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  • Transnationalising Reproduction

    Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

    Edited by Roisin Ryan Flood, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

    This book about ‘third party conception’ (gamete and embryo donation and surrogacy arrangements) will provide an original and timely contribution to work on assisted reproduction. Third party conception is a growing phenomenon and provokes a burgeoning range of ethical, legal and social questions.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • From Clinic to Concentration Camp

    Reassessing Nazi Medical and Racial Research, 1933-1945

    Edited by Paul Weindling

    Representing a new wave of research and analysis on Nazi human experiments and coerced research, the chapters in this volume deliberately break with a top-down history limited to concentration camp experiments under the control of Himmler and the SS. Instead the collection positions extreme…

    Hardback – 2017-05-09 
    Routledge
    The History of Medicine in Context

  • Health, Disability and the Capability Approach

    Edited by Jennifer Prah Ruger, Sophie Mitra

    This book focuses on two areas of substantial and growing importance to the human development and capability approach: health and disability. The research on disability, health and the capability approach has been diverse in the topics it covers, and the conceptual frameworks and methodologies it…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge

  • The Intimate Lives of Disabled People

    Sex and Relationships

    By Kirsty Liddiard

    Despite over thirty years of disability activism and scholarship, disabled people’s sexual identities remain the sum of the paradoxical social categories of 'asexual innocents', or 'perverts’. This timely book explores their experiences of sexual and intimate life within the context of both these…

    Hardback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Posthuman Ethics

    Embodiment and Cultural Theory

    By Patricia MacCormack

    Posthuman theory asks in various ways what it means to be human in a time when philosophy has become suspicious of claims about human subjectivity. Those subjects who were historically considered aberrant, and our future lives becoming increasingly hybrid show we have always been and are…

    Paperback – 2017-03-30 
    Routledge

  • Prospects for the National Health

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Robert Dingwall, Anne Murcott

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic…

    Paperback – 2017-03-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it? Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Social Context of Birth

    3rd Edition

    Edited by Caroline Squire

    No woman has an "uneventful pregnancy" – a phrase which is commonly heard in western medical birth settings in the UK. Each woman births her child within a social context of her own. Midwives and other health care professionals need to have a deep understanding of the various lives childbearing…

    Paperback – 2017-03-14 
    CRC Press

  • Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents

    Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh

     This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded…

    Hardback – 2017-03-13 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Participation in Health and Welfare Services

    Professional Concepts and Lived Experience

    Edited by Arne H. Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik

    Today, healthy ageing and active, meaningful lives are core values and aims for international and national health policies. Health services are challenged to ensure that the recipients of their services are active participants in their own care and beyond. Participation allows patients to become…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Surviving Work in Healthcare

    Helpful stuff for people on the frontline

    By Elizabeth Cotton

    The book takes as its starting point the crisis of healthcare in the UK: impossible health targets managed through command and control management and a stomach-churning rise in racism, whistleblowing and victimisation in the NHS. The use of nationally set productivity targets combined with…

    Paperback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge

  • Abortion in the USA and the UK

    By Colin Francome

    Recent years have revealed the different experiences of abortion in the UK and the USA. The United States has a higher abortion rate accompanied by a higher political profile for the issue. In fact, one of George W. Bush's first acts in 2001 was to ban American funding for overseas organizations…

    Paperback – 2017-02-28
    Routledge

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