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  • Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

    Edited by Ryszard Piotrowicz, Conny Rijken, Baerbel Heide Uhl

    Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as ‘modern slavery’. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the State, society and individual victims. THB is not a static given but a constantly…

    Hardback – 2017-01-31 
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Suffering Narratives of Older Adults

    A Phenomenological Approach to Serious Illness, Chronic Pain, Recovery and Maternal Care

    By Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey

    In Suffering Narratives of Older Adults, Mary Beth Quaranta Morrissey turns to the traditions of phenomenology, humanistic psychology and social work to provide an in-depth exploration of the deep structure of the suffering experience. She draws upon the notion of maternal holding to develop an…

    Paperback – 2017-01-30 
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • An Anthropology of Lying

    Information in the Doctor-Patient Relationship

    By Sylvie Fainzang

    In the era of health democracy, where a patient’s right to be informed is not only widely advocated but also guaranteed by law, what is the real situation regarding patient information? Do patients receive the information that they request with regard to their diagnosis, prognosis or treatments?…

    Paperback – 2017-01-15 

  • From Intercountry Adoption to Global Surrogacy

    A Human Rights History and New Fertility Frontiers

    By Karen Smith Rotabi, Nicole F. Bromfield

    Intercountry adoption has undergone a radical decline since 2004 when it reached a peak of approximately 45,000 children adopted globally. Its practice had been linked to conflict, poverty, gender inequality, and claims of human trafficking, ultimately leading to the establishment of the Hague…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 

  • Human Genetics: The Basics

    2nd Edition

    By Ricki Lewis

    Human genetics has blossomed from an obscure biological science and explanation for rare disorders to a field that is profoundly altering health care for everyone. This thoroughly updated new edition of Human Genetics: The Basics provides a concise background of gene structure and function through…

    Paperback – 2016-12-13 
    The Basics

  • Health and Other Unassailable Values

    Reconfigurations of Health, Evidence and Ethics

    By Kirsten Bell

    Health and Other Unassailable Values sets out to examine health as a core cultural value. Taking ‘health’, ‘evidence’ and ‘ethics’ as her primary themes, Bell explores the edifice that underpins contemporary conceptions of health and the transformations in how we understand it, assess it and enact…

    Paperback – 2016-12-12 

  • The Lotos-Eaters

    Aging and Identity in a Yacht Club Community

    By Carol A. B. Warren

    As the baby boom generation ages, there are few ethnographies that capture the dynamics of aging. This new book is based on years of participant observation in "The Sands," a beautiful ocean community of well-off individuals and couples seeking the easy life. Yet the community members contend with…

    Paperback – 2016-12-02 

  • 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 – 2016-12-01 
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Representations of HIV/AIDS in Contemporary Hispano-American and Caribbean Culture

    Cuerpos suiSIDAs

    By Gustavo Subero

    Exploring the mechanisms and strategies used in different cultures across Hispano-America and the Caribbean to narrativise, represent and understand HIV/AIDS as a social and human phenomenon, this book examines a wide range of cultural, artistic and media texts, as well as issues of human…

    Paperback – 2016-11-30 

  • Self-Medication and Society

    Mirages of Autonomy

    By Sylvie Fainzang

    The question of recourse to self-medication arises at the intersection of two partly antagonistic discourses: that of the public authorities, who advocate the practice primarily for economic reasons, and that of health professionals, who condemn it for fear that it may pose a danger to health and…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Geographies of Obesity

    Environmental Understandings of the Obesity Epidemic

    By Karen Witten

    Edited by Jamie Pearce

    Over the past two decades, rates of adult and childhood obesity in the developed world have risen sharply. By the year 2000, 65% of the United States population were overweight, 30% of these obese. Whilst medical treatment has tended to focus on individual habits of diet and exercise, this approach…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Birth of a Genetics Policy

    Social Issues of Newborn Screening

    By Joëlle Vailly

    Testing for genetic diseases or traits is a rapidly developing practice, the most widely used form of testing currently in use being newborn screening. Based on a five-year research project and winner of the Prix ’Le Monde’ for academic research in France, The Birth of a Genetics Policy analyses…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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