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  1. 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 27th 2008 by Routledge

  2. 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 20th 2008 by Routledge

  3. 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 16th 2008 by Routledge

  4. 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 20th 2008 by Routledge

  5. 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 30th 2008 by Routledge

  6. 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 8th 2008 by Routledge

  7. Sexuality, Health and Human Rights

    By Sonia Corrêa, Rosalind Petchesky, Richard Parker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    This new work surveys how rapid changes taking place at the start of the twenty-first century in social, cultural, political and economic domains impact on sexuality, health and human rights. The relationships between men, women and children are changing quickly, as are traditional family...

    Published June 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. Emotional Labour in Health Care

    The unmanaged heart of nursing

    By Catherine Theodosius

    Series: Critical Studies in Health and Society

    Do nurses still care? In today’s inflexible, fast-paced and more accountable workplace where biomedical and clinical models dominate health care practice, is there room for emotional labour? Based on original empirical research, this book delves into personal accounts of nurses' emotion expressions...

    Published June 26th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse

    Fat Fabrications

    By John Evans, Emma Rich, Brian Davies, Rachel Allwood

    Eating less, exercising more and losing weight seem the obvious solution for the oncoming 'obesity epidemic'. Rarely, however, is thought given to how these messages are interpreted and whether they are in fact inherently healthy. Education, Disordered Eating and Obesity Discourse investigates how...

    Published June 6th 2008 by Routledge

  10. The Logic of Care

    Health and the Problem of Patient Choice

    By Annemarie Mol

    **Shortlisted for the BSA Sociology of Health and Illness Book Prize 2010**What is good care? In this innovative and compelling book, Annemarie Mol argues that good care has little to do with 'patient choice' and, therefore, creating more opportunities for patient choice will not improve health...

    Published May 24th 2008 by Routledge