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  • 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

  • Lost in Perfection

    Impacts of Optimisation on Culture and Psyche, 1st Edition

    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 con-sidered necessary in order to keep pace with an accelerated…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Birth and Death

    Experience, Ethics, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward

    Usually conceived in opposition to each other – birth as a hopeful beginning, death as an ending – this book brings them into dialogue with each other to argue that both are central to our experiences of being in the world and part of living. Written by two authors, this book takes an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Criminal Bodies in the West

    Iconography and Life after Death, 1st Edition

    Edited by Melissa Schrift

    This book explores the cultural meanings of the criminal body in the west through historical and multidisciplinary frameworks, examining both how the criminal corpse was viewed as a repository of power and how it held significant cultural meaning as material relic. Authors situate the criminal…

    Hardback – 2019-12-18 
    Routledge

  • A Feminist Post-transsexual Autoethnography

    Challenging Normative Gender Coercion, 1st Edition

    By Julie Elizabeth Peters

    Gender as a social class along with its concomitant heteronormative gender coercion seem to be intransigent across time and cultures. But across these cultures we also see a degree of nonconforming behaviour which very often carries significant multi-dimensions of stigma and risk; because the…

    Paperback – 2019-09-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • Fitness, Technology and Society

    Amusing Ourselves to Life, 1st Edition

    By Brad Millington

    The fitness industry is experiencing a new boom characterized by the proliferation of interactive and customizable technology, from exercise-themed video games to smartphone apps to wearable fitness trackers. This new technology presents the possibility of boundless self-tracking, generating highly…

    Paperback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge

  • Thickening Fat

    Fat Bodies, Intersectionality, and Social Justice, 1st Edition

    Edited by May Friedman, Carla Rice, Jen Rinaldi

    Thickening Fat: Fat Bodies, Intersectionality, and Social Justice seeks to explore the multiple, variable, and embodied experiences of fat oppression and fat activisms. Moving beyond an analysis of fat oppression as singular, this book will aim to unpack the volatility of fat—the mutability of fat…

    Paperback – 2019-09-16
    Routledge

  • The Medicalisation of Incest and Abuse

    Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia, 1st Edition

    By Carolina Borda-Niño-Wildman

    Combining biomedical, psychological, and anthropological approaches to intergenerational incestuous violence experienced by rural indigenous [and] peasant women in the Andean region, this book raises new questions surrounding humanness and the normalisation of sexual violence. Through original…

    Paperback – 2019-09-11
    Routledge

  • Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith

    Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in…

    Paperback – 2019-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shirley A. Jackson

    The Routledge International Handbook of Race, Class, and Gender chronicles the development, growth, history, impact, and future direction of race, gender, and class studies from a multidisciplinary perspective. The research in this subfield has been wide-ranging, including works in sociology,…

    Paperback – 2019-08-08
    Routledge

  • Reconsidering Dementia Narratives

    Empathy, Identity and Care, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Bitenc

    Reconsidering Dementia Narratives explores the role of narrative in developing new ways of understanding, interacting with, and caring for people with dementia. It asks how the stories we tell about dementia – in fiction, life writing and film – both reflect and shape the way we think about this…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    In this comprehensive, accessible handbook, acclaimed social theorist Anthony Elliott brings together internationally distinguished and emergent scholars in the social sciences and humanities to review the major theoretical traditions, trends and trajectories in the hugely popular field of identity…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

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