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  • 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 establishment of The Hague…

    Paperback – 2016-12-16 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    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 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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 – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection

    Cosmetic Surgery, Weight Loss and Beauty in Popular Culture

    By Deborah Harris-Moore

    Against the background of the so-called ’obesity epidemic’, Media and the Rhetoric of Body Perfection critically examines the discourses of physical perfection that pervade Western societies, shedding new light on the rhetorical forces behind body anxieties and extreme methods of weight loss and…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Doing Nutrition Differently

    Critical Approaches to Diet and Dietary Intervention

    Edited by Allison Hayes-Conroy

    'Hegemonic nutrition' is produced and proliferated by a wide variety of social institutions such as mainstream nutrition science, clinical nutrition as well as those less classically linked such as life science/agro-food companies, the media, family, education, religion and the law. The collective…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic

    A Foucauldian Perspective on Cosmetic Facial Modification

    By Tony McHugh

    Drawing on studies of surface topography, image editing, and diagnostic and surgical experience, Faces Inside and Outside the Clinic addresses the notion of ’truth’ in what are considered to be ’right’ and ’wrong’ faces, whether in clinical cosmetic procedures or in specific sociocultural contexts…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Queer Youth Suicide, Culture and Identity

    Unliveable Lives?

    By Rob Cover

    Despite increasing tolerance, legal protections against homophobia, and anti-discrimination policies throughout much of the western world, suicide attempts by queer youth remain relatively high. For over twenty years, research into queer youth suicide has debated reasons and risks, although it has…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 
    Routledge

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