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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Biobanks

    Governance in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by Herbert Gottweis, Alan Petersen

    In recent years, a number of large population-based biobanks – genetic databases that combine genetic information derived from blood samples with personal data about environment, medical history, lifestyle or genealogy – have been set up in order to study the interface between disease, and genetic...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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