Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • Insane Society: A Sociology of Mental Health book cover

    Insane Society: A Sociology of Mental Health

    1st Edition

    By Peter Morrall

    This book critiques the connection between Western society and madness, scrutinizing if and how societal insanity affects the cause, construction, and consequence of madness. Looking beyond the affected individual to their social, political, economic, ecological, and cultural context, this book…

    Hardback – 2020-02-29 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

  • Routledge Handbook of Food Waste book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Food Waste

    1st Edition

    Edited by Christian Reynolds, Tammara Soma, Charlotte Spring, Jordon Lazell

    This comprehensive Handbook represents a definitive state of the current art and science of food waste from multiple perspectives. The issue of food waste has emerged in recent years as a major global problem. Recent research has enabled greater understanding and measurement of loss and waste…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge

  • Death Ritual and Bereavement book cover

    Death Ritual and Bereavement

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ralph Houlbrooke

    Originally published in 1989, Death, Ritual and Bereavement examines the social history of death and dying from 1500 to the 1930s. This edited collection focuses on the death-bed, funerals, burials, mourning customs, and the expression of grief. The essays throw fresh light on developments which…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Reproductive Rituals: The Perception of Fertility in England from the Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century book cover

    Reproductive Rituals

    The Perception of Fertility in England from the Sixteenth Century to the Nineteenth Century, 1st Edition

    By Angus McLaren

    Originally published in 1984 Reproductive Ritual examines fertility and re-production in pre-industrial England. The book discusses both through anthropological research and reviews of contemporary literature that conscious family limitation was practised before the nineteenth century. The volume…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in Europe: Comparisons of National Surveys book cover

    Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in Europe

    Comparisons of National Surveys, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michel Hubert, Nathalie Bajos, Theo Sandfort

    Originally published in 1998 Sexual Behaviour and HIV/AIDS in Europe is detailed study comparing the major population surveys on sexual behaviour and HIV/AIDS carried out in Europe at the time of publication. Leading European researchers explore the differences and similarities between European…

    Hardback – 2020-01-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam book cover

    Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam

    1st Edition

    By Shaun Kingsley Malarney

    Originally published in 2002 Culture, Ritual and Revolution in Vietnam is a study of the history and consequences of the revolutionary campaign to transform culture and ritual in northern Vietnam. Based upon official documents and several years of field research in Thinh Liet Commune, a Red River…

    Hardback – 2020-01-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ritual

  • Critical Happiness Studies book cover

    Critical Happiness Studies

    1st Edition

    Edited by Nicholas Hill, Svend Brinkmann, Anders Petersen

    This volume draws together the work of a diverse range of thinkers and researchers to address the question of happiness critically, using a wide variety of theoretical and empirical methodologies. Broadening the discussion beyond what might be considered highly individual and insular…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Birth and Death: Experience, Ethics, Politics book cover

    Birth and Death

    Experience, Ethics, Politics, 1st Edition

    By Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward

    Usually conceived in opposition to each other – birth as a hopeful beginning, death as an ending – this book brings them into dialogue with each other to argue that both are central to our experiences of being in the world and part of living. Written by two authors, this book takes an…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to the Geography of Health book cover

    An Introduction to the Geography of Health

    2nd Edition

    By Helen Hazen, Peter Anthamatten

    In the second edition of An Introduction to the Geography of Health, Hazen and Anthamatten explore the ways in which geographic ideas and approaches can inform our understanding of health. The book’s focus on a broad range of physical and social factors that drive health in places and spaces offers…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Death in Contemporary Popular Culture book cover

    Death in Contemporary Popular Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Adriana Teodorescu, Michael Hviid Jacobsen

    With intense and violent portrayals of death becoming ever more common on television and in cinema and the growth of death-centric movies, series, texts, songs and video clips attracting a wide and enthusiastic global reception, we might well ask whether death has ceased to be a taboo. What makes…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture

  • Creating Future People: The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement book cover

    Creating Future People

    The Ethics of Genetic Enhancement, 1st Edition

    By Jonathan Anomaly

    Creating Future People offers readers a fast-paced primer on how new genetic technologies will enable parents to influence the traits of their children, including their intelligence, moral capacities, physical appearances, and immune systems.  It deftly explains the science of gene editing and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Public Health: Productive Processing of Internal and External Reality book cover

    Understanding Public Health

    Productive Processing of Internal and External Reality, 1st Edition

    By Klaus Hurrelmann, Matthias Richter

    This book develops a new model of the genesis of health, based on the interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Hurrelmann and Richter build upon the basic theories of health and the popular model of salutogenesis to offer a comprehensive interdisciplinary theory of health genesis and…

    Paperback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

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