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  • Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds

    1st Edition

    By Fay Dennis

    Drug use is widely understood in terms of its subjects, substances and settings. But what happens when these distinctions start to blur? Injecting Bodies in More-than-Human Worlds moves away from a hierarchical conceptualisation of drug use based on its subjects and their objects, offering unique…

    Hardback – 2019-03-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • 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 – 2019-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Sociology

  • Civic Engagement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Robin G. Milne

    Civic engagement in this book is understood to include attendance at booked National Health Service appointments; compulsory attendance at school; the take-up of a variety of State benefits in cash and kind, such as Pension Credit and free school meals; and attendance at work. This book is the…

    Paperback – 2019-02-14
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Participation in Health and Welfare Services

    Professional Concepts and Lived Experience, 1st Edition

    Edited by Arne H. Eide, Staffan Josephsson, Kjersti Vik

    Today, healthy ageing and active, meaningful lives are core values and aims for international and national health policies. Health services are challenged to ensure that the recipients of their services are active participants in their own care and beyond. Participation allows patients to become…

    Paperback – 2019-02-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

  • 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 – 2019-02-01
    Routledge

  • 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 labeled "bodies-at-risk": those who deviate from…

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

  • Governing HIV in China

    Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration, 1st Edition

    By Elaine Jeffreys, Gang Su

    HIV and AIDS have long been problematized in the People’s Republic of China as objects of governance in political frameworks and institutions. The state’s attitudes towards health programs have, nevertheless, changed significantly during the 21st century. Pilot programs at the beginning of the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-17
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies

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

    By Maurizio Meloni

    During the twentieth 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…

    Paperback – 2019-01-16
    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 – 2019-01-08
    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 centre 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 – 2018-12-27
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-12-13
    Routledge

  • Moral Responsibility and Risk in Society

    Examples from Emerging Technologies, Public Health and Environment, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Nihlén Fahlquist

    Risks, including health and technological, attract a lot of attention in modern societies, from individuals as well as policy-makers. Human beings have always had to deal with dangers, but contemporary societies conceptualise these dangers as risks, indicating that they are to some extent…

    Hardback – 2018-10-02
    Routledge
    Earthscan Risk in Society

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