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  • Vulnerability

    Challenging Bioethics, 1st Edition

    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 – 2016-04-08
    Routledge

  • The Anthropology of Obesity in the United States

    1st Edition

    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 – 2016-03-23
    Routledge

  • Irish Insanity

    1800–2000, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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, 1st Edition

    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

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-22
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • International Perspectives on Elder Abuse

    1st Edition

    Edited by Amanda Phelan

    Elder abuse has been increasingly recognised over the past ten years in many countries and progress has been made in both understanding and addressing the issue. This volume provides a much-needed international overview of the topic. Opening with an examination of what elder abuse is, Amanda Phelan…

    Paperback – 2015-04-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Health and Social Policy

  • Culture, Health and Sexuality

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Felicity Thomas

    The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality…

    Paperback – 2015-04-21
    Routledge
    Sexuality, Culture and Health

  • Reimagining (Bio)Medicalization, Pharmaceuticals and Genetics

    Old Critiques and New Engagements, 1st Edition

    Edited by Susan E. Bell, Anne E. Figert

    In recent years medicalization, the process of making something medical, has gained considerable ground and a position in everyday discourse. In this multidisciplinary collection of original essays, the authors expertly consider how issues around medicalization have developed, ways in which it is…

    Paperback – 2015-02-10
    Routledge

  • A History of the Workplace

    Environment and Health at Stake, 1st Edition

    Edited by Lars Bluma, Judith Rainhorn

    Interest in the history of the workplace is on the rise. Recent work in this area has combined traditional methods and theories of social history with new approaches and new questions. It constitutes a ‘topical contact zone’, a particularly dynamic field of research at the junction of social…

    Hardback – 2014-09-23
    Routledge
    Nano and Energy

  • Reversibility of Chronic Disease and Hypersensitivity,Volume 2

    The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on the Organ System, 1st Edition

    By William J. Rea, Kalpana D. Patel

    Encyclopedic in scope, Reversibility of Chronic Degenerative Disease and Hypersensitivity, Volume 2: The Effects of Environmental Pollutants on the Organ System draws deeply from clinical histories of thousands of patients. It focuses on clinical syndromes within the musculoskeletal,…

    Hardback – 2014-08-15
    CRC Press

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