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  • Locating Zika

    Social Change and Governance in an Age of Mosquito Pandemics, 1st Edition

    Edited by Kevin Louis Bardosh

    The Zika virus has challenged conventional ideas of mosquito-borne diseases, tested the resilience of global health systems and embedded itself within local sociocultural worlds, with major implications for environmental, sexual, reproductive and paediatric health, science and policy. This book…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Medical Anthropology

  • Routledge Handbook of European Welfare Systems

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Sonja Blum, Johanna Kuhlmann, Klaus Schubert

    Published ten years after the first edition, this new handbook offers topical, and comprehensive information on the welfare systems of all twenty-eight EU member states and their recent reforms, giving the reader an invaluable introduction and basis for comparative welfare research. Additional…

    Hardback – 2019-12-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • 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. This book covers epidemiology and risks, user classification, nicotine replacement therapy, pharmacological aids, behavioral modification and patient counseling…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    CRC Press

  • The Privatization of Care

    The Case of Nursing Homes, 1st Edition

    Edited by Patricia Armstrong, Hugh Armstrong

    Nursing homes are where some of the most vulnerable live and work. In too many homes, the conditions of work make it difficult to make care as good as it can be. For the last eight years an international team from Germany, Sweden, Norway, the UK, the US and Canada have been searching for promising…

    Paperback – 2019-10-11 
    Routledge
    Aging and Society

  • Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control

    Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Macdonald, Ian Harper

    Over the last two decades, attempts to control the problem of tuberculosis have become increasingly more complex, as countries adopt and adapt to evolving global TB strategies. Significant funding has also increased apace, diagnostic possibilities have evolved, and greater attention is being paid…

    Paperback – 2019-09-23 
    Routledge

  • Commercialisation of Medical Care in China

    Changing Landscapes, 1st Edition

    By Rama V. Baru, Madhurima Nundy

    This book explores the changing landscapes of the commercialisation of medical care in China. It is the first work of its kind, and discusses how the rise of market socialism, coupled with decollectivisation of agriculture and autonomisation of hospitals in rural and urban China, have fragmented…

    Hardback – 2019-09-19
    Routledge India

  • 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

  • Disaster Public Health and Older People

    1st Edition

    By Emily Ying Yang Chan

    Disaster Public Health and Older People introduces professionals, students and fieldworkers to the science and art of promoting health and well-being among older people in the context of humanitarian emergencies, with a particular focus on low- and middle-income country settings. Older people…

    Paperback – 2019-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Humanitarian Studies

  • Public Health and the Modernization of China, 1865-2015

    1st Edition

    By Liping Bu

    This book, based on extensive original research, traces the development of China’s public health system, showing how advances in public health have been an integral part of China’s rise. It outlines the phenomenal improvements in public health, for example the increase in life expectancy from 38 in…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

  • Environmental Health and the U.S. Federal System

    Sustainably Managing Health Hazards, 1st Edition

    By Michael R Greenberg, Dona Schneider

    This book explains how the U.S. federal system manages environmental health issues, with a unique focus on risk management and human health outcomes.  Building on a generic approach for understanding human health risk, this book shows how federalism has evolved in response to environmental health…

    Hardback – 2019-07-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Environment and Health

  • Living in the Shadows of China's HIV/AIDS Epidemics

    Sex, Drugs and Bad Blood, 1st Edition

    By Shelley Torcetti

    Identifying the existing challenges and shortfalls of China's current HIV/AIDS programming, this book provides an understanding of the history of HIV/AIDS in China, comparing government responses to global best practice in prevention and treatment. Considering three key populations in China,…

    Hardback – 2019-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Sexual Abuse of Adolescent Girls

    Social Workers' Child Protection Practice, 1st Edition

    By Stewart Kirk

    First published in 1999, this volume examines the ‘meanings’ specific child protection cases involving the familial sexual abuse of adolescent girls hold for social workers. This is achieved through a qualitative analysis of a series of interviews with social workers regarding current or recent…

    Hardback – 2019-06-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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