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  1. 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 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Suicide in Sri Lanka

    The Anthropology of an Epidemic

    By Tom Widger

    Series: Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

    Why people kill themselves remains an enduring and unanswered question. With a focus on Sri Lanka, a country that for several decades has reported ‘epidemic’ levels of suicidal behaviour, this book develops a unique perspective linking the causes and meanings of suicidal practices to social...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Life and Death Decisions

    The Quest for Morality and Justice in Human Societies, 2nd Edition

    By Sheldon Ekland-Olson

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Issues of Life and Death such as abortion, assisted suicide, capital punishment and others are among the most contentious in many societies. Whose rights are protected? How do these rights and protections change over time and who makes those decisions? Based on the author’s award-winning and hugely...

    Published November 12th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Men Who Sell Sex

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Peter Aggleton, Richard Parker

    Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health

    All over the world, men as well as women exchange sex for money and other forms of reward, sometimes with other men and sometimes with women. In contrast to female prostitution, however, relatively little is known about male sex work, leaving questions unanswered about the individuals involved:...

    Published November 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Food Security and Development

    Country Case Studies

    Edited by Udaya Sekhar Nagothu

    The global food system is characterized by large numbers of people experiencing food insecurity and hunger on the one hand, and vast amounts of food waste and overconsumption on the other. This book brings together experiences from different countries addressing the challenges associated with food...

    Published November 7th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing...

    Published November 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Social Problems in the UK

    An Introduction

    By Stuart Isaacs, David Blundell, Anne Foley, Norman Ginsburg, Brian McDonough, Dan Silverstone, Tara Young

    Social Problems in the UK: An Introduction is the first textbook on contemporary social issues to contextualise social problems within the disciplines of sociology, social policy, criminology and applied social science. Drawing on the research and teaching experience of academics in these areas,...

    Published October 29th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Systems Theory and the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Observing Healthcare

    Edited by Morten Knudsen, Werner Vogd

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Modern societies and organizations are characterized by multiple kinds of observations, systems, or rationalities, rather than singular identities and clear hierarchies. This holds true for healthcare where we find a range of different perspectives – from medicine to education, from science to law,...

    Published October 28th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Health and Elite Sport

    Is High Performance Sport a Healthy Pursuit?

    Edited by Joe Baker, Parissa Safai, Jessica Fraser-Thomas

    Series: Routledge Research in Sport, Culture and Society

    Health and Elite Sport is the first book to critically examine the relationship between participation in high performance sport and health outcomes. Drawing on theory and empirical data from a wide range of disciplines, including sociology, developmental psychology, epidemiology, and physical...

    Published October 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 October 21st 2014 by Routledge