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  1. Handbook of Cultural Sociology

    Edited by John R. Hall, Laura Grindstaff, Ming-cheng Lo

    The Handbook of Cultural Sociology provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary scholarship in sociology and related disciplines focused on the complex relations of culture to social structures and everyday life. With sixty-five essays written by scholars from around the world, the book...

    Published April 19th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Women and Aging International

    Diversity, Challenges and Contributions

    Edited by Lee Ann Mjelde-Mossey, Iris Chi

    According to a recent population report by the United Nations, "in most countries, older women greatly outnumber older men. In many cases, the difference is so large that the concerns of the older population should in fact be viewed primarily as the concerns of older women." Internationally, the...

    Published April 18th 2012 by Routledge

  3. The International Migration of Health Workers

    Edited by John Connell

    Series: Routledge Research in Population and Migration

    This volume provides the first detailed overview of the growing phenomenon of the international migration of skilled health workers. The contributors focus on who migrates, why they migrate, what the outcomes are for them and their extended families, what their experiences in the workforce are, and...

    Published February 23rd 2012 by Routledge

  4. Gender and Sexuality in India

    Selling Sex in Chennai

    By Salla Sariola

    Series: Routledge/Edinburgh South Asian Studies Series

    India has one of the highest numbers of HIV carriers in the world. HIV has remained associated with sex work, and large sums of money provided to fund public health interventions have come from global institutions such as UNAIDS, the World Bank and USAID. In the midst of these processes, however,...

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  5. Community Genetics and Genetic Alliances

    Eugenics, Carrier Testing, and Networks of Risk

    By Aviad E. Raz

    Series: Genetics and Society

    Carrier testing of adults provides information about the risk of passing a genetic mutation to your children, leading to reproductive (and some say, eugenic) decisions. Excessive carrier screening may have adverse effects, but it can also prevent suffering and open up new reproductive options....

    Published February 21st 2012 by Routledge

  6. Health, Illness and Culture

    Broken Narratives

    Edited by Lars-Christer Hydén, Jens Brockmeier

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    This collection of essays examines the interrelations between illness, disability, health, society, and culture. The contributors examine how "narratives" have emerged and been utilized within these areas to help those who have experienced d injury, disability, dementia, pain, grief, or...

    Published July 29th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires

    the History of Corpse Medicine from the Renaissance to the Victorians

    By Richard Sugg

    Mummies, Cannibals and Vampires charts in vivid detail the largely forgotten history of European corpse medicine, when kings, ladies, gentlemen, priests and scientists prescribed, swallowed or wore human blood, flesh, bone, fat, brains and skin against epilepsy, bruising, wounds, sores, plague,...

    Published June 27th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Alcohol, Tobacco and Obesity

    Morality, Mortality and the New Public Health

    Edited by Kirsten Bell, Darlene McNaughton, Amy Salmon

    Series: Routledge Studies in Public Health

    Although drinking, smoking and obesity have attracted social and moral condemnation to varying degrees for more than two hundred years, over the past few decades they have come under intense attack from the field of public health as an ‘unholy trinity’ of lifestyle behaviours with apparently...

    Published June 17th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Japan's Wartime Medical Atrocities

    Comparative Inquiries in Science, History, and Ethics

    Edited by Jing Bao Nie, Nanyan Guo, Mark Selden, Arthur Kleinman

    Series: Asia's Transformations

    Prior to and during the Second World War, the Japanese Army established programs of biological warfare throughout China and elsewhere. In these “factories of death,” including the now-infamous Unit 731, Japanese doctors and scientists conducted large numbers of vivisections and experiments on...

    Published May 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Tibetan Medicine in the Contemporary World

    Global Politics of Medical Knowledge and Practice

    Edited by Laurent Pordié

    Series: Needham Research Institute Series

    The popularity of Tibetan medicine plays a central role in the international market for alternative medicine and has been increasing and extending far beyond its original cultural area becoming a global phenomenon. This book analyses Tibetan medicine in the 21st century by considering the...

    Published April 15th 2011 by Routledge