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  • Food Literacy

    Key concepts for health and education

    Edited by Helen Vidgen

    Globally, the food system and the relationship of the individual to that system, continues to change and grow in complexity. Eating is an everyday event that is part of everyone’s lives. There are many commentaries on the nature of these changes to what, where and how we eat and their…

    Paperback – 2016-04-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Food, Society and the Environment

  • Vulnerability

    Challenging Bioethics

    By Henk ten Have

    Alongside globalization, the sense of vulnerability among people and populations has increased. We feel vulnerable to disease as new infections spread rapidly across the globe, while disasters and climate change make health increasingly precarious. Moreover, clinical trials of new drugs often…

    Paperback – 2016-04-21 
    Routledge

  • European Union Public Health Policy

    Regional and global trends

    Edited by Scott L. Greer, Paulette Kurzer

    Ranging from influence over world trade laws affecting health to population health issues such as obesity to the use of comparative data to affect policy, the EU’s public health policies are increasingly important, visible, expensive and effective. They also provide an invaluable case study for…

    Paperback – 2016-04-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-04-08 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Food and Nutrition Security

    Edited by Bill Pritchard, Rodomiro Ortiz, Meera Shekar

    The concept of food and nutrition security has evolved and risen to the top of the international policy agenda over the last decade. Yet it is a complex and multi-faceted issue, requiring a broad and inter-disciplinary perspective for full understanding. This Handbook represents the most…

    Hardback – 2016-04-07 
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    By Anna Bellisari

    This volume examines the biocultural dimensions of obesity from an anthropological perspective in an effort to broaden understanding of a growing public health concern. The United States of America currently has the highest rates of obesity among developed countries, with an alarming rise in…

    Paperback – 2016-04-06 
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge

  • Irish Insanity

    1800–2000

    Edited by Damien Brennan

    The national public asylum system in Ireland was established during the early nineteenth century and continued to operate up to the close of the twentieth century. These asylums / mental hospitals were a significant physical and social feature of Irish communities. They were used intensively and…

    Paperback – 2015-12-09
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Medicine, Risk, Discourse and Power

    Edited by John Martyn Chamberlain

    This book critically explores from a comparative international perspective the role medicine plays in constructing and managing natural and social risks, including those belonging to modern medical technology and expertise. Drawing together chapters written by professional practitioners and social…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform…

    Paperback – 2015-09-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Assembling Health Rights in Global Context

    Genealogies and Anthropologies

    Edited by Alex Mold, David Reubi

    What do we mean when we talk about rights in relation to health? Where does the language of health rights come from, and what are the implications of using such a discourse? During the last 20 years there have been an increasing number of initiatives and efforts – for instance in relation to HIV/…

    Paperback – 2015-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Public Health

  • Prospects for the National Health

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Robert Dingwall, Anne Murcott

    The British National Health Service celebrated its thirtieth birthday in 1978. A Royal Commission was set up to consider the role of the National Health Service, and it is the debates that surrounded this Royal Commission that form the basis for the twelve topics covered by this book. The economic…

    Hardback – 2015-07-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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