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  1. The Public Shaping of Medical Research

    Patient Associations, Health Movements and Biomedicine

    Edited by Peter Wehling, Willy Viehöver, Sophia Koenen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    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

  2. Siblings in Adolescence

    Emerging individuals, lasting bonds

    By Aiden Sisler, Angela Ittel

    Series: Studies in Adolescent Development

    How do brothers and sisters shape one another? Siblings in Adolescence provides a comprehensive overview of the most up-to-date, international empirical research on the sibling bond during the critical adolescent years. The authors examine how the relationship impacts on adolescent development, as...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. 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 December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Medical Geography (Routledge Revivals)

    Progress and Prospect

    Edited by Michael Pacione

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Geographers have for a long time contributed much valuable detailed data on the geographical patterns of disease and health care delivery to the medical world. On its first publication in 1985, this edited collection addressed the need for a review of progress in the field of medical geography that...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Disease, Religion and Healing in Asia

    Collaborations and Collisions

    Edited by Ivette M. Vargas-O'Bryan, Zhou Xun

    Series: Routledge Studies in Asian Religion and Philosophy

    Recent academic and medical initiatives have highlighted the benefits of studying culturally embedded healing traditions that incorporate religious and philosophical viewpoints to better understand local and global healing phenomena. Capitalising on this trend, the present volume looks at the...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Complaints, Controversies and Grievances in Medicine

    Historical and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Jonathan Reinarz, Rebecca Wynter

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    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

  7. Healing Holidays

    Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health

    Edited by Harish Naraindas, Cristiana Bastos

    This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge International Handbook of Diversity Studies

    Edited by Steven Vertovec

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    In recent years the concept of ‘diversity’ has gained a leading place in academic thought, business practice and public policy worldwide. Although variously used, ‘diversity’ tends to refer to patterns of social difference in terms of certain key categories. Today the foremost categories shaping...

    Published November 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Development of Disability Rights Under International Law

    From Charity to Human Rights

    By Arlene S. Kanter

    The adoption of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CPRD) by the United Nations in 2006 is the first comprehensive and binding treaty on the rights of people with disabilities. It establishes the right of people with disabilities to equality, dignity, autonomy, full...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Genetic Discrimination

    Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

    Edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge