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21-30 of 35 results in Routledge Studies in the Social History of Medicine
Medicine is concerned with the most intimate aspects of private life. Yet it is also a focus for diverse forms of public organization and action. In this volume, an international team of scholars use the techniques of medical history to analyse the changing boundaries and constitution of the public...
Published September 11th 2002 by Routledge
Diffusion and Resistance in the Twentieth Century
This volume brings together cutting edge research by historians from Britain, Germany, France, the US, Japan and New Zealand. Innovative in its approach to innovation, it focuses on diffusion and resistance, and organization as well as technology. The collection features issues such as control and...
Published April 10th 2002 by Routledge
Research into 'colonial' or 'imperial' medicine has made considerable progress in recent years, whilst the study of what is usually referred to as 'indigenous' or 'folk' medicine in colonized societies has received much less attention. This book redresses the balance by bringing together current...
Published February 6th 2002 by Routledge
In the age of HIV, antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the Ebola Virus and BSE, metaphors and experience of contagion are a central concern of government, biomedicine and popular culture.Contagion explores cultural responses of infectious diseases and their biomedical management over the nineteenth and...
Published June 27th 2001 by Routledge
International and Comparative Perspectives
This highly topical book offers a comprehensive study of the interaction of food, politics and science over the last hundred years. A range of important case studies, from pasteurisation in Britain to the E coli outbreak offers new material for those interested in science policy and the role of...
Published December 20th 2000 by Routledge
Considering cases from Europe to India, this collection brings together current critical research into the role played by racial issues in the production of medical knowledge. Confronting such controversial themes as colonialism and medicine, the origins of racial thinking and health and migration,...
Published June 9th 1999 by Routledge
This comprehensive collection provides a fascinating summary of the debates on the growth of institutional care during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Revising and revisiting Foucault, it looks at the significance of ethnicity, race and gender as well as the impact of political and cultural...
Published March 31st 1999 by Routledge
Power, Medicine and the Body
Though Foucault is now widely taught in universities, his writings are notoriously difficult. Reassessing Foucault critically examines the implications of his work for students and researchers in a wide range of areas in the social and human sciences. Focusing on the social history of medicine,...
Published April 29th 1998 by Routledge
Families, Communities, Institutions, and the Provision of Welfare Since Antiquity
The care of the needy and the sick is delivered by various groups including immediate family, the wider community, religious organisations and the State funded institutions. The Locus of Care provides an historical perspective on welfare detailing who carers were in the past, where care was...
Published December 10th 1997 by Routledge
Debates and Controversies in the Modern Period
Published July 9th 1997 by Routledge
Britain and the 1918-19 Influenza Pandemic: A Dark Epilogue
To Be Published September 14th 2013
Medicine, Health and the Public Sphere in Britain, 1600-2000
To Be Published September 26th 2013
Nutrition in Britain: Science, Scientists and Politics in the Twentieth Century
To Be Published September 29th 2013