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  1. Disability Rights and Wrongs

    By Tom Shakespeare

    Over the last thirty years, the field of disability studies has emerged from the political activism of disabled people. In this challenging review of the field, leading disability academic and activist Tom Shakespeare argues that the social model theory has reached a dead end. Drawing on a...

    Published August 30th 2006 by Routledge

  2. Breastfeeding in Hospital

    Mothers, Midwives and the Production Line

    By Fiona Dykes

    'Breast is best' is today’s prevailing mantra. However, women – particularly first-time mothers – frequently feel unsupported when they come to feed their baby. This new experience often takes place in the impersonal and medicalized surroundings of a hospital maternity ward where women are 'seen to...

    Published August 16th 2006 by Routledge

  3. The Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics

    From Bench to Bedside

    Learn the facts behind the pharmacology and pharmacokinetics of controversial cannabis therapeuticsThe Handbook of Cannabis Therapeutics: From Bench to Bedside sets aside the condemnation and hysteria of society’s view of cannabis to concentrate on the medically sound aspects of cannabis...

    Published July 18th 2006 by Routledge

  4. Inventing Disease and Pushing Pills

    Pharmaceutical Companies and the Medicalisation of Normal Life

    By Jörg Blech

    This is a highly accessible and reassuring account of how the pharmaceutical industry is redefining health, making it a state that is almost impossible to achieve. Many normal life processes – states as natural as birth, ageing, sexuality, unhappiness and death – are systematically being...

    Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge

  5. The Reality of Nursing Research

    Politics, Practices and Processes

    Edited by Davina Allen, Patricia Lyne

    Focusing on the nurse researcher's dual role as practitioner and researcher, as well as research ethics and the relationship between practitioner and academic agendas, The Reality of Nursing Research helps to: locate the practical dilemmas of nursing research in historical and policy context...

    Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge

  6. Birth Crisis

    By Sheila Kitzinger

    One new mother in twenty is diagnosed with traumatic stress after childbirth. In Birth Crisis Sheila Kitzinger explores the disempowerment and anxiety experienced by these women. Key topics discussed include: increasing intervention in pregnancy the shift in emphasis from relationships to...

    Published May 31st 2006 by Routledge

  7. Food, Morals and Meaning

    The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating, 2nd Edition

    By John Coveney

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published May 10th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Promise of Welfare Reform

    Political Rhetoric and the Reality of Poverty in the Twenty-First Century

    By Elizabeth Segal

    Find out how—and why—legislation has made economic rights more important than human rightsSince 1996, politicians and public officials in the United States have celebrated the “success” of welfare reform legislation despite little, if any, evidence to support their claims....

    Published May 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  9. Mental Illness and the Body

    Beyond Diagnosis

    By Louise Phillips

    Using real life case studies of people experiencing mental illness, this book identifies how bodily presentation of patients may reflect certain aspects of their ‘lived experience’. With reference to a range of theoretical perspectives including philosophy, psychoanalysis, feminism and sociology,...

    Published April 19th 2006 by Routledge

  10. The New NHS

    A Guide

    By Alison Talbot-Smith, Allyson M. Pollock

    Dr Alison Talbot-Smith, an experienced doctor and researcher, and Professor Allyson M. Pollock, one of the UKs leading authorities on the NHS, give a lucid and incisive account of the new NHS – which has emerged from a far-reaching programme of market-oriented changes. Providing an authoritative...

    Published April 12th 2006 by Routledge