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  1. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. New Genetics, New Social Formations

    Edited by Peter Glasner, Paul Atkinson, Helen Greenslade

    Series: Genetics and Society

    New genetic technologies cut across a range of public regulatory domains and private lifeworlds, often appearing to generate an institutional void in response to the complex challenges they pose. As a result, a number of new social formations are being developed to legitimate public engagement and...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Neuroscience and the Economics of Decision Making

    Edited by Alessandro Innocenti, Angela Sirigu

    Series: Routledge Advances in Experimental and Computable Economics

    In the last two decades there has been a flourishing research carried out jointly by economists, psychologists and neuroscientists. This meltdown of competences has lead towards original approaches to investigate the mental and cognitive mechanisms involved in the way the economic agent collects,...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  5. New Genetics, New Identities

    Edited by Paul Atkinson, Peter Glasner, Helen Greenslade

    Series: Genetics and Society

    What implications are applications of new genetic technologies in biomedicine having on social identity in today’s society? New Genetics, New Identities, a wide-ranging multi-disciplinary volume in the CESAGen Genetics & Society Book series, presents not only theoretical reflection but also...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Health and Inequality

    Applying Public Health Research to Policy and Practice

    Edited by Angela M. Tod, Julia Hirst

    How can research on the social determinants of health be translated into real life public health practice? Challenging the research-practice gap, this text shows readers from a range of professions how their practice can help to minimise health inequalities. The social model of health embraces...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Disclosure in Health and Illness

    Edited by Mark Davis, Lenore Manderson

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Sociology of Health and Illness

    Disclosure is a frequently used but rarely interrogated concept in health and social welfare. Abuse, disability, sexuality and health status can be ‘disclosed’ to peers and professionals, and on some occasions, disclosure is a requirement and not a choice. This innovative collection examines the...

    Published April 17th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Commodified Bodies

    Organ Transplantation and the Organ Trade

    By Oliver Decker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

    Commodified Bodies examines the social practice of organ transplantation and trafficking and scrutinises the increasingly neoliberal tendencies in the medical system. It analyses phenomena such as the denomination of human body parts as "raw materials" and "commodities," or the arguments used by...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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

  10. 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