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  1. Religion, Medicine and the Human Embryo in Tibet

    By Frances Garrett

    Series: Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism

    This book explores the cultural history of embryology in Tibet, in culture, religion, art and literature, and what this reveals about its medicine and religion. Filling a significant gap in the literature this is the first in-depth exploration of Tibetan medical history in the English language. It...

    Published April 25th 2008 by Routledge

  2. Men and the War on Obesity

    A Sociological Study

    By Lee F. Monaghan

    Is obesity really a public health problem and what does the construction of obesity as a health problem mean for men? According to official statistics, the majority of men in nations such as England and the USA are overweight or obese. Public health officials, researchers, governments and various...

    Published March 31st 2008 by Routledge

  3. The Medicalization of Cyberspace

    By Andy Miah, Emma Rich

    The entire infrastructure and culture of medicine is being transformed by digital technology, the Internet and mobile devices. Cyberspace is now regularly used to provide medical advice and medication, with great numbers of sufferers immersing themselves within virtual communities. What are the...

    Published February 14th 2008 by Routledge

  4. The Atlas of Health

    Mapping the Challenges and Causes of Disease

    By Diarmuid O'Donovan

    Series: The Earthscan Atlas

    Winner of the BMA Board of Science Award for the Public Understanding of Science and the BMA Medical Book Award for Public Health. This is a major new graphic profile of global health. The atlas maps the causes and incidences of the major diseases as well as the economic, social and...

    Published February 6th 2008 by Routledge

  5. Disabled People and the Right to Life

    The Protection and Violation of Disabled People’s Most Basic Human Rights

    Edited by Luke Clements, Janet Read

    The most basic of human rights, the right to life, is the focus of this book. 'Human rights' has increasingly come to be seen as a significant framework, both to aid understanding of the experiences of those who face oppression, and to underpin social, legal and political measures to counter it....

    Published January 17th 2008 by Routledge

  6. Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries

    An Anthropological Perspective

    By Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

    Series: Central Asian Studies

    An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to join the tribe for ten years....

    Published December 17th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Health, Risk and Vulnerability

    Edited by Alan Petersen, Iain Wilkinson

    The concept of risk is one of the most suggestive terms for evoking the cultural character of our times and for defining the purpose of social research. Risk attitudes and behaviours are understood to comprise the dominant experience of culture, politics and society in our times. Health, Risk and...

    Published October 31st 2007 by Routledge

  8. Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Nursing and Midwifery

    Towards a Critical Social Science

    Edited by Jon Adams, Philip Tovey

    This book explores the historical, social, political and cultural facets of integration between complementary and alternative medicine and nursing/midwifery. It examines the ever-expanding integration in relation to: the role and conceptualization of the patient the role and responsibilities...

    Published October 25th 2007 by Routledge

  9. The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous

    From the Beginning

    By Audrey Borden

    The History of Gay People in Alcoholics Anonymous documents and honors the ways thousands of LGBT people have carried Alcoholics Anonymous' message. This illuminating chronicle includes interviews and documents that detail the compelling history, recovery, and wisdom of gay people in AA....

    Published October 12th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Caregiving with Pride

    Edited by Karen I. Frediksen-Goldsen

    Groundbreaking information for caregivers—and those receiving care It is more common now than ever before for partners, family members, and friends to provide informal care, yet caregiving in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) communities has received little attention. Caregiving...

    Published October 10th 2007 by Routledge