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  1. Depression

    Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities

    By Bradley Lewis

    Series: The Routledge Series Integrating Science and Culture

    We live in an era of depression, a condition that causes extensive suffering for individuals and families and saps our collective productivity. Yet there remains considerable confusion about how to understand depression. Depression: Integrating Science, Culture, and Humanities looks at the varied...

    Published October 6th 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. Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

    Edited by Eleni Fournaraki, Zinon Papakonstantinou

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated and manipulated by sport authorities of nation-states, athletic organizations and their...

    Published May 11th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Pedagogy and Human Movement

    Theory, Practice, Research

    By Richard Tinning

    Series: Routledge Studies in Physical Education and Youth Sport

    Across the full range of human movement studies and their many sub-disciplines, established institutional practices and forms of pedagogy are used to (re)produce valued knowledge about human movement. Pedagogy and Human Movement explores this pedagogy in detail to reveal its applications and...

    Published March 23rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Outsourcing the Womb

    Race, Class and Gestational Surrogacy in a Global Market

    By France Winddance Twine

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    A quiet revolution has been taking place during the past three decades. The way that children enter families has changed radically among upper middle class families. In the 1980s infertility increasing became defined as a medical problem that could be solved with assisted reproductive technologies...

    Published February 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  6. Body Problems

    Running and Living Long in a Fast-Food Society

    By Ben Agger

    Series: Framing 21st Century Social Issues

    This book addresses the relationship between the body and society in a fast-food society. Agger focuses on issues of food, exercise, work, dieting and eating disorders, fashion, bariatric and cosmetic surgery, and health. He addresses the dilemma that we have ample access to abundant calories but...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Embodied Cognition

    By Lawrence Shapiro

    Series: New Problems of Philosophy

    Embodied cognition often challenges standard cognitive science. In this outstanding introduction, Lawrence Shapiro sets out the central themes and debates surrounding embodied cognition, explaining and assessing the work of many of the key figures in the field, including George Lakoff, Alva Noë,...

    Published August 8th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Gymnastics, a Transatlantic Movement

    From Europe to America

    Edited by Gertrud Pfister

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This book explores, analyses, and explains divergent ideologies and practices of gymnastics in selected European nations. It reconstructs the ex- and import processes from Europe to America and determines the processes, interrelationships and transformations of these "transatlantic movements" in...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Sport, Theory and Social Problems

    A Critical Introduction

    By Eric Anderson

    What impact does sport have on the lives of ordinary people? How does sport help to perpetuate inequalities in society? What can social theory tell us about the role of sport in society? At their origin competitive sports were institutionalized in Western cultures for the privilege of white,...

    Published June 16th 2010 by Routledge

  10. The Politics of the Male Body in Global Sport

    The Danish Involvement

    By Hans Bonde

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    Danish sport has been associated with Europe and the World; not least through I.P. Muller and Niels Bukh and the Danish Gymnastics revolution with its emphasis on male aesthetics and hygiene in the first half of the twentieth century. At the same time, Denmark has stood apart from Europe in the...

    Published June 9th 2010 by Routledge