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New and Published Books

  1. Public Health in India

    Technology, governance and service delivery

    Edited by Diatha Krishna Sundar, Shashank Garg, Isha Garg

    Despite rapid advances in modern medicine and state-of-the-art health care services in the private sector, primary health care in India remains inaccessible to a majority of the population. Besides, even policymakers often do not have access to real-time data to fine-tune their policies or design...

    Published May 26th 2015 by Routledge India

  2. The Sociology Of The Caring Professions

    By Pamela Abbott

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  3. Maternal Mortality, Human Rights and Accountability

    Edited by Paul Hunt, Tony Gray

    The scale of maternal mortality and morbidity today is staggering. This book focuses on a vital part of a human rights response to maternal mortality, viz. accountability. Accountability encompasses monitoring, review and redress at the local, national and international levels. The book's context...

    Published May 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  4. Chronic Illness, Vulnerability and Social Work

    Autoimmunity and the contemporary disease experience

    By Liz Price, Liz Walker

    Series: Routledge Advances in Social Work

    Whilst the body has recently assumed greater sociological significance, there has been less engagement in social work and social care on the bodily experience of health, illness and disease. This innovative volume redresses the balance by exploring chronic illness and social work, through the...

    Published May 8th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Women's Health in Africa

    Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Chimaraoke O. Izugbara, Eleanor Krassen Covan, Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock

    This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women’s health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their...

    Published May 1st 2015 by Routledge

  6. Complex Interventions in Health

    An overview of research methods

    Edited by David A. Richards, Ingalill Rahm Hallberg

    Health and human services currently face a series of challenges – such as aging populations, chronic diseases and new endemics – that require highly complex responses, and take place in multiple care environments including acute medicine, chronic care facilities and the community. Accordingly, most...

    Published April 22nd 2015 by Routledge

  7. Social Constructionism

    3rd Edition

    By Vivien Burr

    Now in its third edition, this successful book introduces students to the area of social science theory and research known as social constructionism. Using a variety of examples from everyday experience and from existing research in areas such as personality, sexuality and health, it clearly...

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  8. Culture, Health and Sexuality

    An Introduction

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker, Felicity Thomas

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    The last twenty years have seen a growth in multi-disciplinary work in the area of sexuality, culture and health. What was once a set of specialist concerns has been steadily mainstreamed. Alongside this, a broader interest has developed in ‘social’ and 'cultural’ factors relating to sexuality...

    Published April 21st 2015 by Routledge

  9. Economies of Death

    Economic logics of killable life and grievable death

    Edited by Patricia Lopez, Kathryn A. Gillespie

    Series: Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy

    Economies of Death: Economic Logics of Killable Life and Grievable Death examines the economic logic involved in determining whose lives and deaths come to matter and why. Drawing from eight distinct case studies focused on the killability and grievability of certain humans, animals, and...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Gender Justice and Development: Local and Global

    Volume I

    Edited by Christine Koggel, Cynthia Bisman

    It is now generally accepted by development theorists and policy-makers that the popular policies of reducing or eliminating social welfare programs over the past several decades have increased inequalities and injustices throughout the world. The authors in this collection focus on the gendered...

    Published April 17th 2015 by Routledge