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  1. South Asian Tissue Economies

    Edited by Jacob Copeman

    Questions of the social implications of biotechnology and biological exchange (the extraction of human tissues such as blood, skin and organs for testing, storage and/or distribution for therapeutic or research purposes) have recently been brought strongly to the analytical fore across the social...

    Published April 3rd 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Rise of Critical Animal Studies

    From the Margins to the Centre

    Edited by Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    As the scholarly and interdisciplinary study of human/animal relations becomes crucial to the urgent questions of our time, notably in relation to environmental crisis, this collection explores the inner tensions within the relatively new and broad field of animal studies. This provides a platform...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Towards a Contextual Psychology of Disablism

    By Brian Watermeyer

    Series: Routledge Advances in Disability Studies

    In recent years, disability studies has been driven by a model of disability which focuses on the social and economic oppression of disabled people. Although an important counterbalance to a pathologising medical model, the social model risks presenting an impoverished and disembodied view of...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Regulating Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis

    A Comparative and Theoretical Analysis

    Edited by Sheila A.M. McLean, Sarah Elliston

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    The successful achievement of pregnancies following pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) was first reported in April 1990. The technology is often used for patients who are at substantial risk of conceiving a pregnancy affected by a known genetic disorder, however from this technology other...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Breast Cancer Gene Research and Medical Practices

    Transnational Perspectives in the Time of BRCA

    Edited by Sahra Gibbon, Galen Joseph, Jessica Mozersky, Andrea zur Nieden, Sonja Palfner

    Series: Genetics and Society

    The discovery of the two inherited susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 in the mid-1990s created the possibility of predictive genetic testing and led to the establishment of specific medical programmes for those at high risk of developing breast cancer in the UK, US and Europe. In the intervening...

    Published March 18th 2014 by Routledge

  6. A Companion to Life Course Studies

    The Social and Historical Context of the British Birth Cohort Studies

    Edited by Michael E.J. Wadsworth, John Bynner

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Since the end of the Second World War, society has been characterised by rapid and extensive political, economic, scientific, and technological change. Opportunities for education, employment, human relations, and good health, have all been greatly affected by those changes, as have all aspects of...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Reflecting on Cosmetic Surgery

    Body image, Shame and Narcissism

    By Jane Megan Northrop

    Cosmetic surgery represents an extreme form of modern grooming. It is the fastest growing medical specialty, yet misconceptions abound about those who undertake it and their reasons for doing so. With a grounded approach, engaging 30 women through in-depth interview, this study explores how they...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Public Health in International Investment Law and Arbitration

    By Valentina Vadi

    Series: Routledge Research in International Economic Law

    Is a State free to adopt measures to protect the public health of its citizens? If so, what are the limits, if any, to such regulatory powers? This book addresses these questions by focusing on the clash between the regulatory autonomy of the state and international investment governance. As a wide...

    Published March 14th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Bioethics

    Methods, Theories, Domains

    By Marcus Düwell

    Series: Biomedical Law and Ethics Library

    This book is a philosophically-oriented introduction to bioethics. It offers the reader an overview of key debates in bioethics relevant to various areas including; organ retrieval, stem cell research, justice in healthcare and issues in environmental ethics, including issues surrounding food and...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies

    Edited by Nick Watson, Alan Roulstone, Carol Thomas

    The Routledge Handbook of Disability Studies takes a multidisciplinary approach to disability and provides an authoritative and up-to-date overview of the main issues in the field around the world today. Adopting an international perspective and consisting entirely of newly commissioned chapters...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge