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  1. Psychiatry, Mental Institutions, and the Mad in Apartheid South Africa

    By Tiffany Fawn Jones

    Series: African Studies

    In the late 1970s, South African mental institutions were plagued with scandals about human rights abuse, and psychiatric practitioners were accused of being agents of the apartheid state. Between 1939 and 1994, some psychiatric practitioners supported the mandate of the racist and...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

    Edited by Dongyou Liu

    Security sensitive microbes (viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites) and toxins, which are often referred to as the select agents and toxins, have the capacity to cause serious illness and death in humans, animals, and plants. Throughout history, these microbes and toxins have been exploited in...

    Published April 8th 2014 by CRC Press

  3. Obesity Discourse and Fat Politics

    Research, Critique and Interventions

    Edited by Lee Monaghan, Rachel Colls, Bethan Evans

    There is considerable rhetoric and concern about weight and obesity across an increasing range of national contexts. Alarmist claims about an ‘obesity time-bomb’ are continually recycled in policy reports, reviews and white papers, each of which begin with the assumption that fatness is...

    Published April 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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