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  • Deviance Among Physicians

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

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

    This book offers a comprehensive overview of fraudulent behaviors committed within the medical profession, responding to a growing number of concerns regarding deviant actions such as physically and sexually abusive behaviors, fabricating medical findings and records, and taking advantage of…

    Hardback – 2019-06-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-05-20 
    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…

    Hardback – 2019-05-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

  • 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 – 2019-02-18
    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

  • Visualizing the Body in Art, Anatomy, and Medicine since 1800

    Models and Modeling, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andrew Graciano

    This book expands the art historical perspective on art’s connection to anatomy and medicine, bringing together in one text several case studies from various methodological perspectives. The contributors focus on the common visual and bodily nature of (figural) art, anatomy, and medicine around the…

    Hardback – 2019-01-30
    Routledge
    Science and the Arts since 1750

  • Hereditary Physicians of Kerala

    Traditional Medicine and Ayurveda in Modern India, 1st Edition

    By Indudharan Menon

    This book examines the history and evolution of Ayurveda and other indigenous medical traditions in juxtaposition with their encounter with colonial modernity. Through the lens of hereditary folk and Ayurvedic practitioners, it focuses on Kerala’s heterogeneous medical traditions and presents them…

    Hardback – 2018-12-20
    Routledge India

  • Digital Health and Technological Promise

    A Sociological Inquiry, 1st Edition

    By Alan Petersen

    What is ‘digital health’? And what are its implications for medicine and healthcare, and for individual citizens and society? Digital health is of growing interest to policymakers, clinicians and businesses. It is underpinned by promise and optimism, with predictions that digital technologies and…

    Paperback – 2018-11-13
    Routledge

  • The Medicalization of Marijuana

    Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience, 1st Edition

    By Michelle Newhart, William Dolphin

    Medical marijuana laws have spread across the U.S. to all but a handful of states. Yet, eighty years of social stigma and federal prohibition creates dilemmas for patients who participate in state programs. The Medicalization of Marijuana takes the first comprehensive look at how patients…

    Paperback – 2018-09-04
    Routledge

  • Late Modern Subjectivity and its Discontents

    Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer’s Disease, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-08-14
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • Sport, Medicine and Health

    The medicalization of sport?, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Medicine, Health and Being Human

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lesa Scholl

    Medicine, Health and Being Human begins a conversation to explore how the medical has defined us: that is, the ways in which perspectives of medicine and health have affected cultural understandings of what it means to be human. With chapters that span from the early modern period through to the…

    Hardback – 2018-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

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