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New and Published Books

  1. Alcohol and Public Policy

    Edited by Thom Brooks

    Series: Contemporary Issues in Social Science

    Alcohol and its consumption is a major topic for public policy-making. Growing awareness of alcohol-related health problems among the general public has led to high levels of interest in alcohol consumption and its impact on society. This innovative collection of new perspectives on this critically...

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Branding and Designing Disability

    Reconceptualising Disability Studies

    By Elizabeth DePoy, Stephen Gilson

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    Over the past fifty years, design and branding have become omnipotent in the market and have made their way to other domains as well. Given their potential to divide humans into categories and label their worth and value, design and branding can wield immense but currently unharnessed powers of...

    Published June 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Barcoding Nature

    Shifting Cultures of Taxonomy in an Age of Biodiversity Loss

    By Claire Waterton, Rebecca Ellis, Brian Wynne

    DNA Barcoding has been promoted since 2003 as a new, fast, digital genomics-based means of identifying natural species based on the idea that a small standard fragment of any organism’s genome (a so-called ‘micro-genome’) can faithfully identify and help to classify every species on the planet. The...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Some Early and Later Houses of Pity (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Morrison Hobson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    From around the eleventh century until the Reformation, a close connection between the Church and hospitals was formed as they became a refuge for the ill, ostracised and poor. First published in 1926, John Morrison Hobson presents a fascinating survey of the hospitals and almshouses found...

    Published June 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Children with Gender Identity Disorder

    A Clinical, Ethical, and Legal Analysis

    By Simona Giordano

    Series: Routledge Studies in Health and Social Welfare

    How should we understand transgenderism, especially as it affects children and adolescents? Psychiatric manuals include transgenderism among mental illnesses (Gender Identity Disorder). Such inclusion is relatively recent, and even the words transsexual and transgender were coined only a few...

    Published June 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Key Themes in Public Health

    By Miranda Thurston

    ‘The growth of public health courses aimed at undergraduates has created a new need for textbooks that are appropriate and stimulating. Miranda Thurston has succeeded in producing something which strikes the right note. It is wide ranging in scope without being superficial and is accessible to the...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Routledge

  7. An Introduction to the Sociology of Ignorance

    Essays on the Limits of Knowing

    Edited by Linsey McGoey

    Ignorance is typically thought of as the absence or opposite of knowledge. In global societies that equate knowledge with power, ignorance is seen as a liability that can and should be overcome through increased education and access to information. In recent years, scholars from the social sciences...

    Published June 8th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Knowledge

    By Marian Adolf, Nico Stehr

    Series: Key Ideas

    Almost everything we do is based on our knowledge of the world around us: how we dress in the morning, how we go about our work, how we interact with other people – all these things rest on our understanding of how we know life. Knowledge might be seen as the most central as well as the most...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Philosophy, Theory and Methods of J. L. Moreno

    The Man Who Tried to Become God

    By John Nolte

    Series: Explorations in Mental Health

    J. L. Moreno, M.D., is recognized as the originator of sociometry and psychodrama, and was a prodigious creator of methods and theories of creativity, society, and human behavior. The methods and techniques he authored have been widely adopted; the theories and philosophy upon which the methods are...

    Published May 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. Food, Morals and Meaning

    The Pleasure and Anxiety of Eating, 2nd Edition

    By John Coveney

    Following on from the success of the first edition, John Coveney traces our complex relationship with food and eating and our preoccupation with diet, self-discipline and food guilt. Using our current fascination with health and nutrition, he explores why our appetite for food pleasures...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge