Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • Pedagogy, Disability and Communication

    Applying Disability Studies in the Classroom

    Edited by Michael S. Jeffress

    Research has long substantiated the fact that living with a disability creates significant and complex challenges to identity negotiation, the practice of communication, and the development of interpersonal relationships. Furthermore, individuals without disabilities often lack the knowledge and…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Food Security, Agricultural Policies and Economic Growth

    Long-term Dynamics in the Past, Present and Future

    By Niek Koning

    Using a political-economic approach supplemented with insights from human ecology, this volume analyses the long-term dynamics of food security and economic growth. The book begins by discussing the nature of preindustrial food crises and the changes that have occurred…

    Paperback – 2017-05-03 
    Routledge
    Earthscan Food and Agriculture

  • Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement

    A Guide to Theory and Practice

    Edited by Neil Thompson, Gerry R. Cox

    The Handbook of the Sociology of Death, Grief, and Bereavement sets issues of death and dying in a broad and holistic social context. Its three parts explore classical sociology, developments in sociological thought, and the ways that sociological insights can be useful across a broad spectrum of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to Cultural Safety

    Cultural Diversity for Global Healthcare

    By Fran Richardson

    An Introduction to Cultural Safety defines, examines and positions the concept of cultural safety, until now associated primarily with New Zealand, in an international context to provide a theoretical and practical resource for students and health care professionals. The book’s starting point…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities

    A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece

    Edited by Sofia Voutsaki, Paul Cartledge

    Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities sets out to examine the role of archaeology in the creation of ethnic, national and social identities in 19th and 20th century Greece. The essays included in this volume examine the development of interpretative and methodological principles guiding the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Postmortal Society

    Towards a Sociology of Immortality

    Edited by Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    Throughout history mankind has struggled to reconcile itself with the inescapability of its own mortality. This book explores the themes of immortality and survivalism in contemporary culture, shedding light on the varied and ingenious ways in which humans and human societies aspire to confront and…

    Hardback – 2017-04-24 
    Routledge
    Studies in Death, Materiality and the Origin of Time

  • Medical Sociology

    14th Edition

    By William C. Cockerham

    The most thorough major academic textbook available, this classic text presents the most important research studies in the field. The author also integrates engaging first-person accounts from patients, physicians, and other health care providers throughout the text. A much greater number of first…

    Paperback – 2017-04-18 
    Routledge

  • Drugs, Law, People, Place and the State

    Ongoing regulation, resistance and change

    Edited by Stewart Williams, Barney Warf

    Though any psychoactive substance can be revered or reviled as a drug, as people’s cultural norms shift, ultimately its status is determined in law by the state. This publication explores the regulation of drugs – alcohol and cannabis to heroin and cocaine – and practices such as social drinking…

    Hardback – 2017-04-15 
    Routledge

  • Health, Disability and the Capability Approach

    Edited by Jennifer Prah Ruger, Sophie Mitra

    This book focuses on two areas of substantial and growing importance to the human development and capability approach: health and disability. The research on disability, health and the capability approach has been diverse in the topics it covers, and the conceptual frameworks and methodologies it…

    Hardback – 2017-04-12 
    Routledge

  • Singing Death

    Reflections on Music and Mortality

    Edited by Helen Dell, Helen M. Hickey

    Death is an unanswerable question for humanity, the question that always remains unanswered because it lies beyond human experience. Music represents one of the most profound ways in which humanity struggles, nevertheless, to accommodate death within the scope of the living by giving a voice to…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06 
    Routledge

  • Madness

    Ideas About Insanity

    By Peter Morrall

    This book is an introduction to the uncertainties and incongruities about madness. It is aimed at all of those who are curious about this subject whether out of general inquisitiveness or because it is part of a formal course of study. Using case-studies of real people in order to explain,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-05 
    Routledge

  • Exploring Medical Anthropology

    4th Edition

    By Donald Joralemon

    This book provides a concise and engaging introduction to medical anthropology. It presents competing theoretical perspectives in a balanced fashion, highlighting points of conflict and convergence. Concrete examples and the author’s personal research experiences are utilized to explain some of the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-03 
    Routledge

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