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  • Birth and Death

    Experience, Ethics, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward

    Usually conceived in opposition to each other – birth as a hopeful beginning, death as an ending – this book brings them into dialogue with each other to argue that both are central to our experiences of being in the world and part of living. Written by two authors, this book takes an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Giving Blood

    The Institutional Making of Altruism, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-09-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Incorporating Patient Knowledge in Japan and the UK

    A Study of Eczema and the Steroid Controversy, 1st Edition

    By Miho Ushiyama

    Since the turn of the millennium, the potential for patients’ knowledge to contribute to medical knowledge has been increasingly recognized by medical sociologists and anthropologists. Where previously such knowledge may have been written off as 'beliefs' and assumed to be inaccurate when it…

    Hardback – 2019-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge-WIAS Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Deviance Among Physicians

    Fraud, Violence, and the Power to Prescribe, 1st Edition

    By Thaddeus L. Johnson, Natasha N. Johnson, Christina Policastro

    The concept of deviance is complex, given that norms vary considerably across groups, times, and places. Society tends to primarily recognize traditional portraits of deviants such as street-offenders and drug addicts. The label "deviant" is commonly cast upon society’s undesirables, but this…

    Hardback – 2019-06-03
    Routledge

  • Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics

    Care, Choice, and Disability in the Prenatal Clinic, 1st Edition

    By Gareth M. Thomas

    Nominated for the Foundation of Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2018 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…

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    1st Edition

    By David A. Nicholls

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

    Paperback – 2019-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Contested Illness in Context

    An Interdisciplinary Study in Disease Definition, 1st Edition

    By Harry Quinn Schone

    What makes a disease real? Why is it that patients with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia are doubted when they say they are in pain, and cannot access the same benefits of patient-hood that others can? What defines the limits of our belief and, ultimately, compassion, when it comes to…

    Hardback – 2019-05-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • The Reproductive Body at Work

    The South African Bioeconomy of Egg Donation, 1st Edition

    By Verena Namberger

    The transnational industry surrounding assisted reproductive technology and regenerative medicine is based on the unacknowledged labour of gamete providers, surrogates and research subjects, and benefits from low labour costs in ‘enabling’ sectors such as logistics and transport. This finding calls…

    Hardback – 2019-04-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • Person-centred Health Care

    Balancing the Welfare of Clinicians and Patients, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Social Science of the Syringe

    A Sociology of Injecting Drug Use, 1st Edition

    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,…

    Paperback – 2019-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Loneliness

    A Social Problem, 1st Edition

    By Keming Yang

    In recent years its medical implications have brought loneliness to the centre of attention of mass media, government agents, and the general public. However, as this volume demonstrates, loneliness is not merely a psychological, individual, or health issue. In multiple ways, it is a serious social…

    Hardback – 2019-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe, 1st Edition

    Edited by Alistair Hunter, Eva Soom Ammann

    A recurring theme of the public discourse on immigration in Europe today is that migrants are primarily young people, of working age. Against this short-sighted view, the main contribution of this book is to propose that processes of ageing and dying constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Paperback – 2019-02-07
    Routledge

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