Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities book cover

    Theories of Uncertainty and Risk across Different Modernities

    Edited by Patrick Brown

    Setting out to challenge various common assumptions in risk research, this collection explores how uncertainty is handled in a range of social contexts across the globe. Social science research often emphasises the salience of risk and uncertainty for grasping the dynamics of late-modern societies,…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05 
    Routledge

  • Governing HIV in China: Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration book cover

    Governing HIV in China

    Commercial Sex, Homosexuality and Rural-to-Urban Migration

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies on China in Transition

  • Digital Health: Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives book cover

    Digital Health

    Critical and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

    By Deborah Lupton

    The rise of digital health technologies is, for some, a panacea to many of the medical and public health challenges we face today. This is the first book to articulate a critical response to the techno-utopian and entrepreneurial vision of the digital health phenomenon. Deborah Lupton,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Approaches to Health

  • The Gay Science: Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV book cover

    The Gay Science

    Intimate Experiments with the Problem of HIV

    By Kane Race

    Since the onset of the HIV epidemic, the behaviour of men who have sex with men has been subject to intense scrutiny on the part of the behavioural and sociomedical sciences. What happens when we consider the work of these sciences to be not merely descriptive, but also constitutive of the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge
    Sexuality, Culture and Health

  • The Meat Crisis: Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption book cover

    The Meat Crisis

    Developing more Sustainable and Ethical Production and Consumption, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Joyce D'Silva, John Webster

    Meat and dairy production and consumption are in crisis. Globally, 70 billion farm animals are used for food production every year. It is well accepted that livestock production is a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)…

    Paperback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Disability: The Basics book cover

    Disability

    The Basics

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Disability: The Basics is an engaging and accessible introduction to disability which explores the broad historical, social, environmental, economic and legal factors which affect the experiences of those living with an impairment or illness in contemporary society. The book explores key…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film: Gynaehorror book cover

    Women, Monstrosity and Horror Film

    Gynaehorror

    By Erin Harrington

    Women occupy a privileged place in horror film. Horror is a space of entertainment and excitement, of terror and dread, and one that relishes in the complexities that arise when boundaries – of taste, of bodies, of reason – are blurred and dismantled. It is also a site of expression and exploration…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Film Philosophy at the Margins

  • Disability and Postsocialism book cover

    Disability and Postsocialism

    By Teodor Mladenov

    In the decades following the collapse of state socialism at the end of 1980s, disabled people in Central and Eastern Europe endured economic marginalisation, cultural devaluation and political disempowerment. Some of the mechanisms producing these injustices were inherited from state socialism,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Alcohol and Public Policy book cover

    Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Revisiting the Self: Social Science Perspectives book cover

    Revisiting the Self

    Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Charalambos Tsekeris

    Who am I? Or, even more curiously, who are you? These are questions about the self – that aspect of who we are that we believe defines, or at least describes, each of us. The self is not merely an internal creation, however. Family, friends, colleagues, and acquaintances all contribute to who we…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Issues in Social Science

  • Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness: Observing Healthcare book cover

    Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan: Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture book cover

    Femininity, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Japan

    Navigating contradiction in narrative and visual culture

    By Gitte Marianne Hansen

    From the 1980s onwards, the incidence of eating disorders and self-harm has increased among Japanese women, who report receiving mixed messages about how to be women. Mirroring this, women’s self-directed violence has increasingly been thematised in diverse Japanese narrative and visual culture.…

    Paperback – 2017-08-19 
    Routledge
    Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies

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