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  • 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 experiences…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
    Routledge
    Music and Change: Ecological Perspectives

  • Social Research in Health and Illness

    Case-Based Approaches

    By Costas Constantinou, Constantinos Phellas

    Social Research Methods in Health and Illness offers a theoretically informed guide to practising the key social research methods in investigating health and illness. Examining both methods and methodology, the authors explore the importance of selecting the appropriate research method for the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Health and Political Engagement

    By Mikko Mattila, Lauri Rapeli, Hanna Wass, Peter Söderlund

    Social scientists have only recently begun to explore the link between health and political engagement. Understanding this relationship is vitally important from both a scholarly and a policy-making perspective. This book is the first to offer a comprehensive account of health and political…

    Hardback – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

  • Dementia and Literature

    Interdisciplinary Perspectives

    Edited by Tess Maginess

    Dementia is an urgent global concern, often termed a widespread ‘problem’, ‘tragedy’ or ‘burden’ and a subject best addressed by health and social policy and practice. However, creative writers can offer powerful and imaginative insights into the experience of dementia across cultures and over time…

    Hardback – 2017-08-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing

    Edited by Kathleen Galvin

    The Routledge Handbook of Wellbeing Research explores established conceptualisations of wellbeing, providing an overview of the key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of wellbeing,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Bodies Across Borders

    The Global Circulation of Body Parts, Medical Tourists and Professionals

    By Bronwyn Parry, Beth Greenhough, Isabel Dyck

    Historically organised at a local or national scale, the fields of medicine and healthcare are being radically transformed by new communication, transport and biotechnologies creating, in the process, a genuinely globalised sphere of biomedical production and consumption. This emerging market is…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge

  • Careful Eating: Bodies, Food and Care

    Edited by Emma-Jayne Abbots, Anna Lavis, Luci Attala

    Critically reflecting on the interplays between food and care, this multidisciplinary volume asks ’why do individuals, institutions and agencies care about what other people eat?’ It explores how acts of caring about food and eating shape and intervene in individual bodies as well as being enacted…

    Paperback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • Collaboration across Health Research and Medical Care

    Healthy Collaboration

    Edited by Bart Penders, Niki Vermeulen, John Parker

    Health research and health care practice are radically transforming as governments invest more in large scale, national and international health projects with increasing levels of interdisciplinarity as populations age and as nations grow wealthier. This volume examines the structures and dynamics…

    Paperback – 2017-08-09 
    Routledge

  • To Heal Humankind

    The Right to Health in History

    By Adam Gaffney

    The "human right to healthcare" has had a remarkable rise. It is found in numerous international treaties and national constitutions, it is litigated in courtrooms across the globe, it is increasingly the subject of study by scholars across a range of disciplines, and—perhaps most importantly—it…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    By David A. Nicholls

    Physiotherapy is arriving at a critical point in its history. Since World War I, physiotherapy has been the largest allied health profession and the established provider of orthodox physical rehabilitation. But ageing populations of increasingly chronically ill people, a growing scepticism towards…

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • The Social Organization of Disease

    Emotions and Civic Action

    By Jochen Kleres

    Empirically, this book is a case-study analysis of dissolution processes in German AIDS organizations. Indeed, why is it that civic organizers start out with a commitment to a cause but end up dissolving their organization? This question is exactly what Kleres seeks to tackle within The Social…

    Hardback – 2017-07-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

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