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  1. Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This volume brings together original empirical essays from a diverse group of anthropologists working in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to demonstrate how the study of cancer as a global health problem can promote theoretical understandings of the politics and pragmatics of suffering and...

    Published April 14th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Routledge Handbook of Global Public Health in Asia

    Edited by Siân M. Griffiths, Jin Ling Tang, Eng Kiong Yeoh

    Global public health is of growing concern to most governments and populations, nowhere more so than in Asia, the world’s largest and most populous continent. Whilst major advances have been made in controlling infectious diseases through public health measures as well as clinical medical...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care

    Worlds Apart

    Edited by Shahra Razavi, Silke Staab

    Series: Routledge/UNRISD Research in Gender and Development

    Care work, both paid and unpaid, contributes to well-being, social development and economic growth. But the costs of providing care are unequally borne across gender and social class. Feminist scholarship on the gendered construction of welfare provisioning and welfare regimes has produced a...

    Published April 8th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Durkheim's Suicide

    A Century of Research and Debate

    Edited by W.S.F. Pickering, Geoffrey Walford

    Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

    Durkeim's book on suicide, first published in 1897, is widely regarded as a classic text, and is essential reading for any student of Durkheim's thought and sociological method. This book examines the continuing importance of Durkheim's methodology. The wide-ranging chapters cover such issues as...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Bridge Employment

    A Research Handbook

    Edited by Carlos-María Alcover, Gabriela Topa, Emma Parry, Franco Fraccaroli, Marco Depolo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    With the long-term trend toward earlier retirement slowing, and the majority of older workers remaining in employment up to and beyond statutory retirement age, it is increasingly important that we understand how to react to these changes. Bridge employment patterns and activities have changed...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Crises, Conflict and Disability

    Ensuring Equality

    Edited by David Mitchell, Valerie Karr

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    People with disabilities are among the most adversely affected during conflict situations or when natural disasters strike. They experience higher mortality rates, have fewer available resources and less access to help, especially in refugee camps, as well as in post-disaster environments. Already...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Towards a Contextual Psychology of Disablism

    By Brian Watermeyer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    In recent years, disability studies has been driven by a model of disability which focuses on the social and economic oppression of disabled people. Although an important counterbalance to a pathologising medical model, the social model risks presenting an impoverished and disembodied view of...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Regulating Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

    A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis

    Edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Flu Epidemic of 1918

    America's Experience in the Global Health Crisis

    By Sandra Opdycke

    Series: Critical Moments in American History

    In 1918, a devastating world-wide influenza epidemic hit the United States. Killing over 600,000 Americans and causing the national death rate to jump 30% in a single year, the outbreak obstructed the country's participation in World War I and imposed terrible challenges on communities across the...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Public Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration

    By Valentina Vadi

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    Is a State free to adopt measures to protect the public health of its citizens? If so, what are the limits, if any, to such regulatory powers? This book addresses these questions by focusing on the clash between the regulatory autonomy of the state and international investment governance. As a wide...

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge