcomes of health and illness more than health services do. Understanding and exposing sickness-generating structures in society helps…

    Paperback – 2020-04-01 
    Routledge

  • Urban Hospital Location

    1st Edition

    By Leslie D Mayhew

    Originally published in 1986 Urban Hospital Location examines the rising costs of health care and how the problem of providing a cost-effective and equitable pattern of health services is now a vital issue in many countries. It looks at how location decisions are especially difficult in cities…

    Paperback – 2020-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urban Planning

  • Paying for Sex in a Digital Age

    US and UK Perspectives, 1st Edition

    By Barbara G. Brents, Teela Sanders, Chris Wakefield

    Providing one of the first comprehensive, cross cultural examinations of the dynamic market for sexual services, this book presents an evidence-based look at the multiple factors related to purchasing patterns and demand among clients who have used the internet. The data is drawn from two large…

    Paperback – 2020-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Young, Disabled and LGBT+

    Voices, Identities and Intersections, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alex Toft, Anita Franklin

    Young, Disabled and LGBT+ brings together the work of an international team interested in exploring the intersection of sexuality, gender identity, and disability in the lives of young people and aims to further develop this area as a distinct area of study. This volume features original research…

    Hardback – 2020-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Creating Future People

    The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Anomaly

    Creating Future People offers readers a fast-paced primer on how new genetic technologies will enable parents to influence the traits of their children, including their intelligence, moral capacities, physical appearances, and immune systems.  It deftly explains the science of gene editing and…

    Paperback – 2020-03-18 
    Routledge

  • Risk and Substance Use

    Framing Dangerous People and Dangerous Places, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susanne MacGregor, Betsy Thom

    This interdisciplinary collection examines the role that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs have played in framing certain groups and spaces as ‘dangerous’ and in influencing the nature of formal responses to the perceived threat. Taking an historical and cross-national perspective, it explores how…

    Hardback – 2020-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Insane Society: A Sociology of Mental Health

    1st Edition

    By Peter Morrall

    This book critiques the connection between Western society and madness, scrutinizing if and how societal insanity affects the cause, construction, and consequence of madness. Looking beyond the affected individual to their social, political, economic, ecological, and cultural context, this book…

    Hardback – 2020-02-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • European Food Aid Policy

    1st Edition

    By John Cathie

    Published in 1997, this book traces the development of European Food Aid Policy from its inception in the 1960s through to the 1990s. This covers the change from a surplus disposal programme in the early days to the present policy. The European Food Aid Policy is one of the few areas of development…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Hospice Care and Culture

    A Comparison of the Hospice Movement in the West and Japan, 1st Edition

    By Teresa Chikako Maruyama

    First published in 1999, Maruyama explores some significant difficulties and differences in bringing the western hospice philosophy to the Japanese medical culture. Whilst not giving any definite answers, this study determines what some of the critical questions that need to be considered into…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Environment, Health and Population Displacement

    Development and Change in Mozambique's Diarrhoeal Disease Ecology, 1st Edition

    By Andrew E. Collins

    First published in 1998, this book contributes to our understanding of emergent and resurgent infectious diseases and health ecology in developing areas through detailed spatial and temporal analysis of recent cholera and bacillary dysentery epidemics in Mozambique. The book examines the influence…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Reproductive Health and Infectious Disease in the Middle East

    1st Edition

    By Robin Barlow, Joseph W. Brown

    First published in 1998, this book covers a variety of health issues in the contemporary Middle east. Its thirteen chapters, contributed by a total of 23 authors and co-authors, reflect several different disciplines relevant for health studies, including epidemiology, economics and anthropology. In…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Nursing Power and Social Judgement

    An Interpretive Ethnography of a Hospital Ward, 1st Edition

    By Martin Johnson

    First published in 1997, this work makes a substantial reexamination of the social processes behind the labelling of patients in hospital care. Taking an interpretive perspective, the author analyzes the social construction of patient labels identifying strategies for and the consequences of giving…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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