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  • Whose Body is it Anyway?

    Achieving Wellbeing Through Sport and Activity

    By Ian Wellard

    Whose Body is it Anyway? explores contemporary understandings of the body in order to highlight the conflicting ways in which it is considered in different contexts, times and spaces, either as the possession of the individual or that of society (or both). The book explores these ideas through the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-31 
    Routledge

  • Disabled Childhoods

    Monitoring Differences and Emerging Identities

    By Janice McLaughlin, Edmund Coleman-Fountain, Emma Clavering

    A crucial contemporary dynamic around children and young people in the Global North is the multiple ways that have emerged to monitor their development, behaviour and character. In particular disabled children or children with unusual developmental patterns can find themselves surrounded by…

    Paperback – 2018-02-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

  • The History and Culture of Breast Milk

    From Greco-Roman Myth to Medieval Mysticism

    By Sarah Alison Miller

    This book explores textual and visual representations of breast milk and breastfeeding across a range of literary and artistic genres, beginning with Classical mythology, moving through late-antique and medieval gynaecological texts on wet nursing, and ending with late-medieval hagiographical and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Women and Inequality in the 21st Century

    Edited by Brittany C. Slatton, Carla D. Brailey

    Illustrating the experiences of contemporary women, this book of original research essays points to recent challenges in the ongoing gender revolution—and to women’s resilience. Women living at the intersection of varying social categories (race, ethnicity, class, age, sexuality, and marital status…

    Paperback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Gender, Intimacy and Contemporary Ireland

    Edited by Róisín Ryan-Flood

    This edited collection explores the dramatic transformations in intimate life that have taken place in Ireland in recent years. A new multiculturalism, availability of divorce and the introduction of civil partnership for same sex couples all herald significant changes in Irish life. Divorce and…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    2nd edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    The Handbook of Identity Studies offers a remarkably clear overview of the analysis of identity in the social sciences, and in so doing seeks to develop a new agenda for identity-studies in the twenty-first century. The first edition of this work set new standards for reference works, such was the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries

    Gender Justice and Norm Change

    Edited by Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Rachel Marcus, Anita Ghimire, Grace Bentebya Kyomuhendo

    Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly…

    Paperback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • The Medicalisation of Incest and Abuse

    Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge Academic

  • YoungGiftedandFat

    An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality, and Privilege

    By Sharrell D. Luckett

    YoungGiftedandFat is a critical autoethnography of "performing thin"– on the stage and in life. Sharrell D. Luckett’s story of weight loss and gain and playing the (beautiful, desirable, thin) leading lady showcases an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to issues of weight and self-esteem,…

    Paperback – 2017-11-21
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • Gypsy Feminism

    Intersectional Politics, Alliances, Gender and Queer Activism

    By Laura Corradi

    Clumsy stereotypes of the Romani and Travellers communities abound, not only culturally in programmes such as Big Fat Gypsy Weddings, but also amongst educators, social workers, administrators and the medical profession. Gypsy cultures are invariably presented as ruled by tradition and machismo.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Fitness, Technology and Society

    Amusing Ourselves to Life

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-10-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Youth Homelessness and Survival Sex

    Intimate Relationships and Gendered Subjectivities

    By Juliet Watson

    Survival sex, commonly understood to be the exchange of sex for material support, is a practice that is associated with young homeless women. However, such a narrow definition of survival sex fails to recognise the multiple, complex, and coexisting motivations of young homeless women for engaging…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03
    Routledge
    Youth, Young Adulthood and Society

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