New and Published Books
1-7 of 7 results in Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness
Patient Associations, Health Movements and Biomedicine
Patient organizations and social health movements offer one of the most important and illuminating examples of civil society engagement and participation in scientific research and research politics. Influencing the research agenda, and initiating, funding and accelerating the development of...
Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge
Historical and Social Science Perspectives
Recent studies into the experiences and failures of health care services, along with the rapid development of patient advocacy, consumerism and pressure groups have led historians and social scientists to engage with the issue of the medical complaint. As expressions of dissatisfaction, disquiet...
Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge
Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,...
Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge
A Lifeworld Approach
Something is missing in contemporary health and social care. Health and illness is often measured in policy documents in economic terms, and clinical outcomes are enmeshed in statistical data, with the patient’s experience left to one side. This stimulating book is concerned with how to humanise...
Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge
Disclosure is a frequently used but rarely interrogated concept in health and social welfare. Abuse, disability, sexuality and health status can be ‘disclosed’ to peers and professionals, and on some occasions, disclosure is a requirement and not a choice. This innovative collection examines the...
Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge
Aging Men, Masculinities and Modern Medicine explores the multiple socio-historical contexts surrounding men’s aging bodies in modern medicine from a global perspective. The first of its kind, it investigates the interrelated aspects of aging, masculinities and biomedicine, allowing for a timely...
Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge
Humanities and Social Science Perspectives
Pain research is still dominated by biomedical perspectives and the need to articulate pain in ways other than those offered by evidence based medical models is pressing. Examining closely subjective experiences of pain, this book explores the way in which pain is situated, communicated and formed...
Published September 13th 2012 by Routledge
Health, Food and Social Inequality: Critical Perspectives on the Supply and Marketing of Food
To Be Published February 27th 2015
Vaginal Examination in Labour: Challenging contemporary practice
To Be Published July 30th 2015
Abuse, Mental Illness and Recovery in Everyday Lives: Beyond Trauma
To Be Published October 31st 2015
Bodily Exchanges, Bioethics and Border Crossing: Perspectives on Giving, Selling and Sharing Bodies
To Be Published December 1st 2015