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  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • The Ethical Challenges of Emerging Medical Technologies

    Edited by Arthur L. Caplan, Brendan Parent

    This collection of essays emphasizes society’s increasingly responsible engagement with ethical challenges in emerging medical technology. Expansion of technological capacity and attention to patient safety have long been integral to improving healthcare delivery but only relatively recently have…

    Hardback – 2016-11-15 
    Ashgate
    The Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies

  • 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
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Geographical Gerontology

    Concepts and Approaches

    Edited by Mark W. Skinner, Gavin J. Andrews, Malcolm P. Cutchin

    This book advances the field of study called ‘geographical gerontology’ – a burgeoning body of interdisciplinary scholarship encompassing the application of geographical concepts and approaches to the study of ageing, old age and older populations. With contributions from leading international…

    Hardback – 2016-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • New Religious Movements and Counselling

    Academic, Professional and Personal Perspectives

    Edited by Hamish Cameron, Sarah Harvey

    There are many different ways in which the disciplines of minority religions and counselling may interact. In some cases there can be antagonism between counselling services and minority religions with each suspecting they are ideologically threatened by the other, but it can be argued that the…

    Hardback – 2016-10-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Inform Series on Minority Religions and Spiritual Movements

  • Diverse Perspectives on Aging in a Changing World

    Edited by Gillian Joseph

    Focusing on under-researched aspects of social, economic and political change, this volume offers fresh insights into aging, older people and their families. It combines an international and interdisciplinary approach. Chapters explore the contexts in which family roles,…

    Hardback – 2016-10-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Becoming Anorexic

    A sociological study

    By Muriel Darmon

    Anorexia tends to be studied within health disciplines, such as medicine, psychoanalysis or psychology. When the condition is discussed in relation to society more broadly, focus is commonly restricted to considerations about the demise of the traditional family meal or the all-pervading obsession…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Sociology of Mental Disorder

    10th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The tenth edition of Sociology of Mental Disorder presents the major issues and research findings on the influence of race, social class, gender, and age on the incidence and prevalence of mental disorder. The text also examines the institutions that help those with mental disorders, mental health…

    Paperback – 2016-09-16 
    Routledge

  • The Dying Body as a Lived Experience

    By Alan Blum

    The anxiety over death persists in everyday life- though often denied or repressed- lingering as an unconscious worry or intuition that typically seems to compromise one’s feelings of well-being and experience in a range of areas; coming out often as malaise, depression, and anger in much conduct.…

    Hardback – 2016-09-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Evidence-Based Healthcare in Context

    Critical Social Science Perspectives

    By Jon Adams

    Edited by Alex Broom

    With new methods of treatment standardisation resulting in various benefits for patient outcomes, evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice have emerged as defining features of western healthcare provision in recent years. Most health professions are now adopting some form of '…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Deathscapes

    Spaces for Death, Dying, Mourning and Remembrance

    By James D. Sidaway

    Edited by Avril Maddrell

    Death is at once a universal and everyday, but also an extraordinary experience in the lives of those affected. Death and bereavement are thereby intensified at (and frequently contained within) certain sites and regulated spaces, such as the hospital, the cemetery and the mortuary. However, death…

    Paperback – 2016-08-31 
    Routledge

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