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  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing

    By John Abraham, Rachel Ballinger

    Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks is a case study of changes in drug testing since the late 1990s, specifically geneticization of carcinogenic risk assessment and regulation of pharmaceuticals. Radically new ways of determining whether medical drugs might cause cancer have been established…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • The End of Physiotherapy

    By David A. Nicholls

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

    Hardback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Final Journeys

    Migrant End-of-life Care and Rituals in Europe

    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 death constitute a critical juncture in the settlement…

    Hardback – 2017-07-25 
    Routledge

  • Food Utopias

    Reimagining citizenship, ethics and community

    Edited by Paul V. Stock, Michael Carolan, Christopher Rosin

    Food is a contentious and emotive issue, subject to critiques from multiple perspectives. Alternative food movements – including the different articulations of local, food miles, seasonality, food justice, food knowledge and food sovereignty – consistently invoke themes around autonomy, sufficiency…

    Paperback – 2017-07-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Medical Sociology

    14th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first…

    Paperback – 2017-04-24
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-03-06
    Routledge
    The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization

  • 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 – 2017-03-02
    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 – 2017-02-10
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-02-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • 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

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