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  1. The Atlas of Women in the World

    4th Edition

    By Joni Seager

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    'When is an atlas a page-turner? When it makes the female half of the world visible in reliable statistics and glorious graphics. Nobody should be without this book.' Gloria Steinem 'A wonderfully illuminating and clear sighted book. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the reality...

    Published February 19th 2009 by Unknown

  2. Sociology and Health

    An Introduction, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Morrall, Peter Morrall

    This lively, introductory text provides students and health practitioners with the foundations of a sociological understanding of health issues. Written for anyone who is interested in health and disease in contemporary global society, this book engages the reader to act upon their occupational and...

    Published February 16th 2009 by Routledge

  3. The End of Stigma?

    Changes in the Social Experience of Long-Term Illness

    By Gill Green

    This innovative book investigates the roots of contemporary experiences of stigma, throwing new light on the phenomenon by examining a variety of long-term conditions. Behaviour, lifestyle and identity are no longer the results of mass-production by social class and nation, but increasingly the...

    Published February 8th 2009 by Routledge

  4. Public-Private Partnerships in Health Care in India

    Lessons for developing countries

    By A. Venkat Raman, James Warner Björkman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development Economics

    Public-private partnerships are increasingly advocated to alleviate deficiencies in the public health system as well as to reduce economic stress on those who seek services from an expensive, burgeoning and unregulated private health sector. Focusing on India, this book examines how the private...

    Published November 3rd 2008 by Routledge

  5. Medical Sociology and Old Age

    Towards a sociology of health in later life

    By Paul Higgs, Ian Rees Jones

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    The nature of health in later life has conventionally been studied from two perspectives. Medical sociologists have focused on the failing body, chronic illness, infirmity and mortality, while social gerontologists on the other hand have focused on the epidemiology of old age and health and social...

    Published October 26th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Defeating Autism

    A Damaging Delusion

    By Michael Fitzpatrick

    Autism: disease, disorder or difference? What causes autism – genes or environment? Can biomedical treatments cure autism, and are they safe? An increased public awareness of autism has resulted in a rising trend of diagnoses, creating the impression of an ‘epidemic’. Many parents of children...

    Published October 19th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Arguing about Disability

    Philosophical Perspectives

    Edited by Kristjana Kristiansen, Simo Vehmas, Tom Shakespeare

    Disability is a thorny and muddled concept - especially in the field of disability studies - and social accounts contest with more traditional biologically based approaches in highly politicized debates. Sustained theoretical scrutiny has sometimes been lost amongst the controversy and...

    Published October 15th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Reconstructing Motherhood and Disability in the Age of Perfect Babies

    By Gail Landsman

    Examining mothers of newly diagnosed disabled children within the context of new reproductive technologies and the discourse of choice, this book uses anthropology and disability studies to revise the concept of "normal" and to establish a social environment in which the expression of full lives...

    Published August 19th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Women's Health and Social Change

    By Ellen Annandale

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2009 Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many...

    Published July 29th 2008 by Routledge

  10. Bereavement Narratives

    Continuing bonds in the twenty-first century

    By Christine Valentine

    Bereavement is often treated as a psychological condition of the individual with both healthy and pathological forms. However, this empirically-grounded study argues that this is not always the best or only way to help the bereaved. In a radical departure, it emphasises normality and social and...

    Published July 7th 2008 by Routledge