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  1. 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 28th 2011 by Routledge

  2. 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 26th 2011 by Routledge

  3. 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 16th 2011 by Routledge

  4. 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 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. 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 14th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Governance of Life in Chinese Moral Experience

    The Quest for an Adequate Life

    Edited by Everett Zhang, Arthur Kleinman, Weiming Tu

    China has experienced a tremendous turn-around over the past three decades from the ethos of sacrificing life to the emergent appeal for valuing life. This book takes an interdisciplinary look at China during these decades of transformation through the defining theme of governance of life....

    Published December 16th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Biomedicine as Culture

    Instrumental Practices, Technoscientific Knowledge, and New Modes of Life

    Edited by Regula Valérie Burri, Joseph Dumit

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on contemporary biomedicine as a cultural practice. It brings together leading scholars from cultural anthropology, sociology, history, and science studies to conduct a critical dialogue on the culture(s) of biomedical practice, discussing its...

    Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  8. The Archaeology of Human Bones

    2nd Edition

    By Simon Mays

    The Archaeology of Human Bones provides an up to date account of the scientific analysis of human skeletal remains from archaeological sites. This completely revised edition reflects the latest developments in scientific techniques for studying human skeletons and the latest applications of those...

    Published April 25th 2010 by Routledge

  9. The Human Cost of African Migrations

    Edited by Toyin Falola, Niyi Afolabi

    Series: African Studies

    In an era of globalization, population growth, and displacements, migration is now a fact of life in a constantly shifting economic and political world order. This book contributes to the discourse on the beneficiaries, benefactors, and the casualties of African displacement. While the few existing...

    Published March 5th 2009 by Routledge

  10. HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention

    By Cynthia Pope, Renee T. White, Robert Malow

    HIV/AIDS: Global Frontiers in Prevention/Intervention provides a comprehensive overview of the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. The unique anthology addresses cutting-edge issues in HIV/AIDS research, policymaking, and advocacy. Key features include: · Nine original essays from leading scholars in...

    Published September 22nd 2008 by Routledge