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New and Published Books

  1. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. HIV/AIDS and the Social Consequences of Untamed Biomedicine

    Anthropological Complicities

    By Graham Fordham

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on the case of HIV/AIDS in Thailand, this book examines how anthropological and other interpretative social science research has been utilized in modeling the AIDS epidemic, and in the design and implementation of interventions. It argues that much social science research has been complicit...

    Published November 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Medical Anthropology in Europe

    Shaping the Field

    Edited by Elisabeth Hsu, Caroline Potter

    This collection brings together three generations of medical anthropologists working at European universities to reflect on past, current and future directions of the field. Medical anthropology emerged on an international playing ground, and while other recently compiled anthologies emphasize...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Health Care and Immigration

    Understanding the Connections

    Edited by Patricia Fernández-Kelly, Alejandro Portes

    Series: Ethnic and Racial Studies

    This pioneering volume represents the culmination of state-of-the-art research whose purpose was to investigate the relationship between health care and immigration in the USA - two broken systems in need of reform. This volume sets out to answer the question: how do medical institutions...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Therapeutic Turn

    How psychology altered Western culture

    By Ole Jacob Madsen

    Series: Concepts for Critical Psychology

    In what ways has psychology become more influential in Western society? In this book author Ole Jacob Madsen considers the notion of a ‘Therapeutic Turn’ in Western culture – the tendency for psychology to permeate ever new spheres within society. The Therapeutic Turn evaluates the increasing...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Disclosure in Health and Illness

    Edited by Mark Davis, Lenore Manderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Disclosure is a frequently used but rarely interrogated concept in health and social welfare. Abuse, disability, sexuality and health status can be ‘disclosed’ to peers and professionals, and on some occasions, disclosure is a requirement and not a choice. This innovative collection examines the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Intimate Economies of Development

    Mobility, Sexuality and Health in Asia

    By Chris Lyttleton

    Series: Routledge Studies in Development, Mobilities and Migration

    Aspirations, desires, opportunism and exploitation are seldom considered as fundamental elements of donor-driven development as it impacts on the lives of people in poor countries. Yet, alongside structural interventions, emotional or affective engagements are central to processes of social change...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Breast Cancer Gene Research and Medical Practices

    Transnational Perspectives in the Time of BRCA

    Edited by Sahra Gibbon, Galen Joseph, Jessica Mozersky, Andrea zur Nieden, Sonja Palfner

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The discovery of the two inherited susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the mid-1990s created the possibility of predictive genetic testing and led to the establishment of specific medical programmes for those at high risk of developing breast cancer in the UK, US and Europe. In the intervening...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Development and Public Health in the Himalaya

    Reflections on healing in contemporary Nepal

    By Ian Harper

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    Engaging with a range of public health issues, this book charts important social and political transitions in Nepal through the lens of medicine and health development. It focuses on mission health care institutions, tuberculosis control programmes as a site of medical intervention, the "...

    Published February 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  10. Understanding Global Sexualities

    New Frontiers

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Paul Boyce, Henrietta L Moore, Richard Parker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    Over the course of the past thirty years, there has been an explosion of work on sexuality, both conceptually and methodologically. From a relatively limited, specialist field, the study of sexuality has expanded across a wide range of social sciences. Yet as the field has grown, it has become...

    Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge