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  • Glocal Pharma

    International Brands and the Imagination of Local Masculinity

    By Ericka Johnson, Ebba Sjögren

    An exploration of how global pharmaceutical products are localized - of what happens when they become ‘glocal’ - this book examines the tensions that exist between a global pharmaceutical market and the locally bounded discourses and regulations encountered as markets are created for new drugs…

    Hardback – 2016-05-20 
    Routledge
    Global Connections

  • Food and the Risk Society

    The Power of Risk Perception

    By Charlotte Fabiansson

    This book offers a comprehensive understanding of the current scientific knowledge concerning risks associated with food preparation, processing and consumption, with particular attention to the gap between scientific research and public perception. Examining the effects of food on the body from…

    Hardback – 2016-05-19 
    Routledge

  • The Power of the Media in Health Communication

    By Valentina Marinescu, Bianca Mitu

    Health is a contested concept that has been defined in numerous ways. The media is extremely powerful in promoting health beliefs and in creating role models for contemporary people. The ways in which health is defined or understood can have wide-ranging implications and can have an impact on…

    Hardback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Vulnerability

    Challenging Bioethics

    By Henk ten Have

    Alongside globalization, the sense of vulnerability among people and populations has increased. We feel vulnerable to disease as new infections spread rapidly across the globe, while disasters and climate change make health increasingly precarious. Moreover, clinical trials of new drugs often…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    By Anna Bellisari

    This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with an alarming rise in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Risk Studies

    Edited by Adam Burgess, Alberto Alemanno, Jens Zinn

    It is over 40 years since we began to reflect upon risk in a more social than technological and economic fashion, firstly making sense of the gap between expert and public assessment of risks, such as to our health and environment. With fixed certainties of the past eroded and the technological…

    Hardback – 2016-03-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Musical Pathways in Recovery

    Community Music Therapy and Mental Wellbeing

    By Gary Ansdell, Tia DeNora

    ‘Music triggered a healing process from within me… I started singing for the joy of singing myself…and it helped me carry my recovery beyond the state I was in before I fell ill nine years ago…to a level of well-being that I haven't had perhaps for thirty years…’. This book explores the…

    Hardback – 2016-03-18 
    Routledge
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Diagnostic Cultures

    A Cultural Approach to the Pathologization of Modern Life

    By Svend Brinkmann

    Some studies estimate that each year, around a quarter of the population of Western countries will suffer from at least one mental disorder. Should this be interpreted as evidence for the progress of psychiatry, a discipline that is now able to identify and treat mental illnesses that have always…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Transnationalising Reproduction

    Third Party Conception in a Globalised World

    Edited by Roisin Ryan Flood, Jenny Gunnarsson Payne

    Hardback – 2016-02-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Hardback – 2015-12-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing

    Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies

    Edited by Erik Malmqvist, Kristin Zeiler

    Medical therapy, research and technology enable us to make our bodies, or parts of them, available to others in an increasing number of ways. This is the case in organ, tissue, egg and sperm donation as well as in surrogate motherhood and clinical research. Bringing together leading scholars…

    Hardback – 2015-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Food Pedagogies

    By Rick Flowers, Elaine Swan

    In recent years everyone from politicians to celebrity chefs has been proselytizing about how we should grow, buy, prepare, present, cook, taste, eat and dispose of food. In light of this, contributors to this book argue that food has become the target of intensified pedagogical activity across a…

    Hardback – 2015-11-28
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

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