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  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    In the UK and beyond, Down’s syndrome screening has become a universal programme in prenatal care. But why does screening persist, particularly in light of research that highlights pregnant women’s ambivalent and problematic experiences with it?   Drawing on an ethnography of Down’s syndrome…

    Hardback – 2017-03-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents

    Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease

    By Kieran Keohane, Anders Petersen, Bert van den Bergh

     This book analyses three of the most prevalent illnesses of late modernity: anxiety, depression and Alzheimer’s disease, in terms of their relation to cultural pathologies of the social body. Usually these conditions are interpreted clinically in terms of individualized symptoms and responded…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Social Science of the Syringe

    A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use

    By Nicole Vitellone

    This book addresses the history of harm reduction. It evaluates the consequences and constraints, stakes and costs of the policy of needle exchange for the purposes of harm prevention and health research. Vitellone situates the syringe at the centre of empirical research and theoretical analysis,…

    Hardback – 2017-02-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Sociology of Health, Healing, and Illness

    9th Edition

    By Gregory L. Weiss, Lynne E. Lonnquist

    With thorough coverage of inequality in health care access and practice, this leading textbook has been widely acclaimed by teachers as the most accessible of any available. It introduces and integrates recent research in medical sociology and emphasizes the importance of race, class, gender…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07 
    Routledge

  • Sport, Medicine and Health

    The medicalization of sport?

    By Dominic Malcolm

    The relationship between sport, medicine and health in our society is becoming increasingly complex. This important and timely study explores this relationship through an analysis of changing political economies, altered perceptions of the body and science’s developing contribution to the human…

    Hardback – 2016-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • 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 – 2016-11-03
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Hospital Land USA

    Sociological Adventures in Medicalization

    By Wendy Simonds

    In Hospital Land USA, Wendy Simonds analyzes the wide-reaching powers of medicalization: the dynamic processes by which medical authorities, institutions, and ideologies impact our everyday experiences, culture, and social life. Simonds documents her own Hospital Land adventures and draws on a wide…

    Paperback – 2016-10-24
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-10-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • Person-centred Health Care

    Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients

    By Stephen Buetow

    Person-centred health care is increasingly endorsed as a key element of high-quality care, yet, in practice, it often means patient-centred health care. This book scrutinizes the principle of primacy of patient welfare, which, although deeply embedded in health professionalism, is long overdue for…

    Hardback – 2016-06-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • 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 – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism

    Edited by Johanne Charbonneau, André Smith

    Giving Blood represents a new agenda for blood donation research. It explores the diverse historical and contemporary undercurrents that influence how blood donation takes place, and the social meanings that people attribute to the act of giving blood. Drawing from empirical studies conducted in…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Corporeality, Medical Technologies and Contemporary Culture

    By Francisco Ortega

    This book examines the confusions and contradictions that manifest in prevalent attitudes towards the body, as well as in related bodily practices. The body is simultaneously our reference for the certainties of nature and the locus of a desire for transformation and reinvention. The body is at…

    Paperback – 2015-06-09
    Birkbeck Law Press
    Birkbeck Law Press

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