Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • Reproductive Geographies: Politics, Place and Bodies book cover

    Reproductive Geographies

    Politics, Place and Bodies

    Edited by Maria Fannin, Marcia England, Helen Hazen

    The book provides a geographical lens on questions of reproduction, fertility and birth in a world where procreation increasingly turns into a global endeavour. It explores the role that mobility, place and embodiment play in women and men’s experiences of fertility and birth, and evidences…

    Hardback – 2018-11-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health book cover

    Routledge Handbook on the Politics of Global Health

    Edited by Richard Parker, Jonathan Garcia

    In the early twenty-first century, key public health issues and challenges have taken center stage on the global scene, and health has been placed at the heart of our collective aspirations for human development and wellbeing. But significant debate exists not only about the causes, but also about…

    Hardback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Impressionable Biologies: From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics book cover

    Impressionable Biologies

    From the Archaeology of Plasticity to the Sociology of Epigenetics

    By Maurizio Meloni

    Today environmental epigenetics and microbiomics are significantly contributing to a reconfiguration of the body as profoundly permeable to its surroundings and extensively shaped by environmental factors. These views of biological plasticity represent an important discontinuity with the bounded…

    Paperback – 2018-11-01 
    Routledge

  • Saving Lives in Africa: AIDS Treatment, Religion and the Politics of Life book cover

    Saving Lives in Africa

    AIDS Treatment, Religion and the Politics of Life

    By Louise Mubanda Rasmussen

    In the last decade, access to AIDS treatment has rapidly increased across Sub-Saharan Africa. Saving Africans with AIDS medicine has come to represent the "best of our international development efforts." But what are the unintended effects and local implications of this life-saving project? What…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge African Studies

  • Children, Nature and Food: Organising Eating in School book cover

    Children, Nature and Food

    Organising Eating in School

    By Mara Miele, Monica Truninger

    Children and young people's food practices and lifestyles are perhaps more visible and contested than ever before. Increased levels of public and media debate concerning young people's health, leisure and dietry activities has led to a number of recent policy initiatives aimed at improving&…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30 
    Routledge
    Critical Food Studies

  • One Foot in Eden: A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice book cover

    One Foot in Eden

    A Sociological Study of the Range of Therapeutic Community Practice

    By Michael Bloor, Neil McKeganey, Dick Fonkert

    A comparative sociological account of eight different therapeutic communities, One Foot in Eden, originally published in 1988, was the first study in this area to compare observational material from such a large number of settings. The communities chosen represent the wide variety of therapeutic…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry

  • Social Order/Mental Disorder: Anglo-American Psychiatry in Historical Perspective book cover

    Social Order/Mental Disorder

    Anglo-American Psychiatry in Historical Perspective

    By Andrew Scull

    Social Order/Mental Disorder represents a provocative and exciting exploration of social response to madness in England and the United States from the eighteenth through the twentieth centuries. Scull, who is well-known for his previous work in this area, examines a range of issues, including the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Psychiatry

  • Respect: A necessary constraint on use of human beings in Medicine book cover

    Respect

    A necessary constraint on use of human beings in Medicine

    By Austen Garwood-Gowers

    The basic fact that a human individual's body is capable of serving interests beyond that individual has always been a double edged sword. On the one hand it allows for the free expression of human solidarity and community. On the other it provides the opportunity to treat the individual's body…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    Medical Law and Ethics

  • Ageism: Past, Present, and Future book cover

    Ageism

    Past, Present, and Future

    By Tay McNamara, John Williamson

    Ageism: Past, Present, and Future impartially outlines the history, current state, and potential new directions of ageism in the United States and globally. McNamara and Williamson uniquely address the complex ways in which cultural beliefs about older adults, economic conditions, and public policy…

    Paperback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge

  • Handbook of Global Urban Health book cover

    Handbook of Global Urban Health

    Edited by Igor Vojnovic, Amber Pearson, Asiki Gershim, Adriana Allen, Geoff DeVerteuil

    Through interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives, and with an emphasis on exploring patterns as well as distinct and unique conditions across the globe, this collection examines advanced and cutting-edge theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of the health of urban…

    Hardback – 2018-10-15 
    Routledge
    The Metropolis and Modern Life

  • Conversations on Embodiment: Teaching, Practice and Research book cover

    Conversations on Embodiment

    Teaching, Practice and Research

    Edited by Jennifer Leigh

    Embodiment is a concept that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries. However, it is a contested term, and the literature is fragmented, particularly within Higher Education. This has resulted in silos of work that are not easily able to draw on previous or related knowledge in order to support…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Higher Education

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