This innovative new textbook seeks to provide undergraduate students of international relations with valuable and relevant historical context, bridging the gap and offering a genuinely interdisciplinary approach. Each chapter integrates both historical analysis and literature and applies this to an...
Published June 28th 2012 by Routledge
Sociological Ventures into the Un(known)
Exploring the sociological aspects of sleep and their links to current health debates, this unique text discusses why sleep has been so neglected in sociological literature and examines significant modern issues such as: the 24-hour society sleep and work homelessness dream analysis the...
Published June 22nd 2005 by Routledge
Key Theories, Future Agendas
Taking as its point of departure recent developments in health and social theory Health, Medicine and Society brings together a range of eminent, international scholars to reflect upon key issues at the turn of the century. Contributors draw upon a range of contemporary theories, both modernist and...
Published February 23rd 2000 by Routledge
Sociological Themes, Embodied Issues
The Lived Body takes a fresh look at the notion of human embodiment and provides an ideal textbook for undergraduates on the growing number of courses on the sociology of the body.The authors propose a new approach - an 'Embodied Sociology' - one which makes embodiment central rather than...
Published September 30th 1998 by Routledge
Critical Themes and Contemporary Issues
In this comprehensive assessment of the sociology of emotions, scholars of international stature argue that emotions hold a crucial key to our understanding of social processes. Covers key areas such as sexuality, health and gender....
Published November 5th 1997 by Routledge
Lay Perspectives And Experiences
Do lay people view modern medicine as a fountain of hope or a font of despair? What are their experiences of modern medical care and technology, and how do their views and experiences differ across different social groups? Combining theoretical insights with a range of qualitative and ethnographic...
Published February 27th 1996 by Routledge
Chronic obstructive airways disease (COAD: bronchitis, emphysema and chronic asthma) is a major medical, psychological, social and economic problem. Breathlessness is one of the most distressing and disabling symptoms of COAD, and it has long been apparent that the condition results in impaired...
Published June 16th 1993 by Routledge