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  • Respect

    A necessary constraint on use of human beings in Medicine

    By Austen Garwood-Gowers

    The basic fact that a human individual's body is capable of serving interests beyond that individual has always been a double edged sword. On the one hand it allows for the free expression of human solidarity and community. On the other it provides the opportunity to treat the individual's body…

    Hardback – 2018-05-14 
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Transnationalising Reproduction

    Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

    Edited by Roisin Ryan Flood, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

    Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal and social questions. What are the rights of donors, recipients and donor conceived children? How are these reproductive technologies regulated? How is kinship understood within these new family forms?…

    Hardback – 2018-04-23 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • 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 

  • Children, Nature and Food

    Organising Eating in School

    By Mara Miele, Monica Truninger

    Children and young people's food practices and lifestyles are perhaps more visible and contested than ever before. Increased levels of public and media debate concerning young people's health, leisure and dietry activities has led to a number of recent policy initiatives aimed at improving&…

    Hardback – 2018-03-30 
    Critical Food Studies

  • Global Health and Security

    Critical Feminist Perspectives

    Edited by Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie

    The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26 
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Contemporary Narratives of Dementia

    Ethics, Ageing, Politics

    By Sarah Falcus, Katsura Sako

    This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. The volume contributes to key critical and ethical debates in its analysis of some of the many literary…

    Hardback – 2018-02-19 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Non-Representational Theory & Health

    The Health in Life in Space-time Revealing

    By Gavin J. Andrews

    Non-representational theory constitutes an academic approach that animates the active world; its taking-place. It shows how the material, affective and the sensory matter to, and overflow, conscious thought and agency in everyday life. This book offers an agenda for health geography, providing the…

    Hardback – 2018-02-14 
    Geographies of Health Series

  • The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World

    By Karen Christensen, Doria Pilling

    The Routledge Handbook of Social Care Work Around the World provides both a comprehensive and authoritative state-of-the-art review of the current research in this subject. It is the first handbook to cover social care work research from around the world, including both low- and middle-income…

    Hardback – 2018-02-02 

  • Depressive Love

    A Social Pathology

    By Emma Engdahl

    Love and depression are key elements in the cultural script of emotions or affectual life within contemporary Western society, and the two have become intertwined to such an extent that it is informative to talk about depressive love. Indeed, the most common source of depression is intimate…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Reconfiguring Nature (2004)

    Issues and Debates in the New Genetics

    Edited by Peter Glasner

    Published in 2004, this collection will encourage and foster informed discussion of key issues as society comes to grips with the implications of genetic engineering, the mapping and sequencing of the human genome, and the advent of the post-genomic era. The contributors are prominent social…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 

  • Routledge Revivals: Key Variables in Social Investigation (1986)

    Edited by Robert Burgess

    Key Variables in Social Investigation encourages sociologists and other social scientists to think about the conceptual and empirical problems of using and evaluating key variables in social research. The book contains reviews of ten major variables: age; gender; race and ethnicity; health and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-30 
    Routledge Library Editions: British Sociological Association

  • Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia

    By Myrna Tonkinson, Victoria Burbank

    Edited by Katie Glaskin

    Drawing on ethnography of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities across Australia, Mortality, Mourning and Mortuary Practices in Indigenous Australia focuses on the current ways in which indigenous people confront and manage various aspects of death. The contributors employ their…

    Paperback – 2017-12-20 
    Anthropology and Cultural History in Asia and the Indo-Pacific

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