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New and Published Books

  1. The Public Shaping of Medical Research

    Patient Associations, Health Movements and Biomedicine

    Edited by Peter Wehling, Willy Viehöver, Sophia Koenen

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Patient organizations and social health movements offer one of the most important and illuminating examples of civil society engagement and participation in scientific research and research politics. Influencing the research agenda, and initiating, funding and accelerating the development of...

    Published December 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Alcohol and the Adult Brain

    Edited by Jenny Svanberg, Adrienne Withall, Brian Draper, Stephen Bowden

    Series: Current Issues in Neuropsychology

    The research literature on the impact of alcohol on the brain has seen a rapid expansion in recent years. Alcohol and the Adult Brain presents an up-to-date overview of some of the issues relevant to understanding and working with people with cognitive impairment as a result of chronic alcohol use....

    Published December 16th 2014 by Psychology Press

  3. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape, 2nd Edition

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service. The...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Anthropologies of Cancer in Transnational Worlds

    Edited by Holly F. Mathews, Nancy Burke, Eirini Kampriani

    Series: Routledge Studies in Anthropology

    This volume brings together original empirical essays from a diverse group of anthropologists working in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to demonstrate how the study of cancer as a global health problem can promote theoretical understandings of the politics and pragmatics of suffering and...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Reproductive Tourism in the United States

    Creating Family in the Mother Country

    By Lauren Jade Martin

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    This book examines the United States as a destination for international consumers of assisted fertility services, including egg donation, surrogacy, and sex selection. Based on interviews conducted with fertility industry insiders who market their services to an international clientele in three of...

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Coping with Alcohol and Drug Problems

    The Experiences of Family Members in Three Contrasting Cultures

    By Jim Orford, Guillermina Natera, Alex Copello, Carol Atkinson, Jazmin Mora, Richard Velleman, Ian Crundall, Marcela Tiburcio, Lorna Templeton, Gwen Walley

    What difference does culture make? Coping with Alcohol and Drug Problems: The Experiences of Family Members in Three Contrasting Cultures aims to deepen and extend understanding of the experiences of family members trying to cope with the excessive drinking or drug taking of a...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. New Directions in Feminism and Human Rights

    Edited by Dana Collins, Sylvanna Falcon, Sharmila Lodhia, Molly Talcott

    On the sixtieth anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, feminists are at a critical juncture to re-envision and re-engage in a politics of human rights. Interdisciplinary feminist conversations among scholar-activists can both challenge and enrich new directions in feminism and...

    Published December 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides?

    Abortion, Neonatal Care, Assisted Dying, and Capital Punishment, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    This second edition of Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? has been updated to consider the rising stakes for issues of life and death. Abortion, assisted dying, and capital punishment are among the most contentious issues in many societies and demand debate. Whose rights are protected? How do these...

    Published December 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  9. Healing Holidays

    Itinerant Patients, Therapeutic Locales and the Quest for Health

    Edited by Harish Naraindas, Cristiana Bastos

    This volume on medical tourism includes contributions by anthropologists and historians on a variety of health-seeking modes of travel and leisure. It brings together analyses of recent trends of "medical tourism", such as underinsured middle-class Americans traveling to India for surgery, pious...

    Published November 28th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Genetic Discrimination

    Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

    Edited by Gerard Quinn, Aisling de Paor, Peter Blanck

    As genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge