Sociology: Medical Sociology

  • The Concussion Crisis in Sport book cover

    The Concussion Crisis in Sport

    1st Edition

    By Dominic Malcolm

    Concussion has become one of the most significant issues in contemporary sport. The life-changing impact of head injury and the possible threat that CTE poses to children and young athletes in particular is calling into question the long-term future of some of our most well-established sports. But…

    Paperback – 2019-08-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities book cover

    Routledge Handbook of the Medical Humanities

    1st Edition

    Edited by Bleakley Alan

    The medical humanities have moved into an exciting era of interdisciplinary cross-currents, exchanges and debates that embrace the academic study of medical culture, competing notions of health and illness, public engagement with medicine, contemporary arts taking medical themes as a stimulus for…

    Hardback – 2019-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Law, Drugs and the Making of Addiction: Just Habits book cover

    Law, Drugs and the Making of Addiction

    Just Habits, 1st Edition

    By Kate Seear

    Lawyers play a vital and largely underappreciated role in constituting legal certainties about substances and ‘addiction’, including links between alcohol and other drugs, and phenomena such as family violence. Such practices exacerbate, sustain and stabilise ‘addicted’ realities, with a range of…

    Hardback – 2019-08-01 
    Routledge

  • The Politics of Physical Activity book cover

    The Politics of Physical Activity

    1st Edition

    By Joe Piggin

    Defining ‘politics’ as contests over ideas, values and visions about what a physically active society could be, this book uses critical analysis to challenge accepted truths about physical activity and therefore opens up a pathway to more effective, and more socially just, physical activity policy.…

    Hardback – 2019-07-31 
    Routledge

  • Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Identity Studies

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Anthony Elliott

    In this comprehensive, accessible Handbook, acclaimed social theorist Anthony Elliott brings together internationally distinguished and emergent scholars in the social sciences and humanities to review the major theoretical traditions, trends and trajectories in the hugely popular field of identity…

    Hardback – 2019-07-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Reconsidering Dementia Narratives: Empathy, Identity and Care book cover

    Reconsidering Dementia Narratives

    Empathy, Identity and Care, 1st Edition

    By Rebecca Bitenc

    Reconsidering Dementia Narratives explores the role of narrative in developing new ways of understanding, interacting with, and caring for people with dementia. It asks how the stories we tell about dementia – in fiction, life writing and film – both reflect and shape the way we think about this…

    Hardback – 2019-07-19 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in the Medical Humanities

  • Bodies in Transitions in the Health Humanities: Representations of Corporeality book cover

    Bodies in Transitions in the Health Humanities

    Representations of Corporeality, 1st Edition

    Edited by LISA M DETORA, Stephanie Mathilde Hilger

    In recent years, the transitioning body has become the subject of increasing scholarly, medical, and political interest. This interdisciplinary collection seeks to enable productive dialogue about bodily transformation and its many potential meanings and possibilities. Recent high-profile sex…

    Hardback – 2019-07-17 
    Routledge

  • Biotechnology, Patents and Morality: A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform book cover

    Biotechnology, Patents and Morality

    A Deliberative and Participatory Paradigm for Reform, 1st Edition

    By Maureen O'Sullivan

    This book critiques the decision-making process in Article 53(a) of the European Patent Convention. To date, such decisions have been taken at high levels of expertise without much public involvement. The book eschews traditional solutions, such as those found within legislative, judicial and…

    Hardback – 2019-07-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Intellectual Property

  • The English Medieval Feast book cover

    The English Medieval Feast

    1st Edition

    By William Edward Mead

    Originally published in 1931, The English Medieval Feast examines the act of feasting and food during the medieval period. The book provides a scholarly look at the human detail involved in the variety of medieval manners and customs which make up the medieval feast. The book introduces the scene…

    Hardback – 2019-07-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

  • Mental Health and Offending: Care, Coercion and Control book cover

    Mental Health and Offending

    Care, Coercion and Control, 1st Edition

    By Julie D Trebilcock, Samantha K Weston

    This book explores the controversial relationship between mental health and offending and looks at the ways in which offenders with mental health problems are cared for, coerced and controlled by the criminal justice and mental health systems. It provides a much-needed criminological approach to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-11 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control: Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches book cover

    Understanding Tuberculosis and its Control

    Anthropological and Ethnographic Approaches, 1st Edition

    Edited by Helen Macdonald, Ian Harper

    Over the last two decades attempts to control the problem of tuberculosis have become increasingly more complex, as countries adopt and adapt to evolving global TB strategies. Significant funding has also increased apace; diagnostic possibilities have evolved; and greater attention is being paid to…

    Paperback – 2019-07-09 
    Routledge

  • The Social Life of Nothing: Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience book cover

    The Social Life of Nothing

    Silence, Invisibility and Emptiness in Tales of Lost Experience, 1st Edition

    By Susie Scott

    Nothing really matters. All the things that we do not do, have or become in our lives can be important in shaping self-identity. From jobs turned down to great loves lost, secrets kept and truths untold, people missed and souls unborn, we understand ourselves through other, unlived lives that are…

    Hardback – 2019-06-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

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