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  1. 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 13th 2013 by Routledge

  2. The Global Health Care Chain

    From the Pacific to the World

    By John Connell

    Series: Routledge Research in Population and Migration

    For more than a quarter of a century there has been significant international migration of skilled health workers, but in the last decades, with critical changes in both sending and receiving countries, few parts of the world are now unaffected by the consequences of the migration of health workers...

    Published October 9th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Dimensions of Pain

    Humanities and Social Science Perspectives

    Edited by Lisa Folkmarson Käll

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Pain research is still dominated by biomedical perspectives and the need to articulate pain in ways other than those offered by evidence based medical models is pressing. Examining closely subjective experiences of pain, this book explores the way in which pain is situated, communicated and formed...

    Published September 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Ritual and Recovery in Post-Conflict Sri Lanka

    By Jane Derges

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Following over twenty years of war, Sri Lanka’s longest cease-fire (2002-2006) provided a final opportunity for an inclusive peace settlement between the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). However, hostilities resumed with ever increasing desperation and ferocity...

    Published September 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Health Transitions and the Double Disease Burden in Asia and the Pacific

    Histories of Responses to Non-Communicable and Communicable Diseases

    Edited by Milton J. Lewis, Kerrie L. MacPherson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Asia-Pacific Studies

    Chronic diseases—cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes—are not only the principal cause of world-wide mortality but also are now responsible for a striking increase in the percentage of sickness in developing countries still grappling with the acute problems of...

    Published September 3rd 2012 by Routledge

  6. Fat

    By Deborah Lupton

    Series: Shortcuts

    In contemporary western societies the fat body has become a focus of stigmatizing discourses and practices aimed at disciplining, regulating and containing it. Despite the fact that in many western countries fat bodies outnumber those that are thin, fat people are still socially marginalized and...

    Published August 15th 2012 by Routledge

  7. Globalization and Health

    Pathways, Evidence and Policy

    Edited by Ronald Labonté, Ted Schrecker, Corinne Packer, Vivien Runnels

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    Contemporary globalization has had tremendous impact on health equity across the globe. However, no volume has systematically analyzed the relationship between globalization and global trends in health outcomes. This book consolidates and updates the findings of a global research project...

    Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge

  8. Gender Equity in Health

    The Shifting Frontiers of Evidence and Action

    Edited by Gita Sen, Piroska Östlin

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This volume brings together experts from a variety of disciplines, such as medicine, biology, sociology, epidemiology, anthropology, economics and political science, who focus on three areas: health disparities and inequity due to gender, the specific problems women face in meeting the highest...

    Published July 10th 2012 by Routledge

  9. 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 25th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Ultra-Low Fertility in Pacific Asia

    Trends, causes and policy issues

    Edited by Paulin Straughan, Angelique Chan, Gavin Jones

    Series: Routledge Research On Public and Social Policy in Asia

    Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea and Hong Kong SAR are among the very lowest-fertility countries in the whole world, and even China has reached fertility levels lower than those in many European countries. If these levels continue over long periods East Asia will soon face accelerating...

    Published May 14th 2012 by Routledge