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  • Geographical Gerontology

    Concepts and Approaches

    Edited by Mark W. Skinner, Gavin J. Andrews, Malcolm P. Cutchin

    This book advances the field of study called ‘geographical gerontology’ – a burgeoning body of interdisciplinary scholarship encompassing the application of geographical concepts and approaches to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. With contributions from leading international…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Hamish Cameron, Sarah Harvey

    There are many different ways in which the disciplines of minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

    Edited by Gillian Joseph

    Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Becoming Anorexic

    A sociological study

    By Muriel Darmon

    Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Environments, Risks and Health

    Social Perspectives

    By John Eyles, Jamie Baxter

    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

  • 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 – 2016-08-18 
    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 – 2016-08-15 
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

  • The Ethics of Care

    Moral Knowledge, Communication, and the Art of Caregiving

    Edited by Alan Blum, Stuart J Murray

    Beginning with a focus on the ethical foundations of caregiving in health and expanding towards problems of ethics and justice implicated in a range of issues, this book develops and expands the notion of care itself and its connection to practice. Organised around the themes of culture as a…

    Hardback – 2016-08-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Sociology of Mental Disorder

    10th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The tenth 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 – 2016-08-09 
    Routledge

  • Practicing Qualitative Methods in Health Geographies

    Edited by Nancy E. Fenton, Jamie Baxter

    Health geographers are increasingly turning to a diverse range of interpretative methodologies to explore the complexities of health, illness, space and place to gain more comprehensive understandings of well-being and broader social models of health and health care. Drawing upon postmodernism,…

    Hardback – 2016-08-03 
    Routledge
    Geographies of Health Series

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