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  • Food Bank Nations

    Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food

    By Graham Riches

    In the world’s most affluent and food secure societies, why it is now publicly acceptable to feed donated surplus food, dependent on corporate food waste, to millions of hungry people? While recognizing the moral imperative to feed hungry people, this book challenges the effectiveness,…

    Paperback – 2018-04-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Global Health and Security

    Critical Feminist Perspectives

    Edited by Colleen O'Manique, Pieter Fourie

    The past decade has witnessed a significant increase in the construction of health as a security issue by national governments and multilateral organizations. This book provides the first critical, feminist analysis of the flesh-and-blood impacts of the securitization of health on different bodies,…

    Hardback – 2018-03-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti

    Disaster Industrial Complex

    By Juliana Svistova, Loretta Pyles

    Natural disasters have long been seen as naturally generated events, but as scientific, technological, and social knowledge of disasters has become more sophisticated, the part that people play in disaster events has become more apparent. Production of Disaster and Recovery in Post-Earthquake Haiti…

    Hardback – 2018-03-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • State, Society and Health in Nepal

    By Madhusudan Subedi

    This book focuses on health, healing and healthcare in Nepal. It presents an intriguing picture: the interplay between the natural processes that cause ill-health or diseases and the socio-cultural processes through which people try to understand and cope with them. The work places medical…

    Hardback – 2018-02-16 
    Routledge India
    Nepal and Himalayan Studies

  • Big Food

    Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry

    Edited by Simon N. Williams, Marion Nestle

    Obesity is a global public health problem of crucial importance. Obesity rates remain high in high-income countries and are rapidly increasing in low- and middle- income countries. Concurrently, the global consumption of unhealthy products, such as soft drinks and processed foods, continues to rise…

    Paperback – 2017-12-14 
    Routledge

  • Breastfeeding

    New Anthropological Approaches

    Edited by Cecilia Tomori, Aunchalee Loscalzo Palmquist, Elizabeth Quinn

    Breastfeeding: New Anthropological Approaches unites sociocultural, archaeological and biological anthropological scholarship to spark new trans-disciplinary conversations and research about breastfeeding. While breastfeeding has become the subject of intense debate in many settings,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

  • Public Health and National Reconstruction in Post-War Asia

    International Influences, Local Transformations

    Edited by Liping Bu, Ka-che Yip

    This book, based on extensive original research, considers the transformation of public health systems in major East, South and Southeast Asian countries in the period following the Second World War. It examines how public health concepts, policies, institutions and practices were improved, shows…

    Paperback – 2017-10-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Globalization, Environmental Health and Social Justice

    By R. Scott Frey

    Countries in the West regularly export their environmental harms – dumping heavy metals and greenhouse gases, for instance – to countries with (often fast) developing economies. These practices may seem beneficial to both the core and the periphery, providing jobs and investment in the latter,…

    Hardback – 2017-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Doping and Public Health

    Edited by Nader Ahmadi, Arne Ljungqvist, Göran Svedsäter

    Doping – the use of performance-enhancing substances and methods – has long been a high-profile issue in sport but in recent years it has also become an issue in wider society. This important new book examines doping as a public health issue, drawing on a multi-disciplinary set of perspectives to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-12
    Routledge

  • Self-Tracking, Health and Medicine

    Sociological Perspectives

    Edited by Deborah Lupton

    Self-tracking practices are part of many health and medical domains. The introduction of digital technologies such as smartphones, tablet computers, apps, social media platforms, dedicated patient support sites and wireless devices for medical monitoring has contributed to the expansion of…

    Hardback – 2017-10-02
    Routledge

  • 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

  • Posthumanism and Public Health

    Edited by Simon Cohn, Rebecca Lynch

    The intellectual and moral imperatives that underscore public health have sustained the idea that its fundamental scope is the study of human health, illness and suffering, and that these are self-evidently attributable to individuals and groups of people. This edited collection explores to what…

    Hardback – 2017-09-28
    Routledge

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