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  • Injecting Bodies

    Mediating Drug-Body-World Relations in More-Than-Human Worlds, 1st Edition

    By Fay Dennis

    Drug use is widely understood in terms on its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur? Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from the ‘materiality’ of drug use and non-human matter and offers unique and fresh insights into the world…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Risks

    Science, Cancer, and the Geneticization of Drug Testing, 1st Edition

    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 – 2019-03-30 
    Routledge
    Genetics and Society

  • Biotech Juggernaut

    Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience, 1st Edition

    By Tina Stevens, Stuart Newman

     Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980…

    Paperback – 2019-02-04 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2019-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Social Justice in Globalized Fitness and Health

    Bodies Out of Sight, 1st Edition

    By Laura Azzarito

    In today’s neoliberal times, thinking about fitness and health is dominated by the media’s narratives of ‘fit bodies’, which are presented and circulated in society as ‘valued bodies’. Outside that mainstream view, however, there are many people labelled ‘bodies-at-risk’: those who deviate from…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

  • Tobacco Cessation

    A Practice Manual for Primary Care Physicians, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rajmohan Panda, Manu Raj Mathur

    Cessation of tobacco use is the need of the hour given that it is the single largest cause of disease and premature death in the world. With inputs from international experts, this book covers tobacco epidemiology and risks, classification of tobacco users, nicotine replacement therapy,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-29 
    CRC Press

  • Evaluation in Rural Communities

    1st Edition

    By Allyson Kelley

    Does a program work? What is the value? How do we know? These are questions that keep evaluators up at night. Continued rural community funding, employment, health, and justice depend on our answers to these questions. For evaluators working in rural communities, the task is great, but the return…

    Paperback – 2019-01-14 
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics, 1st Edition

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the 20th century, genes were considered the controlling force of life processes, and the transfer of DNA the definitive explanation for biological heredity. Such views shaped the politics of human heredity: in the eugenic era, controlling heredity meant intervening in the distribution of ‘…

    Paperback – 2019-01-10 
    Routledge

  • A Critical Approach to Social Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Howard Waitzkin, Matt Anderson

    Paperback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health

    1st Edition

    Edited by Richard Parker, Jonathan García

    In the early twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken center stage on the global scene, and health has been placed at the heart of our collective aspirations for human development and well-being. But significant debate exists not only about the causes, but also about…

    Hardback – 2018-12-21 
    Routledge

  • Applied Public Health Ethics

    Making Ethical Decisions, 1st Edition

    By Alison Hann

    This book explores the ethics and efficacy of many current public health programmes, looking at screening, surveillance and interventions as well as health inequalities and professional practice. Investigating relative costs and benefits, it is the perfect introduction to real world public health…

    Paperback – 2018-12-15 
    Routledge

  • China's New Public Health Insurance

    Challenges to Health Reforms and the New Rural Co-operative Medical System, 1st Edition

    By Armin Müller

    Especially since the 2003 SARS crisis, China’s healthcare system has become a growing source of concern, both for citizens and the Chinese government.  China’s once praised public health services have deteriorated into a system driven by economic constraints, in which poor people often fail to get…

    Paperback – 2018-11-20 
    Routledge

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