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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. The Politics of Bioethics

    By Alan Petersen

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Recent rapid advances in the biosciences have led to considerable debate about the social, ethical, and legal implications of research and its applications. The mapping of the human genome, advances in cloning techniques, the harvesting of embryonic stem cells for research, increasing use of...

    Published June 5th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia

    Critical Perspectives

    Edited by Assa Doron, Alex Broom

    Series: Routledge South Asian History and Culture Series

    Health, Culture and Religion in South Asia brings together top international scholars from a range of social science disciplines to critically explore the interplay of local cultural and religious practices in the delivery and experiences of health in South Asia. This groundbreaking text provides...

    Published May 31st 2013 by Routledge

  6. HIV/AIDS, Health and the Media in China

    Imagined Immunity Through Racialized Disease

    By Johanna Hood

    Series: Media, Culture and Social Change in Asia Series

    Approximately 90% of urban HIV/AIDS education in China occurs indirectly through non-specialist media reports. Many of these reports use images of extreme suffering and poverty to communicate an understanding of who gets HIV, why and how. This book explores an important aspect of how HIV/AIDS is...

    Published May 8th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Worlds of Psychotic People

    Wanderers, 'Bricoleurs' and Strategists

    By Els van Dongen

    Worlds of Psychotic People brings a fresh twenty-first century voice to the lives of those with serious psychological disorders, focusing on the manner in which psychiatric patients experience their subjective worlds. Based on ethnographic research gathered at the psychiatric hospital of Saint...

    Published March 22nd 2013 by Routledge

  8. Islam, Development, and Urban Women’s Reproductive Practices

    By Cortney Hughes Rinker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    Drawing on fieldwork conducted in Rabat, Morocco, this ethnography analyzes the relationship between neoliberal development policies, women’s reproductive practices, and popular understandings of Islam. In the 1990s, Morocco shifted its attention from economic to human development, as economic...

    Published March 4th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Neoliberal Governance and International Medical Travel in Malaysia

    By Meghann Ormond

    Series: Routledge Pacific Rim Geographies

    International medical travel (IMT), people crossing national borders in the pursuit of healthcare, has become a growing phenomenon. With many of the countries currently being promoted as IMT destinations located in the ‘developing’ world, IMT poses a significant challenge to popular assumptions...

    Published February 27th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Suicide and Justice

    A Chinese Perspective

    By Fei Wu

    Series: Routledge Contemporary China Series

    Sociological and psychiatric studies on suicide based on Western ideas about human nature see suicide as social or individual disorder. Suicide in China, however, should be understood differently. By analyzing 30 cases, Wu Fei studies the dynamics of suicide in terms of family politics and local...

    Published February 14th 2013 by Routledge