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  • The Concussion Crisis in Sport

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Malcolm

    Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that CTE poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most well-established sports. But…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control

    Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Macdonald, Ian Harper

    Over the last two decades attempts to control the problem of tuberculosis have become increasingly more complex, as countries adopt and adapt to evolving global TB strategies. Significant funding has also increased apace; diagnostic possibilities have evolved; and greater attention is being paid to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge

  • Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine

    Sociological Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Deborah Lupton

    Self-tracking practices are part of many health and medical domains. The introduction of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablet computers, apps, social media platforms, dedicated patient support sites and wireless devices for medical monitoring has contributed to the expansion of…

    Paperback – 2019-06-15 
    Routledge

  • Contested Illness in Context

    An Interdisciplinary Study in Disease Definition, 1st Edition

    By Harry Quinn Schone

    What makes a disease real? Why is it that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia are doubted when they say they are in pain, and cannot access the same benefits of patient-hood that others can? What defines the limits of our belief and, ultimately, compassion, when it comes to…

    Hardback – 2019-05-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Intimate Lives of Disabled People

    1st Edition

    By Kirsty Liddiard

    Disabled people are routinely assumed to lack the capabilities and capacities to embody and experience sexuality and desire, as well as the agency to love and be loved by others, and build their own families, if they so choose. Centring on the sexual, intimate and erotic lives of disabled people,…

    Paperback – 2019-05-19 
    Routledge

  • Ethics and Chronic Illness

    1st Edition

    By Tom Walker

    This book provides an account of the ethics of chronic illness. Chronic illness differs from other illnesses in that it is often incurable, patients can live with it for many years, and its day-to-day management is typically carried out by the patient or members of their family. These features…

    Hardback – 2019-05-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Applied Ethics

  • Institutional Responses to Drug Demand in Central Europe

    1st Edition

    By Flip Maas

    Edited by Patrick Kenis

    This title was first first published in 2002: Understanding the link between institutional contexts and drug problems is crucial to the process of developing appropriate drug policies and drug demand reduction strategies. However, this link is too often taken for granted, with most drug-related…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Sickle Cell and the Social Sciences

    Health, Racism and Disablement, 1st Edition

    By Simon M. Dyson

    Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a severe chronic illness and one of the world’s most common genetic conditions, with 400,000 children born annually with the disorder, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa, India, Brazil, the Middle East and in diasporic African populations in North America and Europe.…

    Hardback – 2019-04-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Children's Health and Wellbeing in Urban Environments

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christina R. Ergler, Robin Kearns, Karen Witten

    How children experience, negotiate and connect with or resist their surroundings impacts on their health and wellbeing. In cities, various aspects of the physical and social environment can affect children’s wellbeing. This edited collection brings together different accounts and experiences…

    Paperback – 2019-03-14
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds

    1st Edition

    By Fay Dennis

    Drug use is widely understood in terms of its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur? Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from a hierarchical conceptualisation of drug use based on its subjects and their objects, offering unique…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Loneliness

    A Social Problem, 1st Edition

    By Keming Yang

    In recent years its medical implications have brought loneliness to the centre of attention of mass media, government agents, and the general public. However, as this volume demonstrates, loneliness is not merely a psychological, individual, or health issue. In multiple ways, it is a serious social…

    Hardback – 2019-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Managing the global health response to epidemics

    Social science perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mathilde Bourrier, Nathalie Brender, Claudine Burton-Jeangros

    Recent epidemics have prompted large-scale international interventions, aimed at mitigating the spread of disease in a globalized world. During a crisis, however, global health actions – including planning and organizing, communicating about risk, and cost–benefit evaluations – aren’t usually part…

    Hardback – 2019-02-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

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