Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • Psychosis Under Discussion: How We Talk About Madness book cover

    Psychosis Under Discussion

    How We Talk About Madness

    By Michael Farrell

    Psychosis Under Discussion: How We Talk About Madness examines the ways in which psychosis is discussed by considering the relationship between language and the perception of mental disorder. A wide range of perspectives is discussed – including historical terms, personal accounts, psychiatric…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • Young, Gifted and Fat: An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality and Privilege book cover

    Young, Gifted and Fat

    An Autoethnography of Size, Sexuality and Privilege

    By Sharrell D. Luckett

    YoungGiftedandFat is a critical autoethnography of ‘performing thin’ – on the stage and in life. Sharrell D. Luckett’s story of weight loss and gain and playing the (beautiful, desirable, thin) leading lady showcases an innovative and interdisciplinary approach to issues of weight and self-esteem,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Writing Lives: Ethnographic Narratives

  • The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth: Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing book cover

    The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth

    Exploring Moral Choices in Childbearing

    By Helen Watt

    The Ethics of Pregnancy, Abortion and Childbirth addresses the unique moral questions raised by pregnancy and its intimate bodily nature. From assisted reproduction to abortion and ‘vital conflict’ resolution to more everyday concerns of the pregnant woman, this book argues for pregnancy as a close…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • The Bioethics of Pain Management: Beyond Opioids book cover

    The Bioethics of Pain Management

    Beyond Opioids

    By Daniel S. Goldberg

    In this book, public health ethicist Daniel S. Goldberg sets out to characterize the subjective experience of pain and its undertreatment within the US medical establishment, and puts forward public policy recommendations for ameliorating the undertreatment of pain. The book begins from the…

    Paperback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Annals of Bioethics

  • Continuing Bonds in Bereavement: New Directions for Research and Practice book cover

    Continuing Bonds in Bereavement

    New Directions for Research and Practice

    Edited by Dennis Klass, Edith Maria Steffen

    The introduction of the continuing bonds model of grief near the end of the 20th century revolutionized the way researchers and practitioners understand bereavement. Continuing Bonds in Bereavement is the most comprehensive, state-of-the-art collection of developments in this field since the…

    Paperback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge
    Series in Death, Dying, and Bereavement

  • Culinary Infrastructure book cover

    Culinary Infrastructure

    Edited by Jeffrey Pilcher

    Over the past two centuries, global commodity chains and industrial food processing systems have been built on an infrastructure of critical but often-overlooked facilities and technologies used to transport food and to convey knowledge about food. This culinary infrastructure comprises both…

    Hardback – 2017-11-27 
    Routledge

  • Geographical Gerontology: Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches book cover

    Geographical Gerontology

    Perspectives, Concepts, Approaches

    Edited by Mark Skinner, Gavin Andrews, Malcolm Cutchin

    Understanding where ageing occurs, how it is experienced by different people in different places, and in what ways it is transforming our communities, economies and societies at all levels has become crucial for the development of informed research, policy and programs. This book focuses on the…

    Hardback – 2017-11-23 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Human Geography

  • A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities: Locked Away book cover

    A Feminist Ethnography of Secure Wards for Women with Learning Disabilities

    Locked Away

    By Rebecca Dr Fish

    What is life like for women with learning disabilities detained in a secure unit? This book presents a unique ethnographic study conducted in a contemporary institution in England. Rebecca Fish takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on both the social model of disability and intersectional…

    Hardback – 2017-11-17 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Disability Studies

  • Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries: Gender Justice and Norm Change book cover

    Empowering Adolescent Girls in Developing Countries

    Gender Justice and Norm Change

    Edited by Caroline Harper, Nicola Jones, Rachel Marcus, Anita Ghimire, Grace Bentebya Kyomuhendo

    Adolescence is a pivotal time in a girl's life. The development of educational, physical, psychosocial, familial, political and economic capabilities enable girls to reach their full potential and contribute to the wellbeing of their families and society. However, progress is still significantly…

    Paperback – 2017-11-16 
    Routledge

  • Big Food: Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry book cover

    Big Food

    Critical perspectives on the global growth of the food and beverage industry

    Edited by Simon N. Williams, Marion Nestle

    Obesity is a global public health problem of crucial importance. Obesity rates remain high in high-income countries and are rapidly increasing in low- and middle- income countries. Concurrently, the global consumption of unhealthy products, such as soft drinks and processed foods, continues to rise…

    Paperback – 2017-11-15 
    Routledge

  • The Medicalization of Incest and Abuse: Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia book cover

    The Medicalization of Incest and Abuse

    Biomedical and Indigenous Perceptions in Rural Bolivia

    By Carolina Borda

    Combining biomedical, psychological, and anthropological approaches to intergenerational incestuous violence experienced by rural indigenous [and] peasant women in the Andean region, this book raises new questions surrounding humanness and the normalisation of sexual violence. Through original…

    Hardback – 2017-11-10 
    Routledge Academic

  • A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia: Intoxicating Affairs book cover

    A History of Alcohol and Drugs in Modern South Asia

    Intoxicating Affairs

    Edited by Harald Fischer-Tiné, Jana Tschurenev

    At the beginning of the 21st century, alcoholism, transnational drug trafficking and drug addiction constitute major problems in various South Asian countries. The production, circulation and consumption of intoxicating substances created (and responded to) social upheavals in the region and had…

    Paperback – 2017-11-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Asia

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